Since returning to SmackDown Live from his hiatus after WrestleMania 33, John Cena has renewed his old rivalry with Rusev heading into WWE Battleground. Cena will face The Bulgarian Brute in a Flag Match this Sunday at the event. WWE officials believed it was a better idea for him to feud with someone like Rusev at ‘Battleground’ rather than throw him into an intense rivalry the moment he returns to WWE programming.
There is a lot of speculation regarding the booking of John Cena vs. Rusev at WWE Battleground. Most fans are expecting Cena to walk out of Philadelphia with the American flag raised high, but a big win for Rusev is also being rumored by the WWE Universe. Under normal circumstances, the result of the match would not matter that much, but the powers that be have a big decision to make regarding the finish of Cena vs. Rusev.