The WWE have had to deal with plenty of injuries this past year; big-name stars have forced plans to change and they even missed WrestleMania, which was a huge blow.
Guys like Seth Rollins and Randy Orton are still out with injuries while Cesaro made his highly-anticipated return to the main roster the night after WrestleMania.
John Cena is another star out with injury. Although he did briefly return at WrestleMania to help The Rock wipe out The Wyatt Family, it could still be a few months before we see him back in action on a full-time basis.
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However, although he isn’t competing right now the WWE do have plans in place for Cena and if the rumours are true; Cena could be set for a blockbuster 2016 and he could also have a huge match in 2017.
Right now, AJ Styles is the number one contender for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship; but we should not expect him to leave Payback – or anytime soon for that matter – with the gold around his waist.
CENA VS. REIGNS
This is because DailyWrestlingNews.com are reporting that Cena could challenge Roman Reigns for the championship at SummerSlam, meaning Reigns probably won’t drop the championship title to anybody for quite some time.
That will be an interesting match to see, considering Cena is a 15-time World Champion and is close to breaking the record. Perhaps a win over Reigns could set up a lengthy feud between the two and we could finally see the ultimate ‘passing of the torch’ moment between the pair.
Rumours claim that Reigns should be a heel by then – something that could happen as early as Payback – while Cena could be due for another WWE World Heavyweight Championship run.
It’s clear the WWE see Reigns as the future, so it will make sense for Cena to ease the workload on himself by putting Reigns over, again, we’ll have to wait and see what comes of the rumours that are spreading on the dirt sheets.
Styles is still said to be a top player around SummerSlam, so his fans shouldn’t be too disheartened as officials are high on him while Brock Lesnar and Bray Wyatt are also expected to be in huge matches this summer.
CENA VS. THE UNDERTAKER
Following his victory over Shane McMahon at WrestleMania, rumours suggested that The Undertaker was claiming that match was his final inside of the squared circle.
However, if Vince McMahon has his way – which he probably will – we could see The Undertaker in action one more time at WrestleMania and there wouldn’t be a more fitting opponent.
Again, according to DailyWrestlingNews.com McMahon is confident that he can lure The Deadman into competing one more time in 2017, as he believes he can set up a clash between him and Cena for WrestleMania in Orlando.
Obviously, we’ve just finished with WrestleMania 32, so we shouldn’t look too deep into what’s being planned as it could all change next month. However, if The Undertaker is going to compete, then Cena will probably be the only and most viable option on the table.
It’s surprising that this match hasn’t happened yet, but when The Undertaker has taken more time off and has healed up, then perhaps he’ll understand that a match with Cena would be a great way to bow out.
Not only that, there would be nothing more Cena has to achieve in the WWE.
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