ST. LOUIS – Almost no one thought he could do it, but somehow, John Cena overcame the odds in the main event at Judgment Day. In a scenario reminiscent of the biblical battle of David vs. Goliath, Cena made The Great Khali tap out for the first time ever; as a result, The Champ is still here.
 
Three weeks in a row on Raw, Khali decimated Cena and left him in a heap, and many including Cena himself questioned how in the world he would overcome the giant at Judgment Day … or even if there was any way he could.
 
“The match worries me because I’m an attack guy, and the past few weeks Khali’s knocked me out,” Cena said in an interview with WWE.com earlier in the week. “I’m kind of at a loss about what to say … he’s just tough, man.”
 
Khali may be tough, but on this night, The Champ was tougher. The resilient champion always seems to rise to the occasion and beat the odds, and he did just that. Despite giving up over a foot in height and nearly 200 pounds, Cena found a way to take the Goliath off his feet. 
 
For most of the match, however, it didn’t look like that would be the case. Khali used his sheer size and power advantage to dismantle the WWE Champion, manhandling him and tossing him around like a rag doll. So Cena got crafty, and after using the ring steps to take Khali off his feet, he locked the 7-foot monster in the STFU. With nowhere to go, Khali tapped out, and The Champ had overcome the odds once again.
 
It was truly an impressive (and improbable) victory for the WWE Champion, magnified even more by the fact that he made Khali do something he’d never done before: tap out. After the match, even Cena was unsure exactly how he managed that impressive feat.
 
“Usually, I have some type of an answer for every question, but I honestly don’t have one for that one,” Cena said, adding after a long pause, “You never really go into a fight knowing that you’re going to lose. I have no idea how it happened, I really don’t. I just latched on and held on for dear life.”
 
There’s an old saying made famous in the NFL that on any given Sunday, any one team can beat another; on this particular Sunday, regardless of how it was done, the record will show that John Cena amazingly defeated The Great Khali.

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