After one dominating performance and one lucky escape against John Cena, Brock Lesnar is set to meet Cena one last time for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at the Royal Rumble pay-per-view in Philadelphia, reports the Wrestling Observer.
The Royal Rumble event – which will feature a 40-man Royal Rumble main event – emanates from the Wells Fargo Center and it is thought that Lesnar could defend his championship against John Cena.
Brock Lesnar is not scheduled for any televised appearance until 2015, although a Survivor Series appearance has been mooted in recent weeks, but the likelihood is that fans won’t see the title being defended for the next three months.
The potential match between Cena and Lesnar is not taking place for the sole reason of having an end to the feud, but it is to set up to big matches for WrestleMania 31.
WrestleMania 31 matches
Roman Reigns is expected to win the Royal Rumble next year and book his place in the WrestleMania 31 main event where Brock Lesnar will be the reigning, defending champion and Reigns will defeat him and etch his name into WWE history, defeating the one behind the one in 21-1.
Lesnar's contract is also due to expire and it has been rumoured that he may decide against signing a new deal, a further indication that he could drop the gold to Roman Reigns before calling time on his WWE career and pursuing other ventures.
The second match between Brock Lesnar and John Cena took place at the Night of Champions event and John Cena came incredibly close to slaying The Beast, that was until Seth Rollins decided to make his presence felt and cost Cena the chance to become WWE World Heavyweight Champion, and almost cashing in on Lesnar only for Cena to stop him.
A similar scenario is expected to take place in Philadelphia, but it won’t be Rollins who costs John Cena the chance to become WWE World Heavyweight Champion once more.
The Bulgarian Brute
Rusev is set to be the superstar that costs John Cena the chance to become champion, triggering a feud between the two men which will finish with Rusev and John Cena going one on one at WrestleMania 31 which instantly makes Rusev a big star in the company.
So the match between Brock Lesnar and John Cena is rumoured to finish with another disqualification win for Cena, which means Lesnar retains the gold.
If Lesnar is next scheduled to compete in January, then Paul Heyman is also expected to stay off live television until then.
We last saw Paul Heyman asking The Authority whether they gave Seth Rollins the heads up to cash in on his client, before issuing a warning to Seth Rollins himself. Heyman will be kept off television until Lesnar reappears so the fans aren’t constantly reminded that The Beast Incarnate is not around.