John Cena is already a fifteen time world champion, and many are opposed to the idea that he should equal Ric Flair's sixteen time record reign, but it seems WWE are not only open to it but have now added it to their schedule.
Sheamus seems set to leave Night of Champions with the WWE World Heavyweight Championship and so will then open a feud with Roman Reigns. While WWE wants John Cena to win that coveted 16th-time championship, they want Reigns to have the title first.
This according to reports from WrestlingObserver.com.
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HEEL TURN FOR REIGNS?
Roman Reigns setting up a rivalry with Sheamus makes sense because The Irish Superstar is currently set to become one of the biggest heels in the company over the next year or so, but once Roman picks up the World title it makes no sense for him to feud with John Cena if both men are faces.
A heel turn for Roman has been in the pipeline for a while now, and if he is in possession of the Word Title at The Royal Rumble then it will make sense for John Cena to win the Rumble then challenge for the Championship at WrestleMania 32.
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This would be a major letdown for the WWE Universe in comparison to an NXT Superstar being given the chance to be a part of the biggest event of the year and no one actually says that Roman Reigns will have the title by then.
RECORD EQUALLING CHAMPION
All that has been speculated on at this point is the fact that Roman Reigns will win the Championship before John Cena equals the record next year.
This means that Roman could win the Championship at WrestleMania next year before he then goes on a rivalry with Cena, only for, a few months later, a Mr Money in the Bank to be crowned - a move that would cast a shadow over both men.
The idea of Cena equalling the record at WrestleMania makes sense because that would add to the overall celebration on the grandest stage of them all. Earlier speculation stated that he would defeat Brock Lesnar for the title at Mania next year, so this does all seem to go together.
The only part that doesn't add up is where Seth Rollins goes after Night of Champions.
If Sheamus cashes in on Sting then Seth no longer has a legitimate claim to the Championship and he can open a feud with Triple H. But if Sheamus cashes in on Rollins then the former Shield member would still have a rematch for the title.
Does John Cena deserve the record? Does Seth Rollins deserve to lose both titles next Sunday? Have your say in the comments section below...
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