If you've heard the original plan for SummerSlam was for Daniel Bryan to defend the WWE World Heavyweight Championship against Brock Lesnar, you've heard wrong. As we reported here on WrestlingNewsWorld.com, the original plan was for Bryan to defend the belt against Bray Wyatt.
With WWE still not knowing when Bryan will be back, there has been consideration for Lesnar vs. Cena, just as we have reported on numerous occasions.
However, that doesn't mean that Cena is guaranteed to walk out as the sole winner at Money in the Bank on Sunday. Directly off the heels of my Ask WNW argument that WWE can't split the titles, there's talk of having Cena grab one title and Wyatt grab the other. This leading into another unification bout at WWE Battleground in Tampa next month.
While Vince McMahon is receiving a lot of criticism for constantly changing his mind about pretty much everything, Daniel Bryan's questionable status makes it hard to carve out a plan in the first place. His week to week reversals on things are taking a toll on everyone in creative and were the main source of Jay Gibson's frustrations. (Gibson was recently let go amidst the recent line of cuts.)
Since WWE found out Bryan was unavailable for Money in the Bank on Sunday, Vince has had ideas for Roman Reigns to win the title, then Wyatt, then Cena, then Wyatt and Cena. By Sunday it could be back to Reigns. One source described it as "madness."
Lesnar vs. Cesaro is still in the cards at some point this year, just not as soon as talked about before Bryan's injury.
As for Reigns vs. Triple H at SummerSlam, that could still happen. Although Hunter may decide not to wrestle on the show and Reigns vs. Randy Orton is the backup plan if that's the case.