By default, John Cena is the logical opponent for Seth Rollins and the WWE World Title at SummerSlam in less than a month.
Through nothing of his own doing, the momentum Seth Rollins has lived on has come a screeching halt. It’s not fair for the current company champion to take a back seat to the man with the second most coveting title in the WWE, but that is exactly what is happening for Rollins – because when it comes right down to it, Cena sells merchandise and brings the masses to the turnstiles and in the end that is the only thing that matters in McMahon world of professional wrestling.
For Rollins, it is a state of purgatory he has been placed in, lives in and cannot get out of because by design there is no other opponent for the first Money in the Bank winner to cash in his briefcase at WrestleMania.
And to add more salt to the wound of having to face Cena, the current United States Champion, the company had the man who wears the second most coveted strap beat the man who holds what is supposed to be the biggest and baddest title in all of the land.
Excuse me, I think I just threw up in my mouth a little bit.
There is no chance of Dean Ambrose coming through and delivering a five-star match with his adversary like he has done many times over. There is no chance of Roman Reigns or Randy Orton challenging for the strap. They are caught in feuds that aren’t main event worthy. And there is no chance of Dolph Ziggler coming to our aid and saving us from a fate worse than death. He has been filming another WWE movie and has been written of Raw while he is going all Hollywood on us.
Maybe Dog Ziggler is available to take Cena’s place in the match. I think the fans would be more acceptable of that and the potential outcome rather than see Cena not only win the WWE World Title, but become a 16-time world champion – matching the mark Ric Flair has held over the years.
Excuse me, I think I threw up again.
Rollins is in a no-win situation here. If he wins and beats “The Champ,” there will be a rematch. If he loses the title and the match, there will be a rematch. As someone said to me the other day, “The WWE needs to get its head out of its ass and give us someone else besides Cena to fight for the title.”
Unfortunately, there isn’t anyone else. Daniel Bryan isn’t here. Sheamus is a heel. Cesaro isn’t at that level yet and there isn’t a star from NXT ready to give Rollins a real fight.
You live by the Cena Rule, you die by the Cena rule.
I do have to admit the match on Raw between the colossal stars was solid, until the ending. Cena is one tough SOB after seeing what Rollins did to his nose. Most wrestlers and athletes would have crumbled after that kind of injury. But it does not make the decision by the company any more right in this case. Cena has to defend the company against The Authority because there is no one else to do it. A few weeks ago, we were excited about the future of the company. But right now, the Divas are more exciting than anything else on television sans Brock Lesnar and Undertaker beating the hell out of each other.
If not, it might be a case where Cena wins the title, stands next to Flair in total title wins and it won’t mean a thing because fans are tired of the WWE going back to the well once too often.
This time, Rollins must find solid footing and take down the Cena. And get out of the hell he is currently residing in.