7 Ups And 4 Downs From WWE Raw Christmas Night (Dec 25)


4. Cena Sleeps In For Christmas

John Cena Elias

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.