To build hype for the PPV match between these two, Big Show was used as a catalyst for this match. Show made fun of ol' Johnny Ace's soft, cigarette chain smoker-like voice and gets fired a week later (through constant bullying from Acey Baby). Later that same night, John Cena shows that he's a huge Big Show mark and fully supports him...by not mentioning his name one bit during his promo towards Ace and resorted to bullying tactics to get himself over with the Pittsburgh crowd. B A STAR, everyone!
The stipulation of this match is that if Johnny Ace wins, he keeps his job as GM of RAW and SmackDown!. John Cena wins, Ace is FAHRED!
It was depressing to see this match. Cena worked Ace over and got carried away, so he does the same bullying tactics to Ace. Mind you, Cena is a spokesperson of the B A STAR anti-bullying campaign, so a lot of of the tactics are actually hypocritical. Heel-like, to be exact. The match dragged on for far too long and the finish was disappointingly predictable. Big Show interfered by grabbing Ace out of the Carolina Hurricanes tunnel (or the visitor's tunnel, can't remember which one) and threw him back into the ring. At that point, everyone knows what's coming. So they waited...and waited...and waited...and waited...and finally Show threw Ace to Cena, who picked him up to perform an FU to Ace, only for Show to throw a right cross across Cena's face. This was supposed to be a comedy match around Cena having some fun at Ace's expense, but all of that came off horribly.
So, Show turned heel, Cena was buried for a bit (yet still has the main event spotlight, something CM Punk made light of recently) and Ace was in charge. The match actually had a negative effect on Ace as RAW ratings declined afterward, even went as low as a 2.7 for one week...this prompted Vince McMahon to appear on TV for the first time in forever to set up a match between Show and Cena inside a cage with Ace's job on the line. Cena won that, Ace gets written off TV, RAW goes above 3.0 on a weekly basis (except for that one week where it dipped to 2.8...which is the go-home show to SummerSlam). Mind you, the weeks of decline occured during the Stanley Cup/NBA Playoff season.
To summarize: Cena should have won...although I was actually rooting for the meteor because I hate them both.