I must admit that was probably one of the best Raws I have seen in 2010. I am really enjoying the way they handled the Cena/Nexus angle. As I'm sure many of us assumed Cena was going to pull the "I'm a member but that dosent mean I have to obey" stint, but the writers cleverly sewed that weak point in the feud shut, with the Nexus or Fired stipulation. It was truly relieving to have seen Cena Cow-towing to Nexus against his will, as opposed to the usual "Superman triumphs again" Story that has become quite stagnant. Watching him not only be forced to protect Barret but eliminate himself from the battle Royal, Generated so much heat and excitement I almost couldnt believe he actually did it.
IMO I think this is WWE's way of testing the waters concerning Cenas heel turn. As was proven last night from parents and children walking out due to his loss, to up and turn him heel out of no where when he is at "Hogan" level of baby-face could be disastrous for business. While I would love to see a heel turn, at the present this is probably the closest they can get without losing a large portion of their younger audience. Hopefully they can ease Cena over to the tweener line little by little while Ortons Baby-face momentum is at its prime (Lets face it at this point Even if Orton is face OR heel the crowd will cheer).
Bravo WWE one of the best angles I have seen from you in quite some time.