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Thursday, September 28, 2017

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EOTR Match Of The Week: Brock Lesnar vs Seth Rollins vs John Cena

By @Phranchize19



Continuing the triple threat theme, we will look at our final triple threat match of the month. It is a more recent classic and I’m sure you’ve seen it before.



Background
At Money in the Bank, two Ladder matches were held. One was the traditional MITB Match and the other was for the vacated world Heavyweight Championship. Seth Rollins would go on to win the briefcase while Cena would go on to win the World Title. Cena would lose the title to Lesnar at Summerslam in decisive fashion. In a rematch at Night of champions, Cena would actually win via disqualification due to interference from Seth Rollins who was attempting to cash in his briefcase. Cena would stop him before the match began. This would lead to Cena winning a No. 1 Contender's HIAC match with Randy Orton. Following a Team Cena vs Team Authority (led be Seth Rollins) Survivor Series match, The Authority was ousted only to be brought back a few weeks later. Due to Rollins doing whatever it took to get the Authority back into power, Rollins would be then added to the Cena vs Lesnar World Title match at the Rumble.



The Match
Lesnar would DOMINATE the match from the start. There would be a few flurries from Cena but a German suplex put an end to most of them. Rollins would also suffer the wrath of Suplex City. Rollins would then attempt to attack Lesnar while he was attempting to suplex Cena. Rollins would use his high flying offense but end up getting caught by Lesnar. Cena would make the save. Lesnar has finally had enough and was going to put someone through a table but actually Lesnar would go through it as Rollins splashed him while in the process breaking Lesnar’s rib. Cena and Rollins would then fight it out for a while as Lesnar was being carted out of the match. Lesnar would make a return and suplex Cena out of the ring. Rollins would go on the attack and Curb Stomp Lesnar and attempt to stomp him again on the briefcase but was caught and got an F-5 for his trouble. Lesnar pins Rollins and retains the title.



Highlights
-Lesnar german suplexes both Jamie Noble and Joey Mercury at the same damn time
-As Lesnar attempts to Kimora lock Cena, Rollins jumps off the top with a knee which Lesnar took straight to the head
-Cena picks up Lesnar while being trapped in Kimora Lock
-Rollins breaks Lesnar's rib while splashing him from the top rope through a table
-Rollins hits the Phoenix Splash


Grade and Analysis
This is hands down one of the best matches I’ve ever seen. Rollins' star shines brighter than it ever had up to this point. He proved he belonged in this match. The potential MITB cash in prior to the match was also a great bit of storytelling. Cena playing the gutsy babyface was a welcome touch but other than  Rollins and his high flying offense, this match was about the dominance of Lesnar. The crowd was throughly invested in this match. The story of Brock being carted out was nice (although it’s been overdone now) and him showing his resolve made the title seem more important. An excellent match.

Rating: 10/10


-Phranchize 

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