Your time is up, my time is now. You can’t see me, my time is now, it’s Them’s Fightin’ Words boy, I’m shinin’ now, you can’t see me, my time is now!
Welcome back for another Them’s Fightin’ Words, and yes, “Alpha Dog!” is the words that guy yells out at the beginning of Cena’s intro. (Yeah, I know, I never knew either until I replayed it repeatedly so I could transcribe it here.) For extra trivia points, “that guy” is Lil Fame, a member of Brooklyn rap crew, M.O.P., famous for their banging street anthem, “Ante Up”, and internet famous for this Sesame Street mashup of the same.
Someone cue up the cheesy ABC music and title card now, “The More You Know —–>★”
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Anyway, let’s get down to brass tax, shall we? (Whatever the hell that means.) Tonight’s Raw comes to us live from Austin, TX and after last night’s Vengeance pay-per-view deposed COO Triple-H has got a lot he wants to get off his chest. If you didn’t catch it, at last night’s PPV Kevin Nash made his big return, attacking Triple-H and costing him and CM Punk their match against Awesome Truth.
Triple-H is foaming at the mouth on Raw and demanding Nash, whom he knows is in the back somewhere, to come out to the ring. Who he gets instead is Johnny Ace himself, John Laurinaitis. Or as I like to call him, the ‘Hoarse Whisperer’. (Eh, eh, see what I did there?) Triple-H demands of Laurinaitis that he rehire Nash and give him whatever contract it takes to set Nash up in a match with him. Triple-H reminds John he is still COO and as such phrases this as a command, not a request. So wait. I confuse. Triple-H is still COO? I thought Vince McMahon relieved him of his duties a couple weeks back.
Wasn’t the whole point of the big WWE walkout that the wrestlers were absolutely refusing to even set foot in the arena again until Triple-H had been relieved of his duties. This is a pretty big bombshell for Triple-H to just casually throw out there. What it means in essence is that the entire roster—one that was complaining of unsafe working conditions and having no faith in their leadership—was lied to and the whole Laurinaitis as interim GM thing was just a ruse to get the talent to start working again. I gotta figure at least a few people who were out on the picket lines a few weeks back aren’t going to be thrilled about that. Weirdly, the show just goes on, with no one ever making any further mention of Game’s statement.
Bizarro world? Yep, Bizarro world. Moving on…
Triple-H leaves the arena, turning back to Laurinaitis before he goes to demand that he bring Nash to him. He gets his wish much faster than he expected, because Nash comes up behind him wielding a sledgehammer, flattening the game. Wow, wasn’t expecting that one. Apparently neither was the crowd because Nash’s sudden appearance sends them into a frenzy. Glad to see they’re not letting the Nash subplot just lapse and slowly fade away like so many other neglected angles throughout the years. (GTV, anyone?)
Oh hey, that reminds me. As Triple-H was reminiscing about his friendship with Nash he did the n.W.o. Wolfpack handsign thing. So I guess the WWE realize what’s on everybody’s minds and are going to tease us a bit with it. Could this be leading up to an official reunion of the group? Anyway, Nash really works over the Game here, and a bunch of referees have to run out and get him off of Triple-H. Guess this means Nash is off the McMahon-Levesque Christmas card list this year.
Backstage it gets even grittier. As paramedics are trying to put Triple-H in an ambulance Nash comes back for a little more. He stands up Triple-H, who already has his arms pinned to his side on a gurney and bashes him again with the end of the sledge. Looks like after this past Sunday’s PPV, not only is Kevin Nash back in business, he’s back with a…
… no, no. That one’s too cheesy, even for me.
Continue reading to learn John Cena’s thoughts on being cheated of the title at last night’s Vengeance PPV, as well as info on his top secret tag team partner.
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