If you enjoy lopsided victories, this video is for you. WWE has posted a new video to its YouTube channel in which they show the full match between John Cena and Brock Lesnar from their WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match at Summerslam in 2014.
You can see the match in its entirety below:
At a certain point during John Cena’s WWE World Heavyweight Championship defense against Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam 2014, members of the WWE Universe had to ask themselves, “When does a match stop being a match and start being a televised assault?”
We learned the answers to those questions some 20 minutes into the most one-sided beating of Cena’s WWE career. Two F-5’s, countless punches thrown with bad intentions, and 16 — yes, 16 — German suplexes were rained down upon The Champ by the most dominant force WWE has ever seen before The Beast Incarnate accomplished what he returned to WWE to accomplish: Become the WWE World Heavyweight Champion.
At first, the crowd almost enjoyed it. It’s natural for 15,000 people to shift into the type of ravenous spectators that once filled Roman coliseums. Then, the mistreatment began to mount. An endless series of German suplexes wreaked havoc on Cena’s neck. Punching sessions seemed to last forever. At one point, Brock stood on The Champ’s fingers for at least 15 seconds, smiling down on his victim as all 286 pounds of him buckled tendon and bone.
If Cena had anything going for him, it was heart. But what good is heart against the heartless?
There were exactly two moments of hope for Cena in this bout. The first came when The Champ connected with a flurry of devastating elbows to Lesnar’s head and then reversed an attempted F-5 into a successful Attitude Adjustment. For two seconds, you almost thought The Champ had done it again. A half second later, Brock’s shoulder was up. Then, Lesnar hinged at the waist and rose up like The Undertaker with a demented smile on his face. Brock was mocking The Champ, The Deadman and the WWE Universe all at once, and having the time of his life while doing it.
When Cena’s second opportunity arrived, it was already too late. Brock — by now behaving like a Bond baddie with the amount of time he was taking to punish his target — had taken his attention off the WWE World Heavyweight Champion for a moment, allowing Cena to slickly apply the STF. The man put everything he had left into the maneuver, but Lesnar powered out of it and went right back to pounding the living daylights out of his opponent. From there, he yanked Cena up, threw him into a fireman’s carry and executed the decisive F-5.
When I reflect on this match, which I remember vividly, I can’t help but think that this is one of the times where WWE did an incredible job of blurring the lines between fiction and reality. Lesnar was so dominating that it seemed like a real fight, and it cemented The Beast as a focal point of the company, which continues to this day.
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