Randy Orton was crowned The Champion of Champions at WWE TLC in a match that nicely culminated his long standing rivalry with John Cena. While there will be those that argue that it should have been CM Punk and Daniel Bryan in an independent wrestling fan’s dream match, the clash between Orton and Cena made sense in terms of WWE’s history in the past decade.
Orton and Cena seemingly got into the WWE around the same time, both climbing the ladder of success one championship after the next, while butting heads along the way. They’ve traded wins/loses and even championships. It was the rivalry that made the most sense, and the one that WWE obviously wanted to represent the unification of two World championships.
The landscape of the WWE has now changed since the entire roster will be gunning after one man, instead of having the option to pick and choose their battles. Think about it, when it comes to the Royal Rumble, the winner of the match will automatically face WWE’s only World champion at WrestleMania. And let’s not forget the Elimination Chamber, WWE’s only World champion will have to defend the championship inside the sadistic structure sure to lessen the likelihood of making it to WrestleMania as the champion.
But before Orton can think about arriving in New Orleans to the historic WrestleMania as WWE’s World champion, he has to contend with two worthy adversaries: John Cena and Daniel Bryan.
John Cena may have lost the biggest match in WWE history, but he still has a clause in his contract that grants him a championship rematch. Daniel Bryan, on the other hand, hasn’t legitimately lost to Orton since SummerSlam.
On Monday Night RAW, we witnessed Randy Orton take the cheap way out by intentionally disqualifying himself, and once again failing to legitimately beat Bryan. However, Orton made a lasting impression by RKO’ing Cena, who came to Bryan’s aid, and hoisting his championships over his adversaries.
Not everyone has to love the idea that Orton is our WWE World champion, he already said that we could kiss his backside, but he did earn the distinction of being recognized as the second Undisputed WWE champion.
Doesn’t matter how Michael Cole spins it, Chris Jericho was the first Undisputed WWE champion.
Answer the Question: Name a wrestler (past/present/TNA/Independent) that you would love to see as the WWE World champion?
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