“The important thing is this: to be able, at any moment, to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.” – Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Last Sunday, The Nexus once again ruined John Cena’s chances of regaining the WWE Heavyweight championship. A six-pack challenge, a match contoured to Cena’s superhuman resiliency, was met with an onslaught of scavengers. Picking at the bones of those already fallen, and those that refuse to die. With nowhere to go, John Cena was pinned by Wade Barrett’s Wasteland finisher. But, with a steel chair in hand, Cena made sure that Nexus did not walk out of Night of Champions with WWE’s Heavyweight title. So where does that leave the lot of them?
Wade Barrett once extended his hand in truce to Cena, in return for his membership in The Nexus. Cena boldly declined and instead formed a team that eventually defeated Nexus at SummerSlam. However, neither side budged. Nexus was still a force to be reckoned with, and Cena was still on the outside-looking in-on the Heavyweight title picture. In order to end this once and for all a sacrifice must be made. At Hell in a Cell, if Nexus wins, Cena will be forced to join. But if Cena reigns victorious, The Nexus are gone forever.
The Nexus have beaten and humiliated the likes of Bret Hart, Ricky Steamboat, Dean Malenko, Arn Anderson, Michael Hayes, Vince McMahon, and anyone else who sought to get in their way or take credit for their actions. Barrett claims that they are fighting for a greater purpose and answer to a higher authority. Though Wade Barrett is indeed the on-screen leader of The Nexus, who is this higher authority?
Before Daniel Bryan was revealed as the seventh member of Team WWE, many wrestling fans speculated that Triple-H, long overdue, was apt to make his great return. But what if the son-in-law to the Chairman of World Wrestling Entertainment is truly the voice behind The Nexus? Leader of the two greatest factions in WWE history, and without Shawn Michaels to keep him under control, Triple-H needs to channel his aggressions.
John Cena has undoubtedly carried the WWE as a fan favorite. Interestingly enough, vocal sections of live crowds, nonetheless, boo Cena. Whether it be his in-ring style, his chosen fashion, or his superman complex, John Cena is loved by the youthful and hated by the experienced. After so many years of fans actually hating the fan favorite, it may be time for Cena to turn heel. And if Cena loses at Hell in a Cell that very well may become a reality.
The third day of the Six-Day Challenge concluded Thursday afternoon. With each day embodying a character from the term LOS’eD, day three was focused on the letter “S” for “Sacrifice.” In retrospect to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s quote, Cena may end up sacrificing his beliefs of Hustle, Flow, and Respect for this final match. In order for us to become what we are meant to be, we must sacrifice ourselves in our crafts and sever ties with those that do us harm.
Day three’s workout focused on the back and triceps. Symbolic for those that back stab, and kick down those in times of trouble. Or when you have sunken so far below from your transgressions. The reason why we fall is so that we can learn to pick ourselves up. I will learn to pick myself up and rise above the adversity of this life. This was day three.