The WWE Title picture cleared up almost immediately after WWE Champion Jinder Mahal demanded to know his SummerSlam opponent for The Biggest Event of Summer. First, John Cena eagerly made his way onto the stage to exchange heated words with The Modern-Day Maharaja. The Leader of the Cenation said he respected Mahal for getting himself into the best shape of his life and for being passionate about holding the WWE Championship before challenging him for the title at SummerSlam.
SmackDown LIVE General Manager Daniel Bryan then hit the scene and acknowledged that the 16-time World Champion was deserving of a title match. However, Bryan also reminded Cena and the WWE Universe that opportunities have to be earned on SmackDown LIVE, even if your name is John Cena. With that in mind, the “Yes!” Man declared that next week, Cena would face off with Shinsuke Nakamura in a first-time-ever dream match, and the winner would go on to face Mahal for the WWE Championship at SummerSlam!
Who will prevail in a match we never thought we’d see: Cena or Nakamura? Find out next week on SmackDown LIVE!