This Sunday marks the second WWE World Heavyweight championship ladder match, the first held back at December’s Tables, Ladders & Chairs pay-per-view, when the two top-tier world championships were unified, and this time it’s up for grabs in a seven-man free-for-all. Out of those seven competitors we have the original competitors from TLC, John Cena and Randy Orton, along with fellow former world champions Alberto Del Rio and Sheamus. But what really has fans intrigued are the additions of Bray Wyatt, Cesaro, and the red-hot Roman Reigns, because at WWE’s Money in the Bank event, we may very well see the crowning of a brand new World Champion.
Then WWE released a promotional poster for this year’s SummerSlam event featuring John Cena and Brock Lesnar, which is being perceived not only as a spoiler for the main event, but as a spoiler on who will walk out of Boston this Sunday with the titles.
The Boston-native and 14-time WWE World Champion John Cena is the safest bet to win the Championship ladder match for a number of reasons: Cena’s on a steady rise back to the top after a series of losses against Randy Orton, and a post-WrestleMania psychological warfare with Bray Wyatt; since 2011, John Cena has been in the championship match at SummerSlam; and lastly, if Brock Lesnar is coming back to fulfill his goal on becoming the Undisputed WWE World Heavyweight champion, who better for the “Conqueror of The Undertaker’s Undefended Streak” to butt heads with than the most consistent worker of the last decade?
Another reason for this blockbuster match up is the recent back story between these two. Two years ago at Extreme Rules, Brock Lesnar and John Cena clashed in an epic main event filled with brutality and sheer intensity. Cena, with his never say die attitude, proved that night to be more resilient than Brock Lesnar, who had returned to bring “legitimacy” back to the WWE. The match undoubtedly was riddled with controversy because many felt Lesnar should have gone over. Whether it was a humbling experience in regards to his accomplishments in UFC, or payback for the way he left the company in 2003, Lesnar lost cleanly to Cena in the center of the ring. A blemish in the record of The Beast Incarnate that would certainly rekindle their rivalry.
Brock Lesnar, with his shocking dominance over The Undertaker at WrestleMania, is more than guaranteed to steamroll over the reigning champion at SummerSlam. And when that occurs, not only will Paul Heyman be the one behind the one in 21-1, but he will also be the one behind the Undisputed WWE World Heavyweight champion.
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[Video] Highlights of John Cena vs Brock Lesnar at Extreme Rules 2012.
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