John Cena has feuded with many of the current top Superstars in WWE in Sheamus, Randy Orton, Brock Lesnar, CM Punk, Dolph Ziggler and the list goes on. One likely reason why Ryback was made Cena’s current foe is because the big man is a fresh feud for the WWE Champion.
If John Cena is successful on Sunday at WWE Extreme Rules 2013 against Ryback, WWE will need to find more fresh challengers for Cena. Perhaps, these Superstars have had matches with Cena in the past. However, no one would consider Cena to have a full-fledged feud with him. Four Superstars who would accomplish this are Damien Sandow, Antonio Cesaro, Fandango and Mark Henry.
The Intellectual Savior of the Masses is nowhere near the main event scene, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t deserve to be there. Sandow has been booked poorly lately, losing matches to Randy Orton and Kofi Kingston among others.
At the same time, his pre-match promos have been some of the most entertaining parts of WWE TV. In fact, Sandow’s mic work has consistently been great since he debuted the character. Sandow effectively gains heat from fans and uses an old school approach as a heel.
A feud between Sandow and Cena would certainly provide WWE fans with some extraordinary promos and matches to talk about. First, WWE needs to push Sandow though. Maybe a Money in the Bank win is in his future?
Unlike Sandow, Antonio Cesaro has impressed WWE fans in the ring much more than on the microphone. However, Cesaro does have some similarities with Sandow in terms of how they are booked by WWE. Cesaro has also been losing the majority of his matches. These matches have been against some of the same Superstars as Sandow too.
Unfortunately for Cesaro, WWE management doesn’t appear to be behind the former United States Champion. Recent reports indicated that some officials find him boring. While Cesaro has room for improvement, boring is too vague of an adjective to use.
If Cesaro can improve on the mic to match his impressive in-ring abilities, a feud with John Cena would not be out of the question.
The heel dancing machine Fandango may still be on the rise and a feud with John Cena could be in his future. Fandango began a revolution with his new character that took off thanks in part to the New Jersey crowd (myself included) the night after WrestleMania on Raw.
That same night, John Cena played along with the crowd and did some of his own dancing to Fandango’s entrance music.
While it would be more realistic to see Fandango aim towards a midcard title, it doesn’t seem likely at this point. Wade Barrett is a young heel holding the Intercontinental title, while Dean Ambrose seems to have been chosen to become the next United States champion.
Regardless, Fandango would be a fresh feud for Cena and someone who WWE management may see as a top star in the future.
The World’s Strongest Man has been quite dominant since returning from injury at the beginning of 2013 and has even crossed paths with John Cena.
On that same Raw the night after WrestleMania 29, Cena squared off against Henry in the final match of the night. Ryback saved Cena from Henry’s post-match attack only to turn on the WWE Champion himself.
Although, Cena and Ryback continued their feud with one another, it would have been a logical choice to include Henry in the feud as well. After all, Henry did defeat Ryback at WrestleMania 29.
While Cena and Henry are both seasoned veterans in WWE, they never had an extensive feud with one another. Henry has been booked an unstoppable monster for a couple of years now and deserves one more world title run.
Who do you think John Cena should feud with after Ryback? What are your thoughts on these proposed fresh feuds for the WWE Champion? Please share your thoughts in the comment section below.
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