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Re: WWE Champion Randy Orton vs. World Heavyweight Champion John Cena - TLC MATCH
I think you guys are all being far too negative. If you remember when Jericho unified the titles in 2001, it was only a month's buildup, so the length of time won't be a factor.
As for the competitors in the match, it's only fair that it be Cena and Orton. These guys are still very much the present top stars of the company, regardless of what the Bryan and Punk marks would have you believe. If anyone was going to face off in a unification match, it should be the two who have dominated the year. Punk hasn't been champion since January, while Bryan didn't have a title reign go past 24 hours. Cena was WWE Champion for five months, while Orton has been WWE Champion on and off since Summerslam. These two had the most successful year in kayfabe, so they have earned the right to be in the match.
In regards to the result, I'm still convinced that Cena will put Orton over on two straight PPV's at TLC and the Royal Rumble, with interference of course. If you look at the buildup over the last few weeks, the focus has been on Orton, rather than the McMahons. They are clearly establishing him as more than a lackey, which is why he is being put into these "against the odds" scenarios that the faces normally face. This reeks of Jericho in 2001-02, when they had Austin and Rock job to him on consecutive PPV's to build him up for WrestleMania.
Plus, you have to look at their history. Cena came out on top in their last feud in 2009, so it is Orton's turn to go over. CM Punk is the only top star yet to feud with the Authority, so expect him to challenge Orton at WrestleMania. As for Cena, he will either face Triple H or challenge Undertaker's streak, preferably the latter.
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