Tag: John Cena
WWE loaded up the card for No Mercy, a September Raw brand pay-per-view with two WrestleMania main event-quality matches.
Seth Rollins pinned Roman Reigns to win his second WWE heavyweight title Sunday night at Money in the Bank, but that wasn’t the end of the story.
WWE desperately wants to get Roman Reigns over with fans. Matching him up with smark favorite A.J. Styles is probably not the way to do it.
We were heading into WrestleMania season with Seth Rollins the likely WWE champ, perhaps getting ready for a break and co-main event with Authority figure Triple H, or a Shield reunion with Roman Reigns.
The highlight of a good WWE Hell in a Cell pay-per-view at a sold-out Staples Center in Los Angeles was the return of four-time world champion Alberto Del Rio, who was the surprise opponent for U.S. champ John Cena in the show’s opening match.
Seth Rollins tried to Irish-whip Sting across the ring after delivering a second Buckle Buster of their main-event match at WWE Night of Champions Sunday night, but Sting wasn’t able to play along with whatever was supposed to happen on his return trip.
Even Seth Rollins isn’t allowed to beat John Cena two straight times. That was among the things we learned at Sunday’s WWE Night of Champions, which ended predictably with Cena topping Rollins for the U.S. title, and Rollins then pinning Sting to defend the WWE title.
It’s called Night of Champions, but the WWE Network September live event coming up on Sunday could just as easily be Night of Seth Rollins. The WWE and U.S. champ will defend both belts in separate matches: taking on Sting for the WWE title and John Cena for the U.S. title.
Jon Stewart interfered in the Seth Rollins-John Cena WWE title match at SummerSlam, which is news itself. Then consider that the former Daily Show host made his presence felt in WWE by hitting Cena in the abdomen with a steel chair, thus aiding Rollins, his TV rival since before WrestleMania 31.
Nice salesmanship on the Brock Lesnar-Undertaker match headlining this weekend’s SummerSlam: “Too big for WrestleMania.”
Chris Graham rates the matches on the card for WWE Battleground. How did the surprise return of The Undertaker play out in the final accounting?
Amy Schumer is the It Girl this summer. Her Comedy Central TV show, Inside Amy Schumer, is hitting an interesting stride (the classic paraphrase of 12 Angry Men being a recent highlight), just as her first turn as the star of a major studio release is hitting theaters.
Brock Lesnar is back in the mix, and it couldn’t have come a moment sooner. Ratings for WWE Monday Night Raw have been tanking in the tank with Seth Rollins at the top of the food chain as WWE champ, not so much an indictment of Rollins as the lack of marketable challengers.
Two things at WWE Money in the Bank we can predict with certainty: Seth Rollins is going to leave as world champ, and John Cena is going to even his summer series with Kevin Owens. Who wins the match that is the title of the show is very much a question.
Ryback is the new WWE Intercontinental champ. Kevin Owens won the champ vs. champ match with John Cena with a clean fall. (A clean fall!)
WWE hastily scheduled the 2015 Elimination Chamber, adding the pay-per-view to the schedule just earlier this month, not giving creative much, if any, time to build up storylines with Payback having taken place just two weeks ago.
WWE champ Seth Rollins, as expected, retained, and U.S. champ John Cena, as expected, won his I Quit match with Rusev, who as expected didn’t quit, but was quit for by his manager, Lana. So WWE Payback was predictable. It was also still very entertaining.
So we’re past Extreme Rules, or are we? Because WWE is bound and determined to relive it. John Cena and Rusev have now met on three straight pay-per-views, dating back to Fast Lane, the one before WrestleMania 31, and we’re going to get part four at Payback.
Seth Rollins lost a clean fall to Randy Orton in a suspiciously early match on the WrestleMania 31 card, so suspiciously early that you knew that Rollins’ night wasn’t done.
Bray Wyatt has been the hottest wrestler in WWE for more than a year, and yet he’s been suspiciously been left on the outside looking in as far as the various title chases have been concerned.
The WWE calendar revolves around three big events a year. The Royal Rumble and WrestleMania are interconnected, and just a couple of months apart.
The rumor mill has WWE head honcho Vince McMahon considering adding former WWE champ Daniel Bryan to the main event for WrestleMania 31.
A triple threat world title match, then the Rumble itself: this weekend’s WWE Royal Rumble is setting the stage for The Road to WrestleMania 31.
The Survivor Series in November was a crowning moment for WWE: marking the on-screen WWE debut of Sting, and the storyline demise of The Authority, the faction led by real-life WWE executives Stephanie McMahon and Triple H whose act was, yes, getting a bit stale more than a year into its run.