John Cena's Upcoming Raw Absence Indicative Of Battleground Booking?

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John Cena is not scheduled for next week's episode of Monday Night Raw in Miami, Florida and some are wondering if that means he'll drop the title in Sunday's WWE Battleground Main Event.

Cena will be away filming his role for the upcoming American comedy film directed by Judd Apatow called “Trainwreck." Monday isn't the only date he'll be unavailable as he's also off the August 4th Raw in Austin, TX and the company's upcoming tour of Australia. However, he's 100% confirmed in the SummerSlam main event against Brock Lesnar. The only question is if that match will be for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.

While plans to do Cena vs. Lesnar at SummerSlam had been heavily rumored, they were leaked out in Batista fashion in June when Amazon.com used a promotional poster featuring the bout as a placeholder for the upcoming Blu-Ray/DVD of the pay-per-view. WWE has since sent out a commercial promoting the match and used the poster in the latest issue of WWE Magazine:

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While the creative outcome of Sunday's Fatal 4-Way match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship is unknown, Cena is heavily favored to retain. The latest international betting odds (as of Saturday afternoon) have Cena a 75% favorite to go over, next to Roman Reigns (18.75%) and Kane (6.25%). Randy Orton isn't listed as of press time.

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