Brock Lesnar beat John Cena to take the WWE World Heavyweight title at the WWE SummerSlam on August 17.
The WWE termed it “The Biggest Fight of the Summer” but it turned out to be a lopsided affair.
“@BrockLesnar gave the most one sided match I’ve ever seen I can’t believe what I saw. I hope @JohnCena will be able to walk after that,” noted one Twitter user.
“Brock Lesnar beat the [expletive] out John Cena,” added another. WWE.com’s recap added more insight into what happened.
“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?'” it said.
“How many bodyshots did The Beast Incarnate have to lay into Cena’s flesh before The Champ’s insides turned to porridge? How many German suplexes did Cena have to suffer before the referee called it off? How many times did Brock have to F-5 the Cenation leader before the man finally stayed down?
“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.”
“If Cena had a game plan going into this defense, it was to get at Brock before Brock got at him. It took guts to charge at Lesnar the way the Cenation leader did at the opening bell, but what could he possibly do? Outwrestle a former NCCA Champion? Outpunch a former UFC Champion? Barely 30 seconds into the bout, Lesnar had battled Cena back and hit him with an F-5. Our hero managed to muscle out at two, but he was barely in the fight from there,” it concluded.
Lesnar was personally selected by Triple H to fight Cena in an attempt to take the title.
The pair had plenty of history, including several battles during Cena’s rookie year in the league. Cena was also Lesnar’s first opponent upon the latter’s return in 2012–and he won, narrowly.