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How Long Can the WWE Hold Off on John Cena vs. Roman Reigns?

For those that are fans of Daniel Bryan, things must not be going well for you right now. Also, you’re probably not going to like the content of this article. I still believe that Bryan can still be a top guy in the company, so I’m not sweeping him under the table.

[adinserter block=”1″]It was expected that 2014 would be the year that Bryan would get the big run and more or less solidify himself as the guy for the WWE. Bryan gets a nice long championship reign and a big time SummerSlam showdown with Brock Lesnar. With Bryan’s neck injury and his return uncertain, the company has gone back to the old standby of John Cena. I can’t blame them; go to the guy who you know can hold the ship steady until you make your next big move.

Except this reign is correlating with the rise of Roman Reigns, and the WWE is beginning to recognize that as seen by the ending to Raw.

To the WWE, they see Reigns as the next big star; the man that they believe can be the new franchise player. With Cena approaching forty and Bryan’s future uncertain it seems like it’s now or never for them to strap the rocket ship onto Reigns. Going by the ending of Raw on Monday, it seems pretty obvious that the BattleGround match will be built around Reigns and Cena. Orton and Kane are there to be punching bags; nobody believes that neither man will win. With the company building up plan Brock Lesnar, Cena is gonna win.

There, I saved you all the complaining that you can do on twitter and the message boards. I presume there will be the big tease of Reigns winning before Triple H screws Reigns and Kane takes the fall because he is Kane. Reigns goes onto Triple H, and presumably the big match at Night of Champions to get those renewals for the Network.

It seems like the script will write itself, the slow build towards the coronation of Reigns at WrestleMania 31. I presume we’ll even get a Cena and Reigns confrontation at the Rumble and despite what some people say that it’ll come down to the Shield, it’ll probably be those two in the end.

Reigns takes out Cena, points at the sign and Cena gives Reigns a nod of respect. With all that being said, the question is when the WWE pulls the trigger on the match, the leader of the previous era against the leader of the new era. A scenario by the cream of the internet wrestling writing crop suggested SummerSlam 2015, Cena wins the belt back (Hold on people who want to kill me and Chavo), becomes the victim of a cash-in by whomever has the briefcase down the road. The briefcase owner gets a run with the belt until Reigns takes the belt back. We then get the potential big rematch at WrestleMania 32 with Cena looking to break the record in-front of what should be the largest crowd in WWE history. As for what happens after that, I don’t know and I fear the potential fall out of Cena breaking the record. My bunker could not withstand that amount of anger and hatred from the internet.

So, I say screw SummerSlam and my apologies to Mr. SummerSlam himself Bret Hart (Future article reference). Go for WrestleMania 32 and go the Hogan and Warrior route. It was always expected that The Undertaker would retire at this card because it was in his backyard (Jerry World) in-front of the largest crowd in WWE history. Now, you need something to sell people on the match besides the name WrestleMania itself. By the time we reach WrestleMania 32, Cena will be one year away from the dreaded 4-0 and with the amount of injures accumulated, it might be time for him to step aside.

Vince has always talked about finding somebody for his Babe Ruth role and considering his original choices (Hogan, Savage, Hart) have never worked out, maybe Cena is the guy for that. Cena puts over Reigns clean in-front of that huge crowd, you have the Hogan/Warrior moment and he rides off into the sunset for now. Reigns steps up to the role of being the franchise player and hopefully we have a smooth transition into a new era for the company. If the company has built up new stars, this shouldn’t be a major issue with the transition. When he’s not in the Babe Ruth role, he can still be used in a PR role and he can keep on doing his Make-a-Wish work.

[adinserter block=”2″]Now, let’s hope that it works out better than the Hogan/Warrior scenario.

I’m Robert Goeman playing Robert Goeman, enjoy your evening.

Robert Goeman has been writing for CamelClutchBlog since 2014 and has written for FiveOuncesofPain and What Culture. Follow him on twitter at After every article, Robert usually does “Talking Points” on twitter, bringin up points that didn’t make the article.

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