With Daniel Bryan now injured, there’s a strong chance John Cena will take his place to face Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam.
As much as I don’t like Cena winning the WWE World Heavyweight Title again, reports are coming in saying he’s the favorite to win at Money in the Bank. This is mainly because Roman Reigns could face Triple H and SummerSlam instead. Not to mention WWE will probably want Reigns to win the Royal Rumble next year and become champion at WrestleMania 31. They don’t want to rush his popularity just yet.
As for the rest of the participants, most of them are heels apart from Sheamus. Sheamus is too bland to face Lesnar as SummerSlam and many fans would not take him too seriously. Bray Wyatt, Cesaro, Alberto Del Rio and Randy Orton are all heels and WWE wouldn’t want to book a heel vs. heel main event for SummerSlam.
There’s no other huge babyface on the roster so WWE has to fall back on Cena once again. Cena will hopefully just be a transitional champion and will lose to Lesnar in grand fashion. The two have only faced each other twice before. Lesnar won in 2003, while Cena won in 2012. This would be the third match to break the tie.
WWE has to make Lesnar look strong from now on after beating Undertaker at WrestleMania XXX. It would be a huge shame if Lesnar loses at SummerSlam to Cena of all people.
We’ll just have to watch Money in the Bank to see if Cena truly does win. WWE could always swerve everyone and someone else might walk out with the gold.