Tonight’s episode of WWE “Main Event,” filmed at the CenturyLink Center in Bossier City, La., will feature Damien Sandow losing to John Cena, as well as Antonio Cesaro beating Zack Ryder, reports NoDQ.
Damien Sandow vs. John Cena isn’t a match that would leave fans guessing the outcome. A victory for the Cenation Leader is almost guaranteed by the man’s position in the company.
Now past the 10-year mark, Cena has accomplished a lot: He’s a 10-time WWE Champion, a two-time World Heavyweight Champion, a three-time United States Champion, a four-time Tag Team Champion and has won the Royal Rumble and Money in the Bank ladder match. Despite critics claiming the accomplished performer is overhyped, his time as the face of the WWE can’t be overlooked.
Damien Sandow made his WWE debut earlier this year, and has risen from the lower card to just below Main Event status quickly. He isn’t quite at a top talent level, but he competes against men who are, like Sheamus, Randy Orton and, in this case, John Cena.
Just as getting laid out by D-Generation X at RAW 1000 in July was good for the Intellectual Savior of the Masses, so is a loss to Cena. Just being in the ring with a performer of that caliber does a great deal for a worker at the start of his career.
This considered, along with Sandow’s mic skills and in-ring abilities, it's a safe bet that this rookie will be a top star in the near future, but tonight will not be his night.
The momentous United States Champion Antonio Cesaro defeated Zack Ryder in the typical “Main Event” follow up. The matches never bear much significant and usually feature mid to low card talent, but both men involved in this match have the potential for greater things.
Cesaro is another likely star to reach his potential, based on how WWE has been treating him since his debut. The opposite can be said for Ryder, who has created a cult fan base that WWE at one point took advantage of before quickly crushing.
After the match, the U.S. Champ cut a promo, but was interrupted by Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston. The IC Champ challenged Cesaro to a match on next week’s “Main Event.”
Next Wednesday’s show will be interesting, in that it puts the two mid-card champions against one another. It has been an unspoken trend that the IC belt is worth more than the U.S. title, but Cesaro has been changing that standard with impressive matches.
Out of the five wrestlers to hold the IC Championship in 2012, three were former World Champions. The U.S. Title didn’t have as good of a 2012, being held by three jobbers before Cesaro picked up the strap.
Kingston and Cesaro don’t have the status of a John Cena, but next week’s “Main Event” will be a better bout. The outcome will be less obvious, and the styles of the performers will create an exciting dynamic.