WWE Night of Champions Predictions: Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship


This Sunday at WWE Night of Champions, John Cena gets his rematch for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship against Brock Lesnar.

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At SummerSlam, Cena walked in with the title, but he walked out after getting absolutely dominated by Lesnar.

That’s it.

No comeback, like we have seen from Cena so many times in the past. Just 16 German suplexes, two F-5’s, and a new world champion.

Cena has shown the kind of aggression he hasn’t shown in years, as he has had some verbal bouts with Lesnar’s advocate, Paul Heyman. It all culminated in this past week’s Raw, when Cena actually shoved Heyman, bringing out The Beast.

Lesnar made quick work of Cena, pulling out another German suplex, as he stood tall in the middle of the ring. However, this time, Cena came back.

Cena got back in the ring and brawled with Lesnar, with Cena coming out looking stronger, before they were separated by security.

Will that brawl be a sign of things to come? Or will Lesnar’s pure strength allow him to out-muscle Cena again and retain his title? Here are some predictions from Daily DDT staff members Rob Wolkenbrod, Stephen Ajamie, Brian Rzeppa, Luke Sicari, and Mike Smith:

Rob’s Take: The route that WWE goes with this one will be interesting. If Lesnar wins, it will show us the direction that they’re going in with the WWE World Heavyweight Championship for the next few months. If Cena wins, this may be Rollins’ opportunity to cash in.

I expect Cena to put up more of a fight this time, but Lesnar’s reign will continue for the foreseeable future. It’s very tempting to give the leader of the Cenation the win and Rollins cashing in, but I think they’re going to wait a little while for that. Putting Cena and Rollins into a feud for the title wouldn’t make a ton of sense, anyway, since Mr. Money in the Bank will likely conclude a feud with Dean Ambrose at Hell in a Cell. We could even see a Russian and a Bulgarian make their way to the ring at some point during this match.

Rob’s Prediction: Brock Lesnar

Stephen’s Take: Brock. Brock. Brock. Brock. Brock. Brock.

You get the picture here.

I would type Lesnar 16 times, but this time around, we won’t be seeing 16 suplexes. I would imagine this time is like the Extreme Rules 2012 match where both guys were just throwing their best stuff at each other. Lesnar will dominate this time around, but you’ll still see Cena hit in some of his offense to look competitive. But it’s all Lesnar at the end, and we’ll continue with The Beast as champion.

Stephen’s Prediction: Brock Lesnar

Brian’s Take: After the beating that Lesnar delivered at SummerSlam, most people assumed that it would be more of the same come Night of Champions. As we’ve learned with WWE over the last half-decade or so, though, it is never smart to count Cena out, especially with all that has occurred within the last few weeks.

He’s teased a heel turn yet again, and the possibility of that happening makes things interesting. Ultimately, I have Lesnar coming out on top in this one to continue his reign.

Brian’s Prediction: Brock Lesnar

Luke’s Take: After being absolutely dominated by Lesnar at Summerslam, Cena will be out for one thing on Sunday and that’s redemption. Cena has ran through everyone on his road to Night of Champions and now The Beast is standing in his way. After a brawl on Monday Night and a battle of words between Cena and Paul Heyman over the last few weeks, this is set to be one of the most heated re-matches in recent history.

While Cena wants to prove to the WWE Universe he can win back the WWE World Heavyweight Championship on Sunday, it simply isn’t happening. Lesnar is coming off the two biggest wins in his career and him dropping the title to Cena this early would make zero sense.

While we won’t see the same dominating performance that Lesnar put on at Summerslam, the result will be the same.

Luke’s Prediction: Brock Lesnar

Mike’s Take: If Cena wins this match, it’s for two reasons: feeling that Lesnar isn’t working as champion because he isn’t on TV enough, and the injury to Roman Reigns.

I could see how those two reasons would lead to Lesnar dropping the title, nonetheless, I don’t think it will happen.

Lesnar will retain here. It will be a more-competitive match, but Lesnar will leave with the title.

No overcoming the odds by Cena. No cash-in from Seth Rollins.

Just The One in 21-1, keeping himself as the #1 man in WWE.

Mike’s Prediction: Brock Lesnar

All five of us are picking Lesnar to retain his title at NOC. Do you think Cena will overcome the odds? Let us know in the comment section below.

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