SummerSlam preview: John Cena vs Brock Lesnar

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One of the biggest events on the WWE calendar, SummerSlam, is just three days away and the main event of the night sees two giants of the WWE Universe take centre stage.

The sound of this match up alone is exciting enough for any WWE fan. John Cena is the current World Heavyweight Champion and will be looking to do all he can to retain his title against 'The Beast' Brock Lesnar.

But Lesnar is called that for a reason. The ex-MMA fighter is undoubtedly a force to be reckoned with. Lesnar stands head and shoulders above some of the greatest in WWE by having been the only person to conquer The Undertaker's infamous streak at WrestleMania XXX.

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Build up

Being a part-time wrestler though, means that Lesnar appears to have less of a prominent following than Cena, who is often branded as one of the biggest Superstars of WWE. Cena goes that extra mile for his fans - something WWE has rewarded him with by continuing to portray him as a winner, facing the only person to have ended The Streak though, is another matter entirely.

The continuous promos of these two superstars have already proved the importance of this match not only at this pay-per-view event, but as part of this year. Cena's previous opponents include Bray Wyatt, Randy Orton and Mark Henry, but none of these matches saw a build up like this, or intimidation like Lesnar has given.

The match will see a recreation of the brutality seen during the pair's face-off at Extreme Rules in 2012, which eventually saw Cena as the victor. It is the similarities between these two incredible athletes that makes this rematch all the more exciting. Their rivalry has stood for a long time, they are the same age, worked their way to the top at similar times, but Lesnar has the advantage physically. 

Heyman support 

Lesnar also has something key which Cena doesn't possess - Paul Heyman. Lesnar's manager was the mastermind behind his ability to conquer The Streak, and is doubtlessly one of the greatest pro-wrestling managers the WWE Universe has seen. 

Ultimately, it will be interesting to see what the WWE decide to do with the outcome of this no-stipulation match. If Cena wins, then it would be another for him to add to his tally and he would remain the strong character he is at present. A win for Lesnar however would probably do something similar to Cena, he is so popular and has been for so long that losing to Lesnar probably wouldn't do much damage to his reputation. 

Victory for Lesnar would also prove his worth as a giant of WWE. He has already done what so many others couldn't do and maintaining his momentum from his win four months ago at WrestleMania XXX would see him become WWE World Heavyweight Champion. 

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