Next month’s SummerSlam event already has a gigantic main-event, as The Undertaker will be taking on Brock Lesnar at WWE’s biggest event of the summer. WWE deciding to bring The Undertaker back earlier than planned was in-response to RAW’s falling ratings, and, WWE may not be done responding, because it looks like John Cena will be challenging Seth Rollins for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at SummerSlam.
You have to give WWE credit, they’ve really tried over the last couple of months to create new main-event-level stars, but, for the most part, nothing has worked. So, due to that, and due to the falling ratings for their flagship show, WWE may be looking to make John Cena the WWE World Heavyweight Champion once again, which would be his 16th title reign, tying the “Nature Boy” Ric Flair’s record for most all-time World Title reigns.
There are some in WWE management who are blaming RAW’s falling ratings on Seth Rollins’ WWE World Heavyweight Championship reign, and they believe that taking the Title off of him would increase viewership.
Like him or not, John Cena is a proven draw. His segments are usually the highest rated segments on RAW, and he’s still WWE’s merchandise king. The fact that Cena is WWE’s most polarizing figure only works in the company’s favor, and no matter how many people complain about Cena being on top, they still tune-in to see him wrestle.
Now, the question is, will the Cena vs. Rollins match be Title for Title? That remains to be seen, but the idea of having Rollins cost Cena the United States Championship during one of his open challenges has been discussed, and, even though he just tapped out to Cena this past Sunday night, Kevin Owens could be the next guy to accept Cena’s open challenge, and become the new U.S. Champion thanks to Seth Rollins.
So, why is John Cena getting the next title shot? Well, the answer to that is simple; Brock Lesnar is busy with The Undertaker, both Randy Orton and Dean Ambrose have gotten plenty of opportunities to defeat Rollins, and Roman Reigns is in the middle of a feud with Bray Wyatt. So, when you take those four men out of the picture, it really doesn’t leave anyone for Rollins to face except for John Cena.
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