As is expected, I'm also certain that a super heavyweight like Earthquake would do cliche super heavyweight moves. Earthquake didn't get to where he was by only applying the move-set of Giant Haystacks. He proved that big men could entertain at a higher level by employing moves like the running neck-breaker and standing dropkick. Classic formulas don't work so well anymore, especially when it concerns a performer who's long out lasted his welcome. The crowd will dictate who will be the face and heel of the match, I don't see a TNA crowd accepting John Cena as a face just because that's how a traditional storyline would dictate his role. Let's be real here. If John Cena is allowed to kick out of a finisher in TNA, it shouldn't be part of a winning effort. I see Cena being allowed to kick out of Earthquake's finisher as his favor for losing to Earthquake. If everything went as you said, I don't see Earthquake laying down for the first successful AA. I don't see the crowd accepting that as a finish if they just witnessed Cena kick out of Earthquake's finisher not long ago. Earthquake had the ability to go for long matches, and both men would recognize how much bigger their match would be if it wasn't just another John Cena win. I don't think it's a stretch to imagine that after kicking out of the first AA, John might try another one after a few spots only to have Earthquake grab the ropes and cause Cena to gas himself trying to pull Earthquake away, Earthquake falls on Cena and the ref makes the count failing to see that Cena's foot was on the ropes. I see John Cena vs Earthquake being a program that has the capability of going longer than just one match. John Cena doesn't usually win his first encounter in what's meant to be a series, not these days anyway. Cena even took the first fall in his encounter with Ryback. I'd give it to Cena if he already laid down for Earthquake before.