The Champion, John Cena’s triumphant return to the mountaintop at WWE Hell in a Cell has earned him double honours, and the 14-time World Champion is now on Cloud Nine.
Cena’s euphoria carried over into Monday Night RAW, just 24 hours after his blockbuster victory, the freshly-crowned titleholder addressed his vanquished foe Alberto Del Rio.
As the occasion warranted, every party must have its gate-crasher, and Damien Sandow was not about to let this celebration pass without getting his licks in.
Sensing his time had come, Mr. Money in the Bank attacked Cena’s surgically mended arm with merciless abandon and called for a referee to cash in his contract on the vulnerable World Champion.
The “Uncrowned World Heavyweight Champion” Damien Sandow’s reign however ended before it even began when his Money in the Bank cash-in attempt fell short against John Cena, denying The Enlightened One of his promised glory.
The win was a squeaker by any measure, though. Sandow’s pre-match mauling of the Cenation leader took its toll in a big way; as his steel chair strikes reduced the champ, to, for all intents and purposes, a one-armed man, and Sandow capitalized from the get-go.
The Champ fought back from the brink with a surprise Attitude Adjustment, though WWE physician Dr. Michael Sampson seemed ready to stop the bout due to injury. The reeling Cena stayed in the match, yet he couldn’t seal the deal with a one-armed STF.
The Enlightened One struck back with both Terminus and “You’re Welcome,” but it still wasn’t enough: Despite tweaking his knee on an attempted cross body, Cena muscled out of an attempted Piledriver and sent Sandow home empty-handed with a sudden Attitude Adjustment for a historic victory, and made it a double in just a weekend.