Roman Reigns and John Cena Rivalry Heats Up

Roman Reigns and John Cena trade shots on Twitter as rumors of an eventual showdown between the two Superstars continue to build.

This past Sunday, WWE staged the latest in a multitude of pay-per-views (PPV) in the form of Battleground. Despite a flag match between John Cena and Rusev, a match that screamed of WWE begging the crowd to break into a USA chant, the fans were pretty timid for the duration of the show. What's even more worrying about that reaction is that the PPV took place in Philadelphia. Philly is renowned for being a wrestling hot bed with a rowdy crowd and Roman Reigns—who was not on the show—was quick to jump on that fact.

The Big Dog pointed out the perceived lack of interest in the SmackDown Live exclusive PPV from the in-house crowd as well as reminiscing about one of the last times he riled up a Philly crowd. Reigns won the Royal Rumble there in 2016 much to the displeasure of the Philadelphia fans and they made sure Roman knew about it. Cena, being in one of the flagship matches on Sunday's card, didn't take too kindly to his co-worker's derogatory comments.

Reigns tweeted about the quiet crowd shortly after Battleground's conclusion on Sunday night and Cena was quick to hit back. The sixteen time World Champion told Roman not to get too far ahead of himself and also added: "if U want a BigFight careful what u wish for." Roman replied in kind to Cena, telling him "If u want it, you know the way to MY Yard."

Originally, the rumors were that Roman Reigns was on a collision course with Brock Lesnar heading to WrestleMania 34. The occasional back and forth, such as this one, between The Big Dog and John Cena, however, has people thinking otherwise. Plus, Cena has recently been made a "free agent" who can participate on both Raw and SmackDown Live, and as of yet, it's unclear as to why WWE has done that. Perhaps it's so he and Reigns can have a run at each other.


It's the biggest match in WWE that's yet to happen. The man who has carried WWE on his back for over ten years up against the guy Vince McMahon is desperately trying to groom to take his place. Cena doesn't seem quite ready to hang up his baseball cap and jean shorts quite yet though, and the likelihood is that if it's up to Big Match John, he won't be wrestling Reigns until he's on his way out the door.

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