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Published on Jun 17, 2012
As the saying goes, desperate times call for desperate measures, and it's hard to argue that Big Show was anything other than desperate when he jumped ship to People Power and allowed John Laurinaitis to save his own job a mere six days after Big Johnny callously terminated the giant on Raw SuperShow.
Big Show's appearance at WWE Over the Limit was meant to herald the death bell for Laurinaitis' much-maligned movement, but the giant planted his signature WMD against the face of John Cena instead, helping Mr. Excitement retain his job and keep People Power chugging along. (WATCH: BIG SHOW & SUPERSTARS REACT) And with The World's Largest Athlete reinstated by a grateful Laurinaitis and Cena looking to settle the score, it's only right that the two should face off one-on-one at No Way Out, and even more so that they should do so inside the confines of a steel cage.
Adding fuel to the fire is a stipulation created by WWE Chairman Mr. McMahon on the June 11 edition of Raw SuperShow: If Show loses the match, Laurinaitis will hear the infamous words, "You're fired!"
Cena and Big Show have, it should be noted, a more contentious history than the WWE Universe might remember. The giant famously chokeslammed Cena through a spotlight at Backlash 2009 (WATCH), and The World's Largest Athlete clashed with The Cenation Leader over the United States Championship at WrestleMania XX (Cena won that contest, relieving the giant of the title). Big Show had worked prior to Over the Limit at keeping the WWE Universe in his good graces, but as the giant announced on Raw SuperShow the night after Over the Limit, he seems to feel his efforts have been unreciprocated.
Show claimed that Cena and the WWE Universe were not qualified to judge him, and his decision was made for love of the business and the security of his new, "ironclad" contract. He did what he had to do, despite the steepness of the price.
The price may yet get steeper, though. With Cena's nemesis still running the show, and with a 7-foot wrecking ball at his disposal to boot, Cena is looking to make Show answer for his actions. After all, as the other saying goes, what goes around comes around, and The World's Largest Athlete might well find it's time to pay the piper when he meets Cena one-on-one.