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From a pure storyline perspective, it would be a mistake for WWE to book anything other than Daniel Bryan winning the title from John Cena clean.
This entire feud is centered around the anticipation and speculation of Bryan walking out of this match as the champion and it will upset a lot of fans if that outcome doesn't happen.
Will it also cause people to scoff and claim that it was obvious and predictable? Sure. But that's a better option than pure disappointment.
As much as some people want to ignore it, Cena is clearly viewed differently by a large percentage of the audience. If their darling, Bryan, is robbed of his spotlight, it will just deepen their disgust of Cena.
In fact, even if Bryan wins but does so in a cheap way, it will still have this effect.
If WWE wants to avoid annoying Bryan's fans, they will have to end this match with Cena tapping out or getting pinned and nothing else.
There can be no screwjob involving the McMahon family or interference from anyone that helps Bryan in any way.
No referee bump or distraction can take place that prevents Cena from getting a victory before Bryan gets his.
John Cena cannot get attacked beforehand and come into the match injured.
Any disqualifications or count-out victories will be written in history as disappointing as well.
By no means is Bryan guaranteed to win, but with his popularity being so high and the way this event has been marketed so far, anything short of a Bryan clean victory risks being a mistake.
Cena has nothing to gain by winning this match and Bryan has everything to lose if he doesn't.