As much hate as John Cena gets for being the WWE's chosen one, he doesn't get enough credit for being solid in the ring.
That is especially the case in theme matches.
Cena carried Brock Lesnar at Extreme Rules, and he did well at Money in the Bank earlier this year. The moment Cena's match with Dolph Ziggler was made into a ladder match, I knew it would be special.
Their conventional match on Monday Night Raw on November 26 was very entertaining; the ladder and stakes will only make the matchup better.
Hate all you want, but the rolling, catching finisher attempt from Cena at the 0:44 mark was impressive.
Ziggler has always been amazing in the ring. If you throw a prop in the mix and the high stakes of the Money in the Bank suitcase, you have the makings of a memorable match. There are so many opportunities for twists and turns here.
There is room for run-ins from the likes of Brock Lesnar, A.J. Lee and others.
It doesn't seem as though a long-lasting feud with Ziggler makes sense for Cena at this point. However, it does make sense for Cena to take the suitcase from Ziggler to open the door for an 11th championship run.
Do you actually believe the WWE is going to have The Rock in the main event at the Royal Rumble and not include Cena?
That main event has Cena written all over it.
I'm betting it ends with Cena cashing in the Money in the Bank to end CM Punk's championship run. The Shield will prevent The Rock from winning the title because it falls in line with their mysterious affiliation with Punk, and their quest to do the "right" thing.
Cena hasn't held the WWE title since September 2011. By the time the Royal Rumble rolls around, it will be more than 16 months since his last title reign. That's the longest time Cena has been without the ultimate gold after he lost the WWE title because of injury in 2006.
This is Cena, and this is the WWE; this run without the title can't last.
Get ready for another WWE championship run in the near future. The push is going to start with an epic match against Ziggler at TLC 2012.
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