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The Rocky 3 approach

So let's say that the Lesnar/Cena program is indeed building to Cena Never Giving Up and defeating Brock at Night of Champions. While it wouldn't exactly surprise me, it seems ridiculous that they would spend nine months building Brock up as an unstoppable monster just to give him a one-month title reign where he loses in his first title defense. Would the WWE really go to all this trouble just to run yet another Cena-redemption story line, especially one where Cena's fall from grace only lasted a month? Could Lesnar survive this scenario with any of his heat intact? And is there any chance he just takes the title hostage, as some speculate?

​There's always a chance, but I'm getting a real bad vibe from the buildup so far.  That being said, I fully expect Cena's next big program to be Rusev, although that might not be until Wrestlemania, so it's always possible that Rusev costs him the match to start the build.  Or maybe something in the middle, like Cesaro remembering he was a Heyman guy and costing Cena the title to occupy him for a few PPVs.  They're so thin on top that it's hard to find anyone that could legitimately hang with Cena in that position for the number of shows needed to justify it.  If Bad News was around they could try him there (Him making a smartass remark at gorilla when Cena was returning from the Brock match would have been awesome) or maybe turn Sheamus and run with him for a few shows.  Actually, that would work great because it would elevate the US title to the Cena level, and then Cena could represent the US as champion and feud with Rusev over that belt.  ​