Word came out earlier today that Daniel Bryan will be going head to head with John Cena for the WWE championship this summer. I’m not surprised. What I am surprised by however is that the match has been made babyface vs babyface. The last couple of weeks i’ve been convinced that Bryan was turning heel. I actually would have liked him being more of a tweener. Either way the new question arises. Will he beat Cena? If he beats Cena cleanly he may be a mainstay in the main event scene. To be honest Bryan is younger than Cena, and has fresher legs than he does. Hopefully the WWE does the right thing and puts the title on Bryan. If Bryan doesn’t beat Cena, i’d be happy to see him battle Dolph Ziggler throughout the summer for the World Heavyweight championship. WHo could forget Bragging Rights 2010. Anyway, congrats American Dragon…Bryan Danielson-I mean Daniel Bryan.
Dolph Ziggler won’t be involved in this Sunday’s Extreme Rules PPV due to a concussion. A concussion he suffered at a house show. John Cena was also hurt at a house show. Last summer Dolph Ziggler was given an opportunity to face Sheamus because Alberto Del Rio was hurt at a house show.
The WWE has five shows on television a week (Raw, Smackdown, Main Event, Superstars, Saturday Morning Slam). With all of these shows on every week, injuries are bound to happen. The issue however is that some of these injuries occur when they are least expected to happen.
The WWE has always held house shows. The problem as of late is that the roster lacks depth, so stars like Cena, Orton, Ryback, Ziggler, Big Show, Sheamus, Del Rio, and The Shield perform very often, and with them performing so often injuries are bound to add up.
What the WWE needs to do is either cut back on the house shows or use other talent more often. The main event caliber stars should rarely make appearances. Fandango was tested at the house shows, it would be best to try out repackaged stars or NXT stars at the house shows.
If the WWE wants to continue the circus mentality, at least stop using the cream of the crop so often.
John Cena has been the go to guy in the WWE for the last 7 or 8 years. Ever since the supplemental draft in 2005 when he came over to Monday Night Raw he has dominated the main event scene. During that time Cena has defeated Edge, Orton, Triple H, Jericho, JBL, Batista, etc for the title or in defense of the championship.
Before his victory at Wrestlemania this past April Cena had been without the title for over a year. Even though he wasn’t champion, he still headlined the majority of the pay per views during CM Punks 400+ reign as champion.
Cena is currently in his 13th reign as champion, and with a lack of depth in the main event scene the title can only really be swapped between him and Punk. Before I had a problem with Cena having the opportunity to eclipse Ric Flair’s 16 title reigns (22 if you ask Ric), but now I believe that it would be the best option for the WWE. The fans don’t want to see Cena go on a long reign as champion, but it would be a better idea for him to battle back and forth for the title. At this point in Cena’s career, I doubt the WWE would consider having him win the Intercontinental championship, even though that would make him a grand slam champion/ triple crown champion.
The only way Cena won’t eclipse Flair’s number of title reigns is if the WWE decides to not do it..I just think they will, and it’s ok for them to do it.