For as long as he has been a 15-time World Champion, the WWE Universe has questioned if John Cena should ever become a 16-time World Champion.
And after recent events, we may be edging closer to the WWE's answer to that question.
According to NoDQ, Cena and the current WWE World Heavyweight Champion Roman Reigns had a stare down last night in the middle of the ring after Monday Night Raw went off the air.
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The stare down occurred because during Cena's match against Alberto Del Rio for the United States Championship, The League of Nations came down to the ring to help out their Mexican team mate to beat down the 15-time World Champ, only for The Usos, shortly followed by Reigns to make the save.
After Vince McMahon announced Sheamus would battle Reigns for the WWE title with himself as special guest referee next week on Raw, Cena and the current WWE World Heavyweight Champion were left in the ring alone to have a stare down as seen in the tweet below.
Could we have seen WWE setting the scene for a clash between the two superstars? Maybe even a glimpse as to how Cena will claim World title number 16? Perhaps, but the WWE shouldn't put the gold on him at the biggest show of the year. This doesn't mean they shouldn't put the title on the 38-year-old again at all.
Looking into 2016, you can really only see the WWE putting its title on five different superstars across the year, Reigns, Cena, Brock Lesnar, Sheamus, and Seth Rollins upon his return from injury. They haven't given enough push or confidence in anyone else.
Yes if Cena wins, he will match the record currently held by Ric Flair and maybe one day he will surpass it. Records are meant to be broken, and he is the right man to break the record because of what he has managed to achieve during his time in the WWE.
So Cena should definitely win the WWE World Heavyweight Champion once again in 2016, making him a 16-time World Champion, but when should he be champion? Arguably the best time would be around SummerSlam until around the end of the year.
SummerSlam provides a grand stage for him to win the title on, the second biggest pay-per-view of the year, and with it means Cena will be carrying the title during the autumn months, which is arguably one of the most quieter times of the WWE. Putting the title on the reliable 38-year-old will help carry the company through that quieter period.