Fun segment, but this is my fear of the "40 Man Rumble." All it's going to do is put more mid-carders out there to be thrown out quickly so one guy can look powerful. It's silly and seems unnecessary.
We are back and Derrick Bateman is talking about a new cologne made from the scent of Mark Henry called, "Worlds Strongest Man." He sprays it on himself and we hear Mark Henry talk about the warnings of using it. Apparently it causes hippo's to want to have sex with you & makes bee's angry or some non-sense like that. I can't make this stuff up, it made no sense, and wasn't the least bit funny.
We go to a Royal Rumble "All about the numbers" video package. Almost identical to the last few years video, but this time it's a woman narrator, with updated statistics. Great video!
Backstage Cena is walking through and muttering things to people before heading to the ring. Couldn't understand anything cause Cole was yappin' but I imagine it wasn't too important.
Back from another commercial break and out comes CM Punk with Nexus. Punk stops and says something to each member before walking to the ring for the match. Nexus are banned from ringside for this match. We get replays of their initiations from last week. Out next comes John Cena to a big pop.
The bell rings and they come face to face in the middle of the ring. Punk strikes first and they trade blows. Cena beats Punk back into the corner and slams his face into the mat. Cena unloads on Punk with right hands now. Cena takes it back to the corner and works Punk over, sending him to the mat. Cena whips Punk hard across the ring and continues the assault. Cena with a 2 count.
Punk counters and kicks Cena in the stomach. Punk baseball slide kicks Cena's back, sending him out to the floor. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and Punk is working on Cena's arm with a submission. Cena gets to his feet with Punk on his shoulders. Punk counters and drops Cena for a 2 count. Punk with big knees and kicks to Cena's back. Another 2 count by Punk. Punk wraps his legs around Cena's neck now. Cena breaks out of it and hits his shoulder blocks and big back drop. They go back and forth. Cena goes for the AA but Punk counters and gets a 2 count. Punk runs and hits the big knee to the face in the corner and the bulldog. Another 2 count for Punk.
Punk goes for the GTS but Cena catches his leg and locks on the STF. Punk makes it to the ropes and the hold is broken. Cena and Punk clothesline each other at the same time and go down. They get up and Cena goes for the AA again but Punk grabs the ropes and breaks it. Punk hits a knee to the head from the apron and a springboard clothesline for a 2 count. Back on their feet now and they go at it. Cena goes for the AA yet again but Punk slides out and drops Cena on his face. Punk applies the Anaconda Vice in the middle of the ring and Cena looks to be fading.
Cena finally makes it to the ropes and the hold is broken after Punk hesitates. Punk kicks Cena in the head, sending him from the apron down to the floor. Punk leaps off the apron but Cena catches him in mid-air and rams him into the ring post. Cena makes it back in the ring and goes up top. Punk gets up and knocks Cena down on the turnbuckle. Punk with a high kick to the face. Punk climbs up and headbutts Cena. Punk goes for a superplex but Cena fights him off. Cena headbutts Punk back onto the mat. Cena leaps off the top and hits a leg drop on Punk but only gets a 2 count.
More back and forth action. Mason Ryan, FCW Champ, appears on the apron and distracts Cena, allowing Punk to come up. Ryan comes in the ring and Punk stretches his arms out. Ryan runs the ropes and lays Punk out. Ryan picks up Cena and drops him with a big slam. Nexus rush the ring but Punk tells them to hold off. Punk stares Ryan down. Ryan bows to one knee and Punk puts a Nexus armband on him, welcoming him to the group. RAW goes off the air with Nexus and their new member posing with their fists in the air.
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