The main event of SummerSlam WWE is working towards has reportedly been confirmed with the company said to be planning a WrestleMania-sized card for the event being held in Las Vegas.
Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer had previously reported in his newsletter that rumours were swirling around WWE that Roman Reigns could defend his WWE Universal Title against Cena at August’s SummerSlam. According to Meltzer, stories are circulating that WWE has a main event and a guest host that would make SummerSlam ‘stadium-worthy.’ The rumoured planned host of ‘The Biggest Party Of The Summer’ is slated to be rap megastar Cardi B.
Meltzer had also noted that Cena had been in talks with the company to appear on the 16th of July episode of SmackDown emanating from Houston. That show will be the first back on the road for the company that hasn’t left Florida since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
Now Jon Alba has followed up on WrestleVotes post on social media seeming to confirm that the plans for Cena vs. Reigns in the main event are true. WrestleVotes quoted a source saying “all resources are being tapped into” to make SummerSlam this year’s WrestleMania after only 25,000 fans could attend each night of ‘The Show Of Shows’ due to social distancing restrictions.
According to Alba, John Cena’s schedule begins to clear up around the beginning of July. That would allow the sixteen-time champion of the world to restart for WWE in time for their first shows in Texas leading up to SummerSlam. If the planned main event comes off and Cena wins he will then break Ric Flair’s record for most world title reigns in history, although the ‘Reigns-ing’ and defending champion ‘The Tribal Chief’ Roman Reigns is sure to have a say in that.
John Cena and Roman Reigns did face off one on one at No Mercy 2017 in a match Meltzer says was designed to pass the torch from Cena to Reigns. This was during the era WWE was having difficulty in finding ways to present Reigns that would endear him to fans. Since Reigns’ return at SummerSlam 2020, Reigns has not had the same concern about fan support as ‘The Tribal Chief’ aligned himself with Paul Heyman.