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Brock Lesnar dominates John Cena with 16 suplexes

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Brock Lesnar took the WWE World Heavyweight Championship belt away from fan favorite John Cena at SummerSlam on Sunday night. If it was action the fans were seeking from the headline match, the WWE delivered.

Lesnar hit Cena with his signature F5 finishing move just seconds into the match. Naturally, it didn’t finish Cena. The match continued after Cena kicked out at two, but Lesnar eventually followed with a flurry of German suplexes. The new champ hit the old champ with 16 suplexes in total throughout the course of the match.

Lesnar finally pulled off another F5 that ended the match.

The crowd at Staples Center looked stunned, but not quite as stunned as they did when Lesnar ended The Undertaker’s undefeated Wrestlemania streak.

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It is clear that the WWE wants Lesnar to be an unstoppable superstar. Brock’s agent recently admitted that Lesnar only fights once in a while so that all of his matches are must-see TV. Between ending The Undertaker’s streak and taking the belt away from Cena, script writers have set Cena up for one hell of a year.

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Photos via For the Win

John Cena and The Rock offer to give LeBron James WWE championship belt

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LeBron James wants a WWE championship belt, and a couple of wrestling stars are willing to hook him up.

LeBron watched his beloved Dallas Cowboys lose to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night 24-22 to end their season. After the game, Eagles running back LeSean McCoy, who won the NFL rushing title, had a WWE championship belt on his shoulder to celebrate both of his victories. Seeing the blinging belt inspired LeBron to send this tweet:

Don’t worry, LeBron, John Cena has you covered:

And The Rock one-upped Cena. He says he’ll get LeBron a belt in a day!

This belt business is really catching on. Last season the Phoenix Coyotes began handing out a championship belt to their player of the game. Two years ago the St. Mary’s basketball team wore T-shirts with belts on them. Earlier this month Derek Carr put on a belt after Fresno State won the Mountain West Conference. And, of course, there is Aaron Rodgers, who does the championship belt celebration after touchdowns and put one on after winning the Super Bowl.

It’s all great in terms of promotion for the WWE. And those belts really are slick, too. I think LBS needs one. Can the WWE hook that up?

John Cena’s elbow looked nasty thanks to torn triceps

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John Cena will be out 4-6 months with a torn triceps injury. After looking at the baseball he has where his elbow should be, it’s easy to see why.

Cena announced at WWE Raw on Monday that he will have surgery for the injury.

“I cannot put off my surgery any longer. Tonight I leave the WWE,” said Cena.

Cena will have surgery from Dr. James Andrews this week. A four-to-six week recovery program could have him back by the Royal Rumble.

“John has been dealing with a large left elbow bursitis,” WWE’s Dr. Michael Sampson said, via WWE.com. “We did an MRI which showed a partial triceps tear. Being the warrior that he is, he did not want to have surgery [forcing him to cancel his SummerSlam match].”

Cena praised Daniel Bryan for beating him at SummerSlam. Bryan’s win over Cena was a natural transition since the organization knew Cena would be missing time.

Here’s another look at his elbow. It’s like watching “Coneheads”:

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John Cena at WWE Raw in Philadelphia: Donovan McNabb could not win the big one

John-CenaJohn Cena wanted to have some fun with the Philadelphia crowd during WWE’s live broadcast of “Raw” on Monday night, and he knew exactly where to turn. Part of a wrestler’s job is to know the audience and find ways to get under its skin. Cena accomplished that by making a Donovan McNabb reference.

Cena is scheduled for a rematch against The Rock on April 7 at Wrestlemania. The two fought last year at the same event, with The Rock coming out on top. According to our friend Spike Eskin of CBS Philly, Cena gave the following response when asked what it would be like to lose to The Rock again.

“Donovan McNabb, Donovan McNabb,” Cena said as the crowd booed. “Statistically Donovan McNabb is the greatest quarterback ever to put on an Eagles uniform. But Mick [Foley], listen to how the people in the city that he played for remember him. Why? Because Donovan McNabb could not win the big one. Philadelphia cares about its teams. Philadelphia cares and has passion. And with that type of passion, they deserve someone who can win the big one. If I lose on April 7th, I will carry the legacy of Donovan McNabb.”

Cena’s right. McNabb went to six Pro Bowls and led the Eagles to the NFC Championship Game five times. He was 1-4 in those games, losing in the Super Bowl to the Patriots the one year the Eagles did advance. Veteran quarterbacks have questioned McNabb’s work ethic, but it’s also possible he was just the victim of some bad luck. In any event, quarterbacks who fail to win a ring will always be criticized. Cena did a good job of opening some of those wounds in Philly on Monday.