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WWE Championship Match
John Cena (c) vs. R-Truth
Both R-Truth and Cena received mixed reactions during the ring introductions, although Cena received more boos. Loud dueling “Let’s Go Cena” / “Cena Sucks” chants to start the match.
The match is back-and-forth early on. Truth at one point hit the corkscrew elbow for a two count. He followed up with a running clothesline for another two count. Truth worked Cena over with punches and nailed Cena with a clothesline shortly after. The match is really slow early on.
Truth locked in a leg scissors but Cena was able to break out, only to be knocked down again. Truth continued to punish Cena.
Cena was able to dodge a legdrop and turned the tide. Cena hit the five knuckle shuffle and went for the AA, but Truth reversed and got a two count. Truth lunged at Cena and missed, and Cena locked in the STF but Truth made the ropes. Truth kicked Cena in the gut and hit a scissor kick for a two count.
Truth managed to get another close two count and Cena rolled out of the ring. Truth went outside and started messing with the fans, and took a kid’s Cena hat and started drinking his soda. The kid then threw the soda in Truth’s face and Cena threw Truth in the ring and followed up with an AA and got the win. Pretty poor match.
John Cena defeated R-Truth to retain the WWE Championship.
After the match, Cena brought the kid in the ring with him and celebrated.