Why John Cena vs Roman Reigns should have been saved for WrestleMania
A dream match for this generation will be taking place at WWE No Mercy on September 24 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. However, WWE has decided to give this match away at one of the company’s B-level PPV’s instead, which is absolute nonsense. The match will be highly anticipated, but the timing of this match couldn’t have happened at a worse time. The No Mercy PPV already has Brock Lesnar defending his Universal Championship against Braun Strowman, which is arguably just as big. Having two WrestleMania worthy matches on a B-level PPV makes no sense.
A big reason why the John Cena and Roman Reigns match should have been saved for another PPV, is due to Brock Lesnar potentially defending the Universal Championship for the last time until the Royal Rumble PPV in January. This will be a disaster for WWE for the reminder of the year as the marquee matches for the Raw brand would have already occurred on this PPV.
The reason for this match taking place is due to John Cena taking more time off from WWE to film the Transformers spinoff movie “Bumblebee”. WWE is putting all their eggs in one basket for this PPV by having two WrestleMania main-event worthy matches occur on a non-big four PPV. The shoot style promos that John Cena and Roman Reigns have been cutting on one another has been really entertaining to watch in the past few weeks, to make their match to feel like an even bigger deal. But could you imagine how much anticipation there could have been if the match was saved for WrestleMania. More fans would be into this feud if it was saved for WrestleMania, and that means more money for WWE.
WWE obviously doesn’t see John Cena being involved on WWE TV soon, leading to WWE rushing into a match between the two for the No Mercy PPV. Even if John Cena is around for WrestleMania season, WWE is wasting a golden opportunity to make a lot of money on this feud. Their storyline has been outstanding heading into this PPV, and the match will deliver. However, I am very disappointed about WWE not waiting until WrestleMania to do this match, because it makes sense as a fan’s perspective and from a business standpoint as well. Nonetheless, the rivalry between has been done very well. No doubt the match between the two biggest names in the WWE will be a match that will have the fans talking, just not as much as you think it could have been.