Rusev won his match against Big E Langston on Payback. It was a physical match and Big E Langston is the first superstar to finally give a challenge to Rusev. It was a great booking decision for the company to book Rusev as a winner because he could be a heel monster if he continue intimidating like he has doing right now. The company should not book Rusev as a loser because he will end like Brodus Clay who started as a monster heel and then he became a dancing bear. The company has tried to revising the decision but it is too late. People don’t believe in Brodus Clay monster heel acts. The question is: who will stop Rusev?
First of all, I think that the company will do a rematch with Big E Langston and Rusev. They give an outstanding match and both have very physical wrestling styles. If Big E Langston doesn’t beat Rusev then it is time to give the Hungarian brute a bigger challenge: John Cena. I know some of you will think that the idea is crazy but it is not. Right now Rusev and Lana have a gimmick of Russia against United States. I am not fan of this gimmick because wrestling and politics doesn’t match, but then it is all decision of the WWE Creative. Following Rusev and Lana gimmick of Russia vs United States the perfect candidate for that is John Cena. After all John Cena character is the most patriotic in the roster and the troops are fans of John Cena. Also John Cena has been known to help young talent rise. For example: John Cena against Nexus. John Cena was the top star of the company and Nexus was a group of rookies guide by Wade Barrett. They made John Cena miserable for several months until John Cena defeats Wade Barrett in a Last Man Standing Match. The same happened with John Cena and Bray Wyatt. John Cena helped Bray Wyatt to escalade to the next level. Right now John Cena is without opponent so that converts John Cena into the perfect one for Rusev. This could give John Cena a refresh twist in his career. People would care for Cena again because he will be representing the United States. This is like the Invasion angle thirteen years ago. The WWE roster including faces and heels make a team against the WCW and ECW and they won the match. The same will happen with John Cena. It doesn’t matter if people hate him, they will cheer for him in a Russia vs United States showdown.
In conclusion, I think this rivalry would be a smart booking decision for the WWE Creative. This rivalry would benefit both Rusev and John Cena. Rusev would become a serious threat and John Cena will become once again the hero. What do you think? Who should stop Rusev?