Dean Ambrose got his wish in facing AJ Styles in an attempt to regain the WWE World Title he lost at Backlash. The only problem is the former champ is not the only taking aim at the new face that runs the place. Enter John Cena in what could be a historical night in October.
Based on booking and the sudden insertion of Cena in the feud between Styles and Ambrose – which was Cena’s fight at SummerSlam – it looks like WWE wants to flirt with history a bit. If Cena wins in the Triple Threat Match, it would give him 16 world titles, tying Ric Flair for the more of any champion of all time.
We all know what will most likely happen, which also leaves Ambrose on the outside looking in. Booking Smackdown Live superstars is somewhat of a challenge since the roster isn’t top heavy and based more on the future than anything else.
Ambrose has held the title longer than most of us expected, which speaks well about his popularity and how he has been able to retain the belt while his former Shield mates, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns, are still searching to regain the strap.
After No Mercy and the dust has cleared and Cena or Styles stands atop the mountain raising the gold, what happens to the Lunatic Fringe? How does WWE book him moving forward? Is there another title run in his future? Here are five booking options moving forward.