WWE Rumors: 'SummerSlam 2017' Plans For John Cena Revealed

WWE Rumors: 'SummerSlam 2017' Plans For John Cena Revealed

Shinsuke Nakamura defeated Cena clean in a No.1 contender match for the blue brand's top title Tuesday night. This will be Nakamura's first shot for the WWE Championship.

Advertised as the "Dream match" by SmackDown Live General Manager Daniel Bryan last week, the match was a tad underwhelming but surely had its moments that would make the wrestling fans appreciate the two stars. However, the Cena and Corbin segment could have also been a one-off, intended mainly to give viewers a reason to tune into 205 Live after SmackDown Live.

With the victor promised a WWE Championship opportunity against Jinder Mahal at Summerslam later this month, fans were curious as to who would win.

All of this started last night on the SmackDown Live episode when AJ Styles was defending his United States title against the challenger Kevin Owens.

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Every time Kevin Owens and AJ Styles get in the ring together there's controversy. It was expected to result in a John Cena vs. Baron Corbin Match as reported by Cageside Seats. Cena and Nakamura were just told they'd have a match, and so they had one. A chance at Nakamura winning the title is much more enticing. Nakamura's charismatic personality and strong style skill set made him an instant hit with fans in the US and he was promoted to the WWE SmackDown Live roster in April. Seemingly blinded, the referee still counted to three and declared Styles the victor despite Owens having his shoulder up. Here's all the action that went down as the Summerslam match card began to heat up.

During the championship match scheduled for this week, referee Mike Chioda got knocked down and seemingly had an eye issue.

A tag team match put the SMACKDOWN Women's Champion, Naomi, against number-one contender Natalya and the Money in the Bank holder, Carmella. The early exchanges with Cena's "you can't see me" and Nakamura's oddball rope break and his own sign that he could see Cena was good fun.

Other WWE superstars expected to be in Cleveland on Tuesday night include Randy Orton, Charlotte, Becky Lynch, Dolph Ziggler, Sami Zayn, Rusev and the reigning Mr. Money in the Bank contract victor, Baron Corbin. His rivalry with Randy Orton was, to put it lightly, a disappointment.

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