John Cena vs Roman Reigns for the Universal Championship was made official at SmackDown last night.

John Cena vs Roman Reigns Highlights

  • Cena and Reigns are set to go head to head at Summerslam in Las Vegas.
  • This was highly speculated and rumoured for a very long time.
  • It was almost confirmed at Money In The Bank when Cena returned to taunt Roman.
  • They made it official last night on SmackDown in a convoluted contract signing.

Cena vs Reigns, Story So Far

  • John Cena vs Roman Reigns is a dream match for almost all wrestling fans.
  • We actually got this match at a random No Mercy PPV in 2018. But it was very forgetful.
Cena vs Reigns at No Mercy
Cena vs Reigns at No Mercy
  • Reigns has improved significantly since then and a match between them now is just mouth watering.
  • Cena and Reigns are both poster boys for WWE in their respective eras. Both were equally polarizing as well.
  • So this is a perfect dream match for us as both of them have so many similarities and this match alone makes this year’s SummerSlam a must watch.

Their rivalry since MITB

  • John Cena made his triumphant return at Money In The Bank after the fantastic Roman Reigns vs Edge match. 
  • He then challenged Reigns to a match at SummerSlam on the next Raw.
John Cena Returns at MITB
John Cena Returns at MITB

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  • Reigns promptly declined his challenge and delivered the fantastic ‘missionary position’ line. accepted Finn Balor’s challenge instead.
  • However, last night during SmackDown Baron Corbin interrupted the contract signing between Reigns and Balor.
  • Cena came down for the save and signed the contract instead of Balor which was a very weird move.
  • Nonetheless, we are now set for Cena vs Reigns at SummerSlam and Balor might be involved in this rivalry in some capacity as well.


Well anyone can win this match to be fair. Cena and Reigns both have the momentum and motive to win. Even Balor can be inserted into the match to make it more interesting.

Well, what we are sure of is, Cena is a movie star and has to film in the UK in August. So it is unlikely that WWE is going to put the title on him.

However, they can make him win the match and be the 17-time world champion, only for Big E to cash in his MITB.

This rivalry can go either way and the only way to predict it is to watch it.

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