Here's video of the awesome segment from last night's (May 14, 2012) episode of WWE Monday Night Raw that featured Executive Vice President of Talent Relations and General Manager of Raw and Smackdown John Laurinaitis firing Big Show.
I've seen criticism of this segment but again, it revolves mostly around how uncomfortable folks were with Show acting the way he did. Seeing a grown man cry on television while begging on his knees to keep his job is a powerful image, even in the cartoon world of professional wrestling. You were supposed to feel uncomfortable. That's a testament to Big Show's performance.
As for where this is headed, many have speculated that Show will turn heel this Sunday night at Over the Limit when he aids John Laurinaitis in his match against John Cena. The stipulation is that if Laurinaitis loses, he will be fired from his position with WWE. They also stipulated that Laurinaitis cannot have outside help but they could get around this by saying, well, Show doesn't work for WWE, so it's okay that he helped Laurinaitis win. And because "Ace" will be so happy that Show saved his job, he'll give Show his job back.
How's that sound to you Cagesiders? And what did you think of this segment from Raw last night?