According to Pro Wrestling World, Cena had two wrestlers in mind as possible winners of the mens Elimination Chamber match.
Strowmans lack of WrestleMania dancing partner is purely circumstantial, though. Its clear that The Monster Among Men is one of Vince McMahons top priorities, but he and WWE decision makers will have to get creative to get Strowman the WrestleMania moment he deserves.
On Sunday, months and months of reports suggesting that Roman Reigns would face Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship at WrestleMania 34 were essentially confirmed, as the “Big Dog” beat six other competitors in the main event of the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view, making him the number one contender to Lesnar’s title on Monday Night Raw’s last PPV before WrestleMania. A new report, however, claims that if John Cena had his way creatively, Seth Rollins would have gone on to win the men’s Elimination Chamber match.
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Meanwhile, Braun Strowman put his name in the history books by eliminating five competitors, John Cena included, in the Elimination Chamber match, before getting pinned by eventual match winner Roman Reigns. Pro Wrestling World reported that it was Cena’s idea to make WWE’s “Monster Among Men” look dominant, though WWE’s creative team originally wanted him to eliminate Strowman. Allegedly, Cena rejected WWE’s suggestion, instead proposing that Braun could “eliminate everyone” and become another possible winner of the Elimination Chamber match. That idea, however, was reportedly nixed as well.
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So far, no other publication has corroborated Pro Wrestling World’s story about John Cena wanting either Seth Rollins or Braun Strowman to become number one contender for the Universal Championship at Elimination Chamber. But as WhatCulture noted, reports on WWE’s plans to book Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar for the title at WrestleMania 34 date back to the spring of 2017, when Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter first “leaked” the proposed booking.