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The United States Champion continues to prove to be a fighting champion, defeating Rusev at Extreme Rules in a Russian Chain Match. Unfortunately, Cena’s victory only seems to have infuriated Rusev more, who now has challenged the titleholder to an “I Quit” Match at WWE Payback.
WWE Circle of Champion Photos
U.S. Champion John Cena granted 19-year-old, Tyler’s wish before Monday Night RAW was taped in Green Bay, Wisconsin. We’ve uploaded 10 exclusive photos to our gallery for your viewing pleasure.
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Rusev crashed John Cena’s U.S. Championship Open Challenge
For the second week in a row, Heath Slater has been denied his U.S. Title Match against John Cena and for that, America weeps. Not that Rusev cares much about appeasing Old Glory; in fact, he torpedoed John Cena’s latest open-challenge defense of the U.S. Title by taking out would-be challenger Slater. The Super Athlete didn’t throw his hat into the ring, however. Instead he took hold of the mic to forecast the imminent end of Cena’s reign — a stint that has handed The Fist of Russia his sole pair of decisive defeats — in their “I Quit” Match at Payback.
Will Rusev make Cena say “I quit”?
In WWE’s first televised Russian Chain Match, John Cena valiantly defeated Rusev to defend the United States Championship, earning his second straight victory over The Super Athlete and continuing his impressive reign with the star-spangled title.
Rusev was furious in defeat, lambasting Lana who, after acknowledging Chicago’s raucous “We want Lana” chants, was ejected from the arena by The Hero of the Russian Federation. Following Rusev’s rant, Lana met with The Authority, securing Rusev an “I Quit” Match against Cena at WWE Payback on Sunday, May 17.
How will Rusev prepare to give his Cena his first “I Quit” Match defeat? Does Lana have as-yet-revealed motives? We’ll learn more about what lies ahead for Cena and Rusev tonight.