* Cena's best bud Zack Ryder found himself paired off against Cena's Rumble opponent Kane in a falls count anywhere match, and if Cena got involved, Ryder would never receive another United States title match. The masked monster destroyed Ryder for an extended period before choke slamming him through the stage. Kane then chased Eve, who had accompanied Ryder to the ring, before Cena made an appearance on the ramp to check on an injured Ryder, who was taken out on a stretcher. Kane is much more believable as a brute force than he is a mystical creature, so it was refreshing to see him resorting to pure brutality rather than magic. This angle, explained as Ryder suffering a broken back, also seems to be writing him off TV for a while, so hopefully when he returns, it will be with a more serious and much less goofy persona. Ryder has potential, and he's proven his ability to get fan support, but his gimmick has him stuck beneath a glass ceiling.