Dark-Horse Candidates to Challenge John Cena for World Heavyweight Championship

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Dark-Horse Candidates to Challenge John Cena for World Heavyweight Championship
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In terms of John Cena's latest World Heavyweight Championship reign, the more barbarians charging the gate, the better.

It's clear that Alberto Del Rio is getting a rematch with Cena and that Damien Sandow, despite failing to successfully cash in his Money in the Bank contract, will be a major player in the world title scene. Beyond those two, who else on the WWE roster would make a worthy challenger?

Two currently inactive Superstars, a monster on the rise and a former Cena rival, comprise the list of potential dark-horse candidates.

Factoring in what makes them more of a long shot than Del Rio and Sandow, such as injuries or inexperience, here's a look at five Superstars who would make compelling foes for Cena.

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