7 Ups And 4 Downs From WWE Raw Christmas Night (Dec 25)
4. Cena Sleeps In For
John Cena is one of the best big-match wrestlers in WWE this
century. That’s not hyperbole.
But when he’s sleepwalking through a match, it’s pretty
obvious. And Monday certainly looked like he was on autopilot.
Granted, Cena on automatic is still better than a lot of
other wrestlers. But his match against Elias lacked something and was very
punch-and-kick heavy. There were some nice moments – and Elias looked
competitive in defeat – but it just felt very basic overall. It’s hard to
describe, but this wouldn’t be one to put on the highlight reel for 2017.
Scott is a former journalist and longtime wrestling fan who was smart enough to abandon WCW during the Monday Night Wars the same time as the Radicalz. He fortunately became a fan in time for WrestleMania III and came back as a fan after a long high school hiatus before WM XIV. Monday nights in the Carlson household are reserved for viewing Raw -- for better or worse.