WWE News: John Cena vs John Laurinaitis May Continue After PPV

Gone Baby GoneContributerMay 16, 2012

Courtesy WWE.com
Courtesy WWE.com

Now, normally this wouldn't be big news.

However, there is a stipulation set for this Sunday's John Cena/John Laurinaitis match that could affect the landscape of both Raw and SmackDown.

As we all witnessed Monday night, John Cena read the following letter from the WWE Board of Directors:

Your match with Mr. Cena will be one-on-one. There will be no special guest referee. No one is allowed at ringside. The only way to win is by pinfall or submission. Any Superstar who interferes in the match will be immediately terminated...Should you, Mr. Laurinaitis, lose this match to John Cena, then you will be officially terminated.

After that revelation, it appeared we would be seeing an end to the Cena/Laurinaitis feud after the PPV. Now news is coming from wrestlinginc.com that "John Cena is scheduled to be facing Lord Tensai and John Laurinaitis in handicap matches at live events after this Sunday's pay-per-view." Which, to me, means that Laurinaitis will lose his position and somehow take up a spot on the active wrestler roster.

If that is the case, that move would not be a favorable one. It's one thing to have a top-guy hog up camera time, quite another, when a man way past his time is getting booked in matches against the face of the company.

Ultimately, this should simply be an Austin/McMahon type feud that ends with Johnny Ace taking out Super-Cena at Over the Limit. Thus, Cena would have a chance to be written off TV for a while and give him some deserved resting time. All the while, Laurinaitis would maintain his job and continue to wreak havoc in the WWE.

If my scenario were to take place, "Mr. Excitement" would have a way bigger heel presence and Cena would have time to reenergize himself and his character.

Let's face it. Fans are finicky and can't stand seeing characters become stale. Yet, they love when a star leaves and returns ready for the spotlight again.

In the end, we have no idea what will come of this and will have to see what unfolds this Sunday.