John Cena’s record-tying 16th championship reign lasted all of two weeks, as we reported it would the day after his historic victory over AJ Styles at the Royal Rumble. Cena wasn’t always in line to face Styles inside the Alamodome, as that spot was originally reserved for the Undertaker. The Deadman, who wasn’t able to compete in a full-length singles match yet, would have then gone on to face John Cena at WrestleMania, but all of those plans have since been scrapped.
It’s certainly interesting to consider WWE’s decision to put Cena over in the championship match at the Royal Rumble if he was only going to drop it two weeks later at the Elimination Chamber. By downplaying the significance of John’s victory, it provided clues that his reign would not last long.
Published at Tue, 14 Feb 2017 17:41:49 +0000