As announced on this week’s episode of WWE Monday Night Raw, a huge match has been announced for next month’s WWE No Mercy pay-per-view. The match was actually announced on their social media accounts a few hours before the show but it became “official” on Raw.
In what many would call a WrestleMania dream match, Roman Reigns vs. John Cena will take place next month. This year, No Mercy will take place on September 24 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA. The big contract signing took place just before 10 pm eastern.
Here’s a rundown of what happened (bear with me because this was written in real-time):
Kurt Angle introduced John Cena. Cena cut a promo and said that he came to Monday Night Raw to go face to face with THE GUY. Cena said, “If you don’t believe that, just ask him, he’ll tell you.” Cena called Reigns the blue chip prospect that has been protected against anyone and everyone that steps in his path. Cena then said, “and then there’s me and we’ve been through a whole heck of a lot together.” He said that he has “Zero F’s to give” and he wants to fight Reigns because he knows that Reigns doesn’t want to fight him. Cena signed the contract and then Reigns music played. Jerry Lawler and Corey Graves said that Reigns will not be able to step out of Cena’s shadow until he defeats him. Reigns went out to the ring and stood over the contract but he had something to say before he signed it. Reigns laughed about Cena saying that Reigns was scared to fight him. Reigns said, “you’re not as big of a deal as you think you are.” Reigns doesn’t care what he’s done or what he plans to do. Reigns said that he retired The Undertaker at WrestleMania so maybe it’s not that he doesn’t want to fight Cena, maybe he just doesn’t need to. Cena said that everyone in the back knows that Reigns is The Big Dog but everyone out here (the fans) are still trying to figure it out. Cena acknowledged the mixed reaction he gets (“maybe a little heel turn”) but with Reigns it’s different. He said, “they go back and forth with you because when they look at you they see a cheap ass, corporately created John Cena bootleg.” He called Reigns just “a guy” trying to fill shoes that he never will. Cena said “I’m not a battered veteran at the end of his career with a battered hip.” Cena said that he is the strongest and hungriest that he’s ever been and said that if Reigns signs the contract then the Roman Empire is gone. Reigns said that Cena can take anything and spin it but it blows his mind that Cena is talking about being booed because fans want him to be a bad guy. Reigns said, “they boo you
Cena said that he is the strongest and hungriest that he’s ever been and said that if Reigns signs the contract then the Roman Empire is gone. Reigns said that Cena can take anything and spin it but it blows his mind that Cena is talking about being booed because fans want him to be a bad guy. Reigns said, “they boo you because, first of all you suck.” He added, “Second of all…” Reigns seemed to lose his train of thought. Cena stepped on him and said “it’s called a promo.” Reigns continued and said that Cena is a yes man that can learn to be anything and do anything and he’s “just a fake bitch.” He also called him a “part-timing fake ass bitch.” Reigns said that he would be damned if he doesn’t bust his ass every day just so Cena could hang out at the TODAY Show. Reigns said that Cena will take that big shovel and bury as much young talent as he can. He said that’s how Cena stays on top. He said that Cena will do anything because he is a backstabbing shark. Reigns said that Cena can’t bury him. “I’m the one guy in the WWE that John Cena can’t see.” Reigns doesn’t want to lessen himself to be the next John Cena when he could be the one and only Roman Reigns. Cena called Reigns a damn fool and said that it’s better to keep his mouth shut instead of proving people right. Cena said that Reigns is using the same excuse that everyone else has. “You have the gall to blame me. That’s fine big dog. Congratulations, it took you 5 years to cut a halfway decent promo.”
Cena said that everyone in the back thinks that Cena has these mythical powers and “they” (the fans) hold the keys and they always will. Cena said that Reigns believes that Cena swims to the top and keeps everyone under water. He said that he hasn’t main evented WrestleMania in 5 years and he was the opener at SummerSlam. He said that he was honored to use the U.S. title to introduce guys like AJ Styles and Kevin Owens but Reigns took the title as a demotion. Cena said that he is still here because Reigns can’t do his job and he hasn’t learned yet. He said that a few stepped up but they can’t keep up and he finally hears about THE ROMAN REIGNS and now he looks at him and listens to him and says that “I can do this part-time better than you could ever do it full-time.”
Reigns signed the contract and then flipped the table over. However, they were interrupted by Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson. They want to teach these “nerds” a lesson because they are not “good brothers.” So, the match was made, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson will face Cena and Reigns. This was a tremendous segment. Apparently, WWE is loading up Raw as much as possible over the next several weeks as they get ready to go head-to-head with Monday Night Football beginning on 9/11.
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