Natural Heel Column: Seth Rollins vs. John Cena Should Close WWE SummerSlam


Remember people! This Sunday isn’t all about The Beast Incarnate squaring off against The Phenom. That’s why Seth Rollins vs. John Cena should main event the show.

After the euphoria of Battleground’s epic climax had subsided and I finally stopped marking out over the Deadman’s return, I was left wondering one thing. What’s next for Seth Rollins? Who on the current card is truly worthy and ready for a shot at the gold and would make sense to be his opponent at SummerSlam? I didn’t have an answer. Then less than 24 hours later when it was revealed that it would be none other than John Cena.

The two headlined Raw against one another, although not officially announced as part of the SummerSlam card, it seemed inevitable that was what they were building to. Inevitably the match was outstanding, and unless you’ve been living in a cave for the past few weeks you’ll know that it resulted in Cena being sidelined for a couple of weeks with a pretty severe broken nose courtesy of the current world champion.

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“What now?” Is what I thought at the time. They’ve fought, it was awesome, so npw who does Rollins defend his title against at SummerSlam? And if it is still Cena how do they make it interesting and top their epic main event on Raw? All my qualms were quashed with three words: double title match. Both men have titles, the WHC and U.S. titles, the two most prestigious championships in WWE today. In four days, it seems one man will be leaving the Barclay’s Center with both.

No superstar in the history of the company has held the two titles simultaneously. It’s a big deal! But who will it be? One of the things that makes a great match and a great build-up for me is really not being able to pick a winner. Normally it’s because I can’t see either opponent losing, but in this instance it’s quite the opposite. If Cena wins he claims the WWE Championship for the sixteenth time. That’s huge. On the other hand, I can’t see them putting both belts on Rollins. At least not for longer than a few minutes.

Cue Money In The Bank cash-in! Seth beats Cena after a brutally epic battle. Sheamus emerges, cashes in and makes short work of a vulnerable Rollins to become champion. Then the following night on Raw The Authority announce that Sheamus is their new guy due to the recent ungrateful and cocky behavior of the former Shield architect, Rollins. FYI this scenario still leaves the U.S. Championship in some very capable hands after Cena has built the belt’s reputation astronomically over the past months.

Sherron’s Final Thought: There is also the not-so-fleeting matter of the WWE’s two most prestigious titles being defended in the same match as 15 time world champion John Cena faces the self-proclaimed future of the company Seth Rollins. As much as I believe Sheamus to be an odd choice for Mr. Money In The Bank, I certainly won’t be complaining if my prediction comes to fruition this Sunday night. It will almost undoubtedly be a five-star match.

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