5 Better Options for John Cena at WWE WrestleMania 34 Than The Undertaker
John Cena has been making a big deal out of trying to get a match at WrestleMania 34, and the storyline has spawned a lot of speculation about who he will end up facing.
He proposed a match with The Undertaker but said he was told by management it would be impossible, so he went to SmackDown to find a new path.
He is now part of the Six-Pack Challenge at Fastlane for the WWE Championship on March 11. If he wins, he will defend the title against Shinsuke Nakamura at WrestleMania.
WWE has been building toward a showdown between Nakamura and AJ Styles ever since The Rock Star won the Royal Rumble, so Cena's odds of leaving Fastlane with the belt don't look good.
This means he still doesn't have a clear opponent for the biggest pay-per-view of the year. This article will look at five potential rivals for Cena to battle at WrestleMania 34 on April 8.
If there was ever a time to capitalize off of the popularity of the Rusev Day movement, it's now.
The Bulgarian Brute has become one of the most popular stars on SmackDown thanks to his partnership with Aiden English and getting the chance to show off the comedic side of his personality.
Fans have started chanting "Rusev Day" during matches he isn't even involved in, and he is getting one of the biggest pops every time he makes his entrance despite being a heel.
WWE had Cena defeat Rusev for the United States Championship at WrestleMania 31. It was a mistake to have The Champ be the one to hand him his first defeat, but it's not too late to make up for it.
Having Rusev gain a clean win over Cena at the biggest show of the year would put him back on the right path, and it would put two talented competitors together for what would likely be an awesome match.
Cena and Finn Balor have only had one singles match together, and it happened on an episode of Raw. These two deserve a big PPV showdown.
It's hard to believe, but Cena has entered the grizzled-veteran phase of his career. He has been in the business for almost 20 years, with 18 of those spent working for WWE.
He is beginning to focus on putting other Superstars over instead of trying to keep himself at the top. His status as a top star means a clean win over him is more valuable than several squash victories.
Balor is in need of a major victory to put himself back in the hunt for the universal title. Beating Cena at WrestleMania would thrust him back into the main event scene immediately.
The Miz has been one of the most entertaining and reliable performers for the past several years, but he has only been booked at the level he deserves for the past year.
The A-Lister reached the top of the mountain when he faced Cena at WrestleMania 27. Unfortunately, he spent the next few years being overshadowed by an influx of new talent.
He kept working hard. Now he is one of the greatest intercontinental champions of all time, but he deserves more.
The Miz and Cena were the perfect rivals because they brought out the best in each other. They have completely different personalities, but they are more similar than some may realize.
Both men have starred in several movies, they both have wives who are in the business and they are both homegrown talents.
Their mixed tag match at last year's Mania was more about Cena proposing to Nikki Bella than it was about the match itself. It's time they had another singles bout to reignite their feud.
WrestleMania should have the biggest and best matches of the year, and one way to ensure that happens is to pair the best people together.
Cena has earned the nickname "Big Match John" from JBL after delivering so many show-stealing performances over the years.
He needs to be in the ring with someone who can not only perform at his level but also bring Cena to new heights. One man who fits the bill is Seth Rollins.
The Kingslayer and Cena have had some great confrontations over the years, but they have never fought one-on-one at WrestleMania.
The great thing about this match is they don't even need a title to fight over. Their abilities as wrestlers is enough to make any fan want to see them clash.
John Cena and Ronda Rousey vs. Triple H and Stephanie McMahon
If Ronda Rousey ends up in a mixed tag match with Triple H and Stephanie McMahon at WrestleMania, the obvious choice for her partner would be Kurt Angle.
However, WWE may have something different in mind for Angle, especially if the plan is to continue his storyline with Jason Jordan once he returns from injury.
If that is the case, Rousey needs another partner who can give The Game a run for his money, and there is no better choice than Cena.
Rousey and Cena were two of the biggest stars in the world in two different sports at the same time. Frankly, it's shocking WWE didn't pair them together right away.
Even with all her skills, Rousey won't be the best wrestler in her first match. She needs someone reliable who can mask her shortcomings while helping her look as good as possible. Cena can be that guy for her.
Unless Cena wins the WWE title at Fastlane, he still doesn't have a clear opponent for WrestleMania 34. Who would you like to see him face at the biggest show of the year?