So, Corbin no longer has the briefcase.
SummerSlam plays the most significant role in that. The Usos successfully picked up the win fair and square. New Day continues to show some fire and passion, but the Usos should have gotten more aggressive redemption for last week, heading into the pay-per-view on Sunday.
Losing to Punk was huge - both times - but in reality, Cena was still pushed as if he was the main event, title or not. Lesnar defeated Cena for the belt in 2014, and Daniel Bryan won the WWE Championship from Cena in the previous year.
Paul Heyman has said that Lesnar will leave WWE if he loses his title. If there was anyone who remained unconvinced that we were dealing with a different Cena in 2014 than we were in 2010, when he wanted to look like an unstoppable superhero to the detriment of his opponents per the Edge/Jericho story, Lesnar changed their mind. This isn't even Cena's biggest match on Smackdown this month. Corbin hands over his briefcase to the ref and he's officially cashing it in.
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John Cena responded to having the bird flipped at him from point blank range.
It's the last show before Summerslam and there's a big main event to send us home. Cena wrestled in a great, memorable match, and Cena lost.
Bella recently told Extra that Cena actually got her a card for their five year anniversary on August 9 - that and a brand new house.
Other WWE Superstars appearing included championship contender Shinsuke Nakamura, Money in the Bank Winner Baron Corbin, WWE Women's Champion Naomi, Women's Money in the Bank Winner Carmella, Becky Lynch, and Charlotte Flair, the daughter of Hall of Famer Ric Flair. Mahal takes credit for the success of the WWE Network and goes on about how awesome India is until Nakamura interrupts. He's still an up-and-comer, Cena is now more of a part-timer. We've seen it before, where everyone expects someone to cash in, so on the title change itself, there isn't as much emotion from the crowd because they're instead watching the aisle to see who runs down. Unfortunately, WWE have done a poor job of building him up as such.
That feels about right.