John Cena vs. Kane has been one of the most compelling storylines in recent months (I say compelling, not logical), mainly because of the consequences it might bring about—a heel turn that could change the company and our attitude towards Cena.
Right now, they've done well to smother Super Cena under Kane's mighty power (or just his mighty glove) and hopefully it will continue at the Royal Rumble match. Kane is back to being inhuman—disappearing into shadows, living in The People's Court and conjuring up fire.
John Cena, an unlucky mortal, has only his integrity with him. Kane doesn't want to beat Cena up, or even hurt him. He wants to make him one of his own—a monster who thrives on hate.
WWE have done Kane's part so well that if Cena had spit-bombed his way into asking Rock's help in destroying Kane, it would have made for a much more believable Survivor Series main event. Kane has that much momentum.
Or Awesome Truth had that little momentum.
Royal Rumble, being full of surprises brings with it the Undertaker. The Phenom is arguably one of the biggest and most respected stars in the company and among the fans—what he says and what he believes will be taken seriously.
The Undertaker also, is the exact opposite of Kane, kayfabe brothers or not. He isn't a lovey-dovey ol' babyface, but throughout their careers they've been built up as formidable arch-rivals.
A face Undertaker however doesn't embrace hate—he rises above it.
Two of the biggest entities in the current roster will attempt to sway Cena towards good or evil. They have time until the Elimination Chamber to do so. Not only does it add so much to the feud, it also sows the seeds for a Undertaker VS Kane at Wrestlemania 28, which I believe is a fitting end to both careers.
Better yet, it would leave Cena torn between the two. If you integrate Undertake and Kane into Cena's potential heel turn, you add so much depth. And so much more entertainment.
Apart from the possibility of a Kane-Undertaker match at WM, this also allows WWE to end this storyline without turning Cena heel and making him rise above it, which might have been the original plan all along because WWE likes stars who make million for them.
"There's some good in this world Mr. Frodo... and it's worth fighting for."
Yes, Cena will fight for that good.
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