With CM Punk set to defend his WWE Championship against Ryback at TLC (Tables, Ladders and Chairs match) and then against The Rock at Royal Rumble, John Cena doesn't appear to figure into the WWE title plans in the near future. If I had my way, though, his drought without the belt would stretch well beyond the road to WrestleMania.
Cena has not held the WWE Championship since dropping it at Hell in a Cell last year and while he has been in the title hunt many times over the past several months, there is no real reason for him to regain the strap.
Things have felt fresh in the WWE over the past year despite the fact that the WWE Championship hasn't changed once, and that says a lot.
With all of that said, Cena is still the unquestioned top guy in the company and Vince McMahon can't put the title on him at any time if he feels it's necessary.
Some fans tend to exaggerate the WWE's issues and like to claim that poor ratings will cripple the company, but things are just fine and there's no reason to transition the belt to Cena based on panic.
Here are the top seven reasons why the leader of the Cenation should continue to be without championship gold for the foreseeable future.