As it turns out, John Cena‘s reign at the top has not stopped, as he is now a 15-time WWE World Champion.
Cena is now just one win away from tying Ric Flair‘s record of being a 16-time world champion. This is also Cena’s first reign as the WWE World Heavyweight Champion. His career started when there were always two champions around. This is the only time where he is the only world champion in the company.
Cena’s win was a predictable one. Leaked SummerSlam advertisements had a poster with him and Brock Lesnar on it. This is a strong indication Cena will be defending the title against Lesnar, who has not been a champion in the WWE since 2004. As much as the WWE wants a Cena vs. Lesnar match to happen, many fans are outraged with the outcome. Cena has been a world champion for every year since 2005 apart from 2012.
With the rise of Daniel Bryan earlier this year, many thought 2014 was a year for newcomers. Well, now the status quo has come back with Cena being on top again.
Fans were cheering all night for the likes of Bray Wyatt, Cesaro or Roman Reigns to win. Wrestling fans want to see fresh new faces at the top, but the WWE refuses to give them that. Some fans are even threatening not to renew their WWE Network subscriptions based on this result.
I still think the WWE is dumb putting all its efforts on Cena for so long. WWE lost a huge chunk of fans over the years because they were sick of seeing Cena. He is still on top, and I’m sure even more fans will be tuning out and watching something else, like UFC.