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WWE news: Night of Champions to feature Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena rematch

According to an Aug. 19 post from Bleacher Report, WWE Heavyweight Champion, Brock Lesnar, has been booked for a rematch with 15-time champ John Cena. Lesnar, 37, will collide with Cena on Sept. 21 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, in the main event of the Night of Champions pay-per-view spectacular.

WWE champ Brock Lesnar battles John Cena at Night of Champions
WWE champ Brock Lesnar battles John Cena at Night of Champions
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The Sept. 21 pay-per-view will be the eighth annual Night of Champions event put on by the WWE, and its expected to be the best one in promotion history. Lesnar vs. Cena is the only match officially confirmed for the Night of Champions pay-per-view, but there's a strong possibility Sheamus will take on Cesaro for the United States title at the event.

Lesnar and Cena put on an incredible match last week at SummerSlam, so the WWE was quick to sign up both men for a rematch. At SummerSlam, Lesnar absolutely ravaged Cena, earning a finish after approximately 12 minutes of action. It was a one-sided affair that saw Lesnar landing 16 German suplexes and an F-5 finisher in the opening minute of action.

Their rematch is expected to be a high-level affair. It's not clear how the WWE will script the rematch to work out. Since Lesnar is expected to battle Roman Reigns in a championship match at Wrestlemania 31, it's unlikely Cena will be scripted to win. Elsewhere on the Night of Champions card, Bray Wyatt is slated to rematch Chris Jericho for the third pay-per-view in a row.

The match is slated to be Jericho's last match in the WWE for a while, as he'll be going back to tour with his band. Also on the Night of Champions bill, Paige is being looked at to rematch AJ Lee. Paige, the current WWE Divas champ, pinned AJ Lee at SummerSlam, but their feud will continue next month at Night of Champions.

The WWE is expected to use the upcoming episodes of Monday Night Raw and SmackDown to hype up the Night of Champions feuds. More match announcements are expected for Night of Champions in the days and weeks ahead. Fans should stay tuned to the WWE website for more details on the show.