The original plan for John Cena when he won the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at the Money in the Bank pay-per view was that Cena would hold the championship until the SummerSlam pay-per view and then lose the title to Brock Lesnar.
That may no longer be the plan.
Cena is no longer being advertised for the Monday Night Raw after Battleground. Cena will be filming for the movie “Train Wreck” and will not be appearing at Raw this Monday.
As NODQ points out, this could be a sign that Cena may unexpectedly drop the title this Sunday at Battleground.
This could be seen as a sign that Cena will drop the title at Battleground on Sunday. While it has not been confirmed or even rumored that is the plan, there are a lot of people who feel it’s time to “pull the trigger” on Roman Reigns and give him the title on Sunday.
The idea of being the title on Reigns now would seem questionable if not forced.
Reigns still needs to be built up as one of the top guys in the WWE.
That is why the idea was for Lesnar to defeat Cena at SummerSlam and then Reigns would slowly be rising through the ranks in the WWE. Lesnar and Reigns would then cross paths at Wrestlemania 31 after Reigns presumably won the 2015 Royal Rumble match. Reigns would then defeat Lesnar at Wrestlemania and be viewed as the one that slayed the Beast Incarnate while also winning the championship in the process.
Reigns winning the title this Sunday at Battleground would only set the stage for another disaster ending at SummerSlam like the ending at the 2014 Royal Rumble.
Fans would be heavily disappointed if Reigns won the title this Sunday but then went on to drop it a month later to Lesnar at SummerSlam.
Lesnar has been booked for Raw this Monday. Cena or no Cena, the expectation is that Lesnar will confront whoever is champion at that point.