John Cena unsurprisingly defeated Rusev at this past Sunday’s WrestleMania to win the United States Championship for the fourth time in his career, and it’s the first time he’s held the title since 2004. While Cena was the United States Champion, he added his own spin to the belt — no pun intended. Now, it appears that WWE is considering bringing back that same belt at some point in the near future. Of course, the belt will not stick around whenever Cena loses it like his spinning WWE Championship did.
There are two ideas behind John Cena holding the Untied States Championship. One is that it’ll elevate the championship to a main-event level, and the second is that WWE doesn’t have any immediate plans for Cena to be back in the WWE Championship picture, so they want him to be chasing after something while they’re trying to build new top stars.
Cena is set to defend his newly won United States Championship against Rusev at Extreme Rules in Chicago later this month. Nobody knows if Cena will hold onto the belt, or if Rusev will win it back at the event. It’s expected that Lana will once again be involved in the finish, as she’s now available to be back full-time with the company, as the movie she was starring in, Interrogation, is now done filming.
There have been rumors of WWE breaking up Rusev and Lana, as Vince McMahon is very high on Lana and has big plans for her in the future. Those plans may include Lana going after Nikki Bella’s Divas Championship, as the two of them have been going back and forth on Twitter over the last couple of days.
Most people expect that Lana will have a hard time on her own if she splits up with Rusev following his U.S. Title match with John Cena at Extreme Rules. But Lana is one of the best performers in WWE today, so there’s a good chance that she’ll figure it out whenever she goes out on her own.
As for Rusev and Cena, their feud over the United States Championship could very well continue after Extreme Rules, depending on the finish. Nobody knows just how long John Cena will hold onto the U.S. Title, but with WWE planning on bringing back Cena’s spinner belt, there’s a good chance that he’ll be holding onto it for at least a couple of months.
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