For the first time in a long time in a WWE pay-per-view match, we saw a superstar busted open as John Cena’s face and head was covered in blood during his match with Brock Lesnar at Extreme Rules last Sunday.
With the use of blood in their match, there were some that believed it made the battle between Brock Lesnar and John Cena into a classic as the two former champions put on a classic match in Chicago.
Even though most fans enjoy seeing more edgier matches on WWE programming in light of the PG era, what did the company have to say about the use of blood during the Cena-Lesnar match at Extreme Rules?
From WrestlingInc.com via F4WOnline.com:
F4Wonline.com reports that there were higher-ups in WWE concerned with the amount of blood that John Cena bled out at the Extreme Rules pay-per-view on Sunday. They weren't worried about Lesnar's image as much.
In the case of the Lesnar-Cena match at Extreme Rules, the use of blood in the contest was added in a very productive way in showing how destructive Lesnar is as he tore apart Cena throughout the match.
While bringing back blood into matches occasionally would be a good move by the WWE, the company doesn’t need to have matches like the I Quit match between John Cena and JBL in 2005 where both superstars looked as if they just crawled out of a car accident.
In addition to including blood in certain high profile matches like the Lesnar-Cena match, it would be nice to see it added back into Hell in a Cell matches at the yearly autumn pay-per-view when it was so prevalent in the earlier matches inside the massive cage.
Even though the WWE being against seeing a bloody John Cena on their programs, what do you think the company should do with the use of the blood as we move forward following a brutal Extreme Rules?