As previously noted, prior to the injury to Seth Rollins (Reigns was going to beat Rollins at Survivor Series), Roman Reigns vs. John Cena was scheduled as one of the key main events for WrestleMania in Dallas. There’s no word on if that meant that Roman Reigns would have been a heel or if they were just going to do a babyface vs. babyface match. I highly doubt that WWE had any plans to make John Cena the heel. They could still do Cena vs. Reigns but keep in mind that the injury to Rollins is causing WWE to reshuffle their WrestleMania plans so that could mean that Cena will be given a different opponent.
The goal was to establish Reigns as the top star going forward. Of course, that was also the plan for last year’s WrestleMania and things didn’t worked out like they wanted. Also, keep in mind that the original plan was for The Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar but Vince McMahon made the call for them to have the blow-off match at Hell in a Cell so it’s not like Vince can go back to another Taker vs. Lesnar match. It’s unclear right now who Undertaker and Brock will be facing.
There were reports over the weekend that Cena would be facing The Undertaker. The report came from PWInsider but that report was shot down by Dave Meltzer’s sources. Everything should be clear by January when they start building towards the Royal Rumble but the one match that does make sense is Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar with the storyline being that we still don’t know who would have won because of Rollins cashing in at WrestleMania 31.
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