When John Cena vs Roman Reigns was announced as the main event, the interest for Summerslam 2021 skyrocketed. The show went from a disappointing card to an event you could not afford to miss. The star power of the two men combined was enough to sell any show, as well as put on a great match to boot.
The rumoured main event for Wrestlemania 39 is currently Roman Reigns vs The Rock. However, with The Rock’s schedule and ability to even get cleared in the ring by his insurance companies, that match could be a pipedream and a dream match that will never happen.
However, there is a ready made replacement, one that could surpass Roman Reigns vs The Rock in storytelling and emotion. It will signal the last stand of one of the greats of his age against a man trying to establish himself as the new greatest of all time.
John Cena vs Roman Reigns at Wrestlemania 39 in the main event. Career vs Title
John Cena vs Roman Reigns
Now, I may be going controversial here for John Cena vs Roman Reigns. WWE should have Roman Reigns keep the Universal Championship until Wrestlemania 39. yes, I know, that’ll give him a three year reign with the belt. But the story to tell is too good.
Roman Reigns is the unbeatable champion. He has beaten everybody in his path. Nobody can touch the Big Dog and nobody can come close to his stature in the wrestling business. Not Brock Lesnar, not the Undertaker, not Baron Corbin. Nobody can touch him.
That is until John Cena returns to WWE. He can finish up filming “Daddy’s Home 3: This time is Great-Granpersonal” and come back to WWE, a huge megastar in Hollywood, and have one simple goal – to beat Ric Flair’s record 16 world championship reigns.
He equalled The Nature Boy’s record at Royal Rumble 2017, when AJ Styles fell to The Champ in the middle of the ring. Since then, world title gold has evaded him, which included losing to Roman Reigns for the Universal Championship at Summerslam 2021.
But this time it’s different. It’s a new John Cena. He’s never been more motivated. John Cena revealed recently that he could retire soon, so his time to officially become the greatest world champion is quickly running out. He may have one last run in him, but he’ll have to get through The Big Dog to earn his place amongst Immortals.
However, Roman Reigns isn’t going to go down that easily. And three years into his reign as champion, the last thing he’ll want to do is defend his belt in a John Cena vs Roman Reigns match. He’s already between Cena twice, so what would he gain in showing he could beat an older, slower and less agile Cena at Wrestlemania?
It’s simple – Title vs Career. John Cena vs Roman Reigns. If Cena wins, he becomes the Universal Champion, winning his 17th World Title and becoming the greatest WWE Superstar of all time. If Roman Reigns wins, he takes the scalp of WWE’s favourite son and becomes the fan to retire one of the all time greats a la Shawn Michaels to Ric Flair.
Now, should John Cena be the man to beat Roman Reigns to end his legendary reign as world champion?
Cena loses. His career his over. He gets to go off to Hollywood and become a huge action star in movies, whilst coming back to make occasional wrestling appearances. He gets a huge send off like Ric Flair and Shawn Michaels, saying goodbye to his fans who learned to love him as a child, then actively booed him as they got tired of his schtick as they got older.
It would be the perfect end to one of the greatest careers in WWE history. Roman Reigns vs John Cena at Wrestlemania 39, in the main event, should be John Cena’s last match in wrestling.
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Hamish is a writer and podcaster and wrestling fan who is a key part of the Atletifo team.
After playing countless hours of WrestleMania X8 on the Gamecube, he discovered Rey Mysterio getting his head crushed by The Great Khali, and thus a love for professional wrestling was born.
He is also a Media Graduate, as well as writing for multiple sites about Premier League football and the culture of Wales – his home country.