WWE SummerSlam 2018 Match Card Doesn’t Need John Cena to Be Great

WWE SummerSlam sans John Cena can still be a spectacle.Credit: WWE.com WWE SummerSlam 2018 is still numerous weeks out, yet the nearly total card looks strong on paper regardless of being John Cena-less for the first time in over a decade.Similar to how The Undertaker has actually long been synonymous with WrestleMania, Cena has played an important function in the success of SummerSlam since 2004. He has actually competed in many classics at the occasion versus the similarity CM Punk, Daniel Bryan and Batista, and he has helped put over a myriad of opponents.Cena’s streak of solid SummerSlam getaways ended last year when he encountered Baron Corbin in a car. In spite of emerging triumphant on that night, it appeared the veteran’s existence on the pay-per-view was not needed.The exact same could have been stated about WrestleMania 34, which was

already stockpiled with star power by the time the 41-year-old began lobbying for a match with Undertaker. As prepared for as that outing was by fans who had actually wanted nothing more than to see them take on for a number of years, it wasn’t ensured to be great.Sure enough, Cena vs. Undertaker wasn’t formally announced till minutes before it in fact took place. The matchup itself lasted all 2 minutes, with Undertaker making brief work of the 16-time world champ in the most uneven loss in The Champ’s career.Of course, Cena rebounded by beating Triple H in an amusing affair at the Greatest Royal Rumble later on in April, but his character presently has zero motivation to return in time for SummerSlam on August 19. Presuming Cena was going to be back for SummerSlam, there aren’t too lots of wrestlers he might reasonably deal with and have a marquee match with. The majority of Raw and SmackDown

Live’s top stars are locked up in other programs, and a rematch with Undertaker would just feel rushed.That isn’t to say Cena doesn’t have a handful of fresh fights awaiting him when he resurfaces, though. Samoa Joe would be an appealing challenger for him as well as Braun Strowman, however both have actually matches set in stone for SummerSlam.As WWE’s second biggest show of the year behind WrestleMania, SummerSlam has generally included every significant name under contract who isn’t hurt. This year the rest of the lineup can make up for Cena not completing at the occasion and it will still handle to exceed expectations.Despite the develop being lackluster(at least on the Raw side), this year’s loaded lineup for SummerSlam is absolutely nothing to scoff at. Given, Brock Lesnar versus Roman Reigns is absolutely nothing new, but the possibility of a Deposit cash-in from Strowman will keep fans intrigued.Plus, AJ Styles defending his WWE Championship versus Samoa Joe is bound to be excellent, while Daniel Bryan versus The Miz has been years in the making. Almost every active champion between both brands (as well as 205 Live )will be up for grabs as well, so an attraction match

featuring Cena isn’t really required for SummerSlam 2018. Even at five hours in length(if not longer ), SummerSlam has no room for Cena, leaving an in-ring return up in the air for the time being.Graham Mirmina, aka Graham”GSM”Matthews, is an Endicott College alumnus and ambitious reporter.

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