Two months ago at Hell in a Cell John Cena earned the chance to challenge Brock Lesnar for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
Their match was then made official and was set to take place at the 2015 Royal Rumble, that was until Cena's number one contender stance was put on the line against Seth Rollins at last night's TLC pay-per-view.
TLC match up
In what was without a doubt one of the matches of the night, Seth was put through a table whilst the referee was distracted so J&J security cleaned up the mess before anyone saw. Then both Seth and John went through a table at the side of the ring at the same time and the officials couldn't decide on a definite winner so senior official Mike Keyota restarted the match up.
After spending almost the entire match the victim of a three on one assault, Cena then gained a helping hand from an unlikely source. Roman Reigns made his long awaited return and it was to punch Seth Rollins in the face so that Cena could AA him through a table and make his match against Brock Lesnar official.
Roman then went backstage and announced himself as the first entrant into the 30-man over the top rope Rumble match and said he will make a bigger impact than last year, when he broke Kane's elimination record.
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With the winner of the Rumble becoming the Number One contender to the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, this will be Cena's last chance to slay the beast. Given that Brock has had four months to prepare for this bout whilst Cena has been putting his body on the line every night gives you the feeling that the Beast Incarnate may have an unfair advantage in this one.
That being said, it's John Cena who Brock is up against and there is a reason he has been on top in WWE for so long and is a 15 time World Champion. Cena is no normal man and if anyone is going to take the title away from Brock, it looks like it could be Cena.
WWE FastTrack, which will replace the Elimination Chamber Pay-per-view in February, also makes no mention of a WWE World title match, meaning either Cena or Brock wont be defending at that pay-per-view. So the next title match after The Royal Rumble will see the world champion face the Royal Rumble winner at Wrestlemania.
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