SummerSlam saw John Cena lose the WWE World Heavyweight Championship after being defeated in convincing fashion by Brock Lesnar in a match that had Lesnar hit 16 suplexes and two F-5’s. The match was by no means a clinic however it is one to remember for years to come.
The match isn’t to be remembered for the wrestling but rather for what it represents to wrestling fans. The story of the match needs to be put into perspective to truly be understood, John Cena was the defending champion going into the match but he was also WWE’s resident superman. John Cena was the ‘man’ who would always stand against any obstacle that was put in his way and would always come out on top because that just what he did.
Brock Lesnar on the other hand was man who had a reputation for tearing opponents apart, at the Royal Rumble earlier this year it took two minutes for Brock Lesnar to finish the Big Show and he followed that up with a monumental win over the Undertaker at WrestleMania XXX.
In the build up to the match Brock Lesnar’s beastly aspects were played up for the audience time and time again which was to serve as an indication of what was to be expected from the match. The match was meant to be an absolute massacre, John Cena was meant to mercilessly thrown around and the match was never intended to be a thriller.
The match will serve as a one of a kind moment which saw John Cena completely destroyed in the ring. John Cena loses matches albeit rarely however when he loses he always manages to come out looking strong, his match at extreme rules is a good example of this as he lost to Bray Wyatt after Wyatt was helped by two other wrestlers.
John Cena vs. Brock Lesnar was a sight that nobody was used to seeing, as John Cena has spent the better part of 10 years dominating in the ring, children in crowd chanted ‘let’s go Cena’ but the only thing they saw was Cena go up then down multiple times.
The match represented that John Cena is not the man anymore and his time at the top is nearing an end. All wrestling fans must savour this moment (which can be done for $9.99) because there will never be another match in which John Cena is made to look so incredibly weak.