John Cena could face Roman Reigns at SummerSlam

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WrestleMania season is now over, so the WWE rumor mill has now focused on what matches could be included on the company's second biggest pay-per-view of the year, SummerSlam.

While the event itself might be a couple of months away, the rumors surrounding the pay-per-view are starting to fly around the internet. Some of the most recent speculation has suggested the main focus of the show could be a possible brand split in the WWE.

Now, some potential matches are being rumored for the event, which is scheduled to take place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on August 21, according to DailyWrestling News, via the Inquisitr.


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One of those is the clash for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, as Roman Reigns could be competing against John Cena for the top prize in the company.

It has long been speculated that Reigns will be headlining the WWE as its champion/face of the company for several years to come, so having a big feud at one of the most important times of the year is going to be extremely important. You can't get much bigger than the leader of the Cenation.

Cena is on the brink of a 16th World title, which would level him with Ric Flair for the most World Championship wins in history (those that are recognized by the WWE). He's bound to break this achievement at some point, and could walk in or out of SummerSlam with the record around his waist in the form of the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.

Reigns will want to establish himself as the top dog in the WWE, but having Cena constantly on his back would be bugging him. His reason for a match against Cena would be to eliminate the competition.

Hopefully, he would have made his heel turn by then as well, giving the fans a legitimate reason (in the eyes of the WWE) to boo Reigns and to cheer for Cena, although saying that, how many people are going to cheer for either competitor?

However, it's important to remember that we still have to go through four more pay-per-views before SummerSlam arrives - Payback, Extreme Rules, Money In The Bank, and Battleground - and the WWE is always constantly changing their plans due to injuries etc. so these matches might never happen at the event.

The return of major superstars from injury, like Seth Rollins and Randy Orton, could affect how the WWE books this match, as The Architect had to give up the championship when he injured his knee last year in November, and therefore he never lost it in an actual match. He would be due a match for the title upon his return.

For the time being, it looks like Reigns vs Cena could be the main event for SummerSlam this year, and it definitely wouldn't be a match you would want to miss.

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