This week on Monday night Raw the show started with John Cena, Randy Orton, John Morrison, Dolph Ziggler and R-Truth all putting in their 2 cents on why they should be the number 1 contender for the WWE champion The Miz at Extreme Rules on May 1, 2011. Finally after 15 minutes of debut, the anonymous Raw General Manager chimed in and developed an inaugural match never before seen in the WWE. He made a 5-man gauntlet match with all 5 men for later that night
Randy Orton and Dolph Ziggler would start things out. Ziggler would get the win over Orton and move on to be defeated by R-Truth who then, in my opinion, upset the high flying John Morrison to move 1-on-1 against John Cena in the final bout. Before this match had a chance to really get going, The Miz and Alex Riley would attack both competitors. Miz believed that this meant neither of them would be number 1 contender. At this point the infamous sound of the laptop was heard and the Raw General Manager would issue a statement: “The Miz is correct. Due to the double disqualification, there isn’t a number 1 contender. There are now 2!”
To be a fan, first I pray that the WWE does not make us endure a year of John Cena title reigns or title shots. Having said that, congrats to R-Truth. He has yet to receive this type of opportunity in the WWE but if this were 10 or 15 years ago, these guys would be wrestling for the Intercontinental Title and not the WWE Championship. Could it be that Mr. McMahon no longer cares about the WWE being a “big name” company? If that’s the case, then maybe I should lace up my boots once again and give it another shot.