Nakamura Dropped Cena On His Head And Vince Is Pissed
Last week I blogged that it looked like Cena’s neck was broken after this bump at the end of his match with Shinsuke Nakamura last week on Smack Down Live.
It was brutal. That said, with John Cena involved, I am taking all of this Nakamura criticism with the grain of salt. Let’s be honest, John Cena isn’t the best in-ring performer out there. He has the superhero look and the incredible mic skills that allowed him to be the face of WWE for the better part of a decade, but he is not a great technical wrestler. For that reason, I’m inclined to believe that Cena played a role in this failed bump as well as Nakamura. It almost looked like Cena was creating momentum to try and land on his feet.
Either way, it after it happened and the match was over Nakamura and Cena shared a moment in the ring.
I am certain there was a conversation backstage between Nakamura and Cena after this match, and I am sure both guys took some responsibility for this botched move. These things happen after all. No one was injured. Learn from it and move on. We also shouldn’t lose sight of the fact that these two guys put on one hell of a match.
Today it is reported that Vince McMahon was “furious” with Nakamura after this incident, and it’s no mistake that the story was released to the media. This is a calculated move by The WWE.
The way I see it, Vince isn’t happy with Nakamura’s start on the main roster and he wants to light a fire under his ass. This match was a vehicle to elevate Nakamura to Summer Slam where he will face Jinder Mahal for the WWE Championship. Vince doesn’t want to see this type of thing happening again. I see it as a warning shot to put Nakamura on notice.
Ultimately I still think Vince will put the title on Nakamura at Summer Slam, as he should. Nakamura is electric, the fans love him, and I think we are all sick of Jinder Mahal.
Nakamura also knows now that he is in the big leagues and he has the boss’s attention. After a rocky start since being called up from NXT, Nakamura better tighten up his execution if he wants to stay on top.