Staff predictions for Summerslam: John Cena vs. Daniel Bryan
Aug 18, 2013 - by Steve Gerweck
The only thing I’m pretty sure about in this match is that it will not feature only these two. I expect some kind of interference towards the end of the match against one or both guys. Again, I’m flipping a coin, because it could go either way.
WINNER: John Cena
Timing is everything and Daniel Bryan is red hot right now. Cena
doesn’t need to be champion, but it is the last piece of the puzzle
that will make Bryan a true main eventer. Bryan will make John Cena
pass out with the NO Lock. That way, Bryan gets the win, but Cena
saves face because he wasn’t pinned or submitted. The party will be
short lived as Randy Orton will cash in the briefcase the following
night on Raw and will stand side by side with a newly turned heel HHH.
Daniel Bryan defeats WWE Champion: John Cena – I think a lot of people believe Daniel Bryan is going to win and then Randy Orton is going to cash-in the briefcase and win the title from Daniel Bryan. And hey, it may just happen. But I still think Daniel Bryan will win.
Rumor has it that John Cena needs immediate elbow surgery. Does that mean he will lose this match? Not at all. He could very well defeat Bryan, only to have Randy Orton cash in right after and win the title. Would I like to see Orton cash in on Cena? No. Would I like to see Orton cash in on Bryan? Of course not. Orton shouldn’t be the holder of the briefcase, nor anywhere near the title picture, but I digress. Hopefully the Vince McMahon/Triple H involvement in this story will end after SummerSlam, but I seriously doubt it. In the end, Bryan will make Cena tap out (yes, I’m saying Cena will tap out) to the Yes Lock, due to Cena’s elbow.
Prediction: Daniel Bryan
Bryan over Cena