Nick wrote:It's pretty obvious that Wade Barrett is going to win at Survivor Series. The WWE isn't going to let John Cena go(storyline wise). If it even comes to that, they might bring Cena to SmackDown, which is still highly unlikely.
It depends how they book the match, both the outcome and Cena's role as special referee. I read a number of interesting scenarios on PWTorch.com:
- Cena calls the match down the middle. Orton gives him an RKO out of nowhere. Barrett hits his finisher on Orton and we have what should be a three count, but no referee. Barrett starts calling for another ref while trying to wake Cena up, Cena stays down "hurt," and just as a new ref gets to the ring, Orton is up and hits the RKO on Barrett to retain. The anonymous Raw GM sends a statement saying that Cena isn't fired because of the unforseen circumstances of him being attacked by Orton in the match, so now both Cena and Barrett get a title shot against Orton. Since Cena was RKO'd, he now wants to get back at Orton and finally turns heel, but that's Cena turning heel, which is a whole different debate.
- If they are going to turn Cena heel (they should), then it'll need to be a slow burn. At Survivor Series, Barrett wins by Cena attempting to fight Nexus interference, but with the addition of the two new members, they slip behind Cena's back, lay Orton out, and Cena counts what he thinks is a clean finish. Barrett wins, Cena stays face (in his mind), and Orton starts a campaign against the now unpopular Cena claiming he knew a DQ should have been called. The crowd slowly turns on Cena, and Cena, fed up with being the moral purist and getting nowhere, turns on the crowd.
- The best way to handle Orton vs. Barrett starts before the match and it involves tension in the Nexus. Start with Cena in Otunga's ear creating tension. When the actual match comes up, make Otunga a wild card where you don't know what will happen with him. Make sure that Orton has a pretty clean match, but Cena helps Barrett win. Barrett calls for Nexus to assist him with beating down Cena now that he is no longer Nexus, but Nexus doesn't show because they get attacked. Orton and Cena beat Barrett down, then The Miz cashes in his MITB contract.
There are an array of responses and ideas on the whole Orton - Barrett - Cena angle on PWTorch.com.
Regarding Kane vs. Edge, Edge seems like the most likely and worthy candidate to take the World Heavyweight Championship, but I would like to see Kane hold on to the title until at least TLC. The fact that Kane defeated the Undertaker three times in a row on PPV to retain the title not only makes Kane look strong, but to have Edge defeat Kane for the title straight away would be trampling over the Undertaker's (Buried Alive) grave and makes the Phenom look even weaker. I say have Kane retain at Survivor Series and then have Edge take the strap in a Ladder Match at TLC at the earliest.