May 5, 2009
For months, John Cena and Big Show have been on a collision course, interfering in each other’s matches and costing one another championships and title opportunities. Now, the two Superstars will wage an all-out war at Judgment Day, in a confrontation that will no doubt prove to be as vicious as their rivalry has been.
The roots of this enmity can be traced back to the weeks leading up to the 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania. Originally, Big Show was set to challenge World Heavyweight Champion Edge one-on-one for his title on The Grandest Stage of them All. That was until John Cena turned the bout into a Triple Threat Match after threatening to reveal General Manger Vickie Guerrero’s secret affair with the 7-footer. In the title match, Cena capitalized on his opportunity, delivering an Attitude Adjustment to Big Show and Edge at the same time before pinning the giant to win the World Heavyweight Championship.
This turn of events didn’t sit well with The World’s Largest Athlete, and he made his anger known at Backlash when he interjected himself into The Champ’s Last Man Standing Match against Edge. Just when it appeared that Cena would put The Rated-R Superstar away for good, Big Show stomped out and brutally chokeslammed Cena through a 7,000-watt searchlight. The ruthless attack cost Cena the match and the World Heavyweight Title, which Edge brought back with him to SmackDown.
The following Monday on Raw, Cena got some payback during Big Show and Batista’s No. 1 Contender’s Match for Randy Orton’s WWE Championship. Despite internal injuries suffered by the giant’s ruthless assault the previous night, Cena staggered onto the stage and lured the behemoth out of the ring, resulting in a count-out loss for the big man and a WWE Title opportunity for The Animal at Judgment Day. The short-tempered 485-pounder, enraged more than ever by the defeat, told Vickie Guerrero that he wants to end Cena’s career. Although Cena has not yet been cleared to compete, Guerrero assured the colossus he will have his opportunity at Judgment Day.
What will go down when the 12 Rounds star and The World’s Largest Athlete meet face-to-face in the squared circle? Will the sadistic Big Show deliver definitive punishment to the already-battered Cena, or can Cena muster the intestinal fortitude to give the giant the massive Attitude Adjustment he deserves?