John Cena will get another crack at Brock Lesnar at WWE Night of Champions, though it’s hard to see why anyone in their right mind would want to see it, let alone book it.
Nevertheless, that’s what you’ll get on September 21 if you subscribe to the WWE Network for $9.99. (I know, I know, I want to punch myself in the face for that.)
It’s hard to see Vince McMahon and Company’s logic behind a return match after how WWE SummerSlam 2014 went down.
At Sunday’s event, John Cena — a 15-time World Champion and the face of the company for so long as well as the only superstar who’s been loyal to the McMahons his entire career and loyal to professional wrestling, period — was decimated in a 20-minute squash match where he barely got in any offense against Brock Lesnar.
Lesnar beat Cena so thoroughly and the match did so much to reestablish the Beast Incarnate as a giant mountain for the new guys to climb that the best thing WWE could have done was put Cena on the shelf for a while and focus on a new contender.
But for some odd reason, that isn’t what’s going to happen, and since Triple H announced Tuesday that John Cena vs. Brock Lesnar was the next big main event (on WWE Main Event, incidentally), we can’t help but think WWE Creative is continuing to struggle with direction.
If John Cena loses but puts on a better show than before — likely — he will dull some of the effect that Brock Lesnar is supposed to be having as the top heel right now.
If Cena wins — a snowball’s chance — then any SummerSlam momentum for Brock is ruined.
If we get another squash match with Cena on the receiving end, then we’ve just wasted an entire Sunday night. (Who wants to see the same match two months in a row?)
Yes, the WWE Night of Champions main event, as it stands, is a head-scratcher, but if the McMahons insist on going through with it, here’s what we suggest: have John Cena finally find his inner monster that was so lacking against Bray Wyatt and really tear down the house.
Let him come close to a victory, but have Brock get the upper hand and then start an after-match beatdown, interrupted, of course, before it gets too ugly by Lesnar’s next big opponent: Kurt Angle.
What do you guys think about re-booking John Cena and Brock Lesnar for WWE Night of Champions — logical or no?
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