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WWE SummerSlam 2014: Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena preview

According to an Aug, 16 report from Cageside Seats, the hotly-anticipated brawl between Brock Lesnar and John Cena is set to go down on Aug. 17 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Lesnar and Cena collide in the main event of WWE SummerSlam 2014, in a match that is being billed as the biggest fight of the summer.

John Cena collides with Brock Lesnar in the main event of WWE SummerSlam 2014
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Lesnar and Cena have squared off just a handful of times over the past decade, and just a few times in singles matches on pay-per-view cards. Lesnar, a former UFC champion, is currently the WWE's top heel, while Cena is the promotion's most popular babyface. That said, Lesnar vs. Cena is a must-watch for casual and hardcore fans alike. Will their WWE SummerSlam 2014 bout live up to the hype? Time will tell, but both men always come to fight.

Lesnar and Cena are both physically gifted. Lesnar has the speed and power to beat anyone on the WWE roster, while Cena is best-known for his heart. Cena will probably catch a massive beating at the hands of Lesnar, but he's not going to give up without pouring his heart and soul into the match. Here's the thing: Lesnar heads into WWE SummerSlam 2014 with a significant size advantage.

The question is how how he'll be able to use it to his advantage. Here's the thing: Cena competes at just about every WWE house show, so he has plenty of wear on his body at the tender age of 37. He might not have much gas left in the tank as far as competing at the top level of pro wrestling.

There's going to come a time when Roman Reigns takes over as the WWE's top babyface, and the transition phase might start at WWE SummerSlam 2014. Reigns is expected to win his match against Randy Orton, so the plan might just be for Cena to drop the heavyweight belt to Lesnar. That would set up a match between Lesnar and Reigns at Wrestlemania 31.

The WWE could also script it for Cena to reign supreme, only to drop the belt later to another WWE heel character. The only way for fans to find out is to tune in to WWE SummerSlam, on pay-per-view or the WWE Network. WWE SummerSlam 2014 opens at 7:30 p.m. with a kick-off show on the WWE Network, followed by the main card at 8 p.m.

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