This Sunday at Hell in a Cell both John Cena and Randy Orton will battle it out inside the steel structure for a shot at Brock Lesnar and his WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
At this moment in time there’s no confirmation when or where Brock Lesnar will officially be defending the WWE World Heavyweight Championship; but the Royal Rumble pay-per-view in January 2014 had earlier been speculated to be the event where Lesnar defends the gold, against John Cena.
This past week on Monday Night Raw, Seth Rollins hit a Curb Stomp on Randy Orton which indicated that a feud between the two could begin after Hell in a Cell; whilst Orton also hit an RKO on Paul Heyman, suggesting The Viper and The Beast may cross paths.
But according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Brock Lesnar could defend his championship as early as Survivor Series, if the WWE believes they need him to compete at the event.
It’s no secret that the fans are disappointed with Lesnar as champion but there wait could be cut short. Triple H announced the stipulation between John Cena and Randy Orton on Monday Night Raw earlier this week, but no specific date or event was mentioned.
This was done on purpose, as the WWE themselves have no clue when to have Brock Lesnar defend his WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
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Brock Lesnar is currently advertised for the December 8 episode of Monday Night Raw which takes place in Greenville, South Carolina. This episode is where the 2014 Slammy Awards will take place and is the go-home edition of Raw for the TLC pay-per-view; and it is expected that the build-up towards his Royal Rumble match could begin on that night.
It wouldn’t come as much of a surprise if Brock Lesnar was to appear before his original appearance date as a new deal struck between Lesnar and the WWE means the WWE can book Lesnar in advance but would have to pay him a lot more money than they already do, it’s just a question of whether it would be worth to spend a lot of money for Lesnar for a handful of appearances.
It’s no secret that the fans aren’t too pleased with Lesnar as WWE World Heavyweight Champion. At first it looked as if Paul Heyman could make Lesnar’s inactivity work but it is taking a toll on the ratings as well as the interest from the fans; this brings up the question whether the WWE will want to have Lesnar keep hold of the championships until WrestleMania?
If Lesnar is to compete at Survivor Series, it means there is a chance he could face both Randy Orton and John Cena. Should Orton leave Dallas victorious, he could take Lesnar at Survivor Series; and if he loses this opens up the doors to the original Royal Rumble plan for a match between Cena and Lesnar.
If Lesnar retains yet again, then the likelihood is he will be dropping it at WrestleMania; that is unless Seth Rollins has other ideas before the event.