WWE: What Mountain Is Left for John Cena to Climb?

Giulio RomanoCorrespondent IIJune 22, 2012

John Cena alias Captain WWE. Image by Hot Famous Celebrities
John Cena alias Captain WWE. Image by Hot Famous Celebrities

The WWE has come a long way since its birth in 1952.

It has revolutionized the professional wrestling industry and has broken down many walls.

With Vince McMahon father and later son at the helm, there haven't been many things left to the imagination as this company has a knack to bring enchantment to life.

The one true WWE trademark over the years has been and will always be the "Top Star," the one to carry the business on his shoulders and keep on making it a success. 

There was once Bruno Sammartino, the living legend, who reigned supreme for a total of 12 years (give or take) and is still a name spoken with utmost respect. Then, along came "Hulkamania" whose lord and master, Hulk Hogan, single-handedly dominated wrestling altogether for decades.

With him came the big 80s boom, the WrestleMania III attendance record, t-shirts galore, banners, patriotism, saying your prayers, eating your vitamins, etc. The man ruled the world and accomplished everything there was to do in his glory days.

Even now, amidst several controversies, the man is a legend in this business and no one can ever equal his contributions except maybe Stone Cold Steve Austin, who must be given credit for the new Attitude WWE experienced in the late 90s and 00s.

All this led to the revelation of a new "face" of the company. John Cena came into existence in 2002 and has since become one of the most decorated and beloved (or hated) characters of all time.

He rules the WWE, rules the pro-wrestling industry and without him who knows what kind of company all his co-workers would be working in.

As a 12-time former World Champion, John Cena has been in countless main events, headlined WrestleMania many times and has faced the best in the world at one time or another. He is still young. At 35, there could be years of career left in him provided injury or death do not come knocking.

After a while, however, one must begin to wonder. What is left for him to do? He's done it all...or has he?

With his match versus Brock Lesnar at Extreme Rules behind him, John Cena is caught in some sort of neutral zone as there isn't really a clue on where things may be headed in the future.

Another WWE championship reign does not seem likely at this point as CM Punk is doing quite well at present time. Challenging Sheamus also makes no sense and Brock Lesnar is going to fight Triple H so that ain't happening either.

Hmm...it is now a fact that he will not be fired since he won his match at No Way Out. That could have been a great way to give him time to take care of his personal issues regarding his divorce. Since it is not to be then something big must be planned for him.

SummerSlam is one of the biggest shows WWE has on its calendar and it is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Who could be big enough to face John Cena this summer?

I'd say Undertaker.

The problem is, "The Phenom" rarely makes appearances and his "thing" is "The Streak" at WrestleMania.

That, to me, is the only viable mountain left for John Cena to climb. A match at the show of shows against the timeless Undertaker. It would be even more impressive than Rock vs. Cena because let's face it, the dead man is not your average Icon.

It hasn't been done yet and to be a true Icon, Captain WWE must face the man from the dark side at Mania before one or the other hangs it all up for good.

Other than that, unless corporate officials finally decide to unify the World titles (please SOON!!) I see no real challenge for John Cena.

Give the man credit, he has accomplished incredible feats and has rallied people from all parts of the globe under one banner: "Rise Above Hate" or "Never Give Up" if you prefer.

Powerful words handed to you by none other than a powerful man.

He really is Superman!