JBL drives it home
By: Aubrey Sitterson
July 20, 2008
UNIONDALE, N.Y. - After a brutal match that began in the parking lot and made its way inside of Nassau Coliseum, JBL slipped out of a FU at the last minute and pinned John Cena on top of a car to become the winner of the their NYC Parking Lot Brawl.
In the weeks leading up to the Bash, the issues between John Cena and JBL grew to something larger than a mere rivalry, with the Chain Gang Commander himself characterizing their conflict as a war. The build-up to their brawl saw Cena & Cryme Tyme combine forces to vandalize the self-made millionaire’s limousine. As retaliation, JBL took things to the next level, attempting to crush his opponent between two automobiles in the parking lot outside of a Raw event.
JBL arrived at his Bash match-up wielding a crowbar, ready to do some serious damage, but could not find Cena. The Chain Gang Commander turned the tables on JBL by attacking the Longhorn Loudmouth with a car and the battle was joined. In their bout, Cena went to shocking extremes, hooking up jumper-cables to the Layfield family jewels. This wasn’t enough to put down JBL, however, as he went on to beat Cena mercilessly and place his unconscious opponent inside a car, only to set the automobile ablaze.
Luckily for John Cena, WWE staff members were on hand to extinguish the flames, allowing the Chain Gang Commander to emerge steaming mad. Cena pummeled his opponent and placed JBL inside a car, which he proceeded to relocate inside the arena with the help of a nearby forklift.
John Cena seemed poised for victory with Layfield up on his shoulders for an FU, but the self-proclaimed “wrestling god” reversed the move, throwing Cena onto the car’s windshield and pinning him for the win. At The Great American Bash, though Cena is known for his drive, it was no match for the overwhelming horsepower of John “Bradshaw” Layfield.