In order to push him higher up the ladder, WWE
will eventually be required to take the United States Heavyweight Championship off of Rusev
. However, people backstage do not want to see John Cena
picking up the strap because it would seem like a demotion for his character. An idea being tossed around backstage is to have Cena helping another wrestler, such as Jack Swagger
or Curtis Axel
, win the belt from the Russian sympathizer.