Brock Lesnar may defend his title against John Cena at “TLC” in December. As previously reported, Cena recently became the No. 1 Contender for Lesnar’s WWE World Heavyweight Championship by defeating Randy Orton at “Hell In A Cell” on Oct. 26. Where Cena vs. Lesnar for the title was originally expected and advertised to take place at “Royal Rumble” in January, the advertisements have since changed and the bout may take place in December instead.
The No. 1 Contendership for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship was decided inside of Hell in a Cell, but the stipulation merely stated that the superstar that won the match, Cena, would have a “future” shot at Lesnar and the title. The event where this future match will take place was not promoted.
This was due to WWE’s lack of assurance as to when they would be scheduling the match. Lesnar is currently only advertised to appear on WWE programming just once before the end of 2014. The current WWE Heavyweight Champion of the World is scheduled to appear on “Monday Night Raw” on Dec. 8 in Greenville, SC, which is the “TLC” “Go-Home” edition of the program, as well as when the 2014 Slammy Awards will take place.
The Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, which is where the 2015 “Royal Rumble” will emanate from, originally advertised Cena vs. Lensar on the card, but have now updated their site with the following promotional statement.
Tickets starting at $25 will go on sale on Saturday, November 1at 10 a.m. exclusively through ComcastTIX at ComcastTix.com, by phone at 1-800-298-4200, or at the Wells Fargo Center Box Office.
Royal Rumble’s main event is a battle royal, over-the-top-rope, 30-man elimination match where only one wrestler will be left standing. WWE Superstars John Cena, Bray Wyatt, Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, Kane and many more fight it out in the City of Brotherly Love for a chance to compete in the WWE World Heavyweight Championship match at WrestleMania 31.
John Cena is the face of the WWE, and one of the most decorated wrestlers in history. He has 15 reigns as World Champion, and the two-time Rumble winner is looking to become just the second superstar in history to win the Rumble three times. The 12-year veteran has also won the United States Championship, the World Tag Team Championship, and the WWE Tag Team Championship.
Roman Reigns looks to improve on last year’s record-setting Royal Rumble performance when he eliminated 12 participants in the battle royal match before finishing second, losing to Batista. He already has been a WWE Tag Team Champion, and the former NFL defensive lineman looks to be a future WWE Champion in the making.
This battle royal will be the first WWE pay–per–view event of 2015, and will also be the first Royal Rumble event ever to be streamed live on the WWE Network.
The advertisement claims Cena will be competing in the annual Royal Rumble Match. As always, the winner of the over-the-top rope elimination battle royal will earn a shot at the WWE World Heavyweight Champion at WrestleMania. Cena has won two Royal Rumble matches before, and will be vying for his third victory in the annual battle royal come January.
This would likely mean that Cena vs. Lesnar will take place at “TLC,” and that Lesnar’s appearance on the Dec. 8 edition of “Monday Night Raw” could be more than just a Slammy Award acceptance. With the “RAW” episode being the last one before “TLC,” it could mean Lesnar is scheduled to be there to finish up a build towards his third match with Cena this year.
Regardless of when the match is held, Lesnar is expected to be victorious and continue pushing towards WrestleMania 31 as WWE’s champion.
My question would then be, will a championship match be featured at the “Royal Rumble,” or will the event be solely based around a huge 40-man battle royal?