As it seems John Cena’s ever popular U.S. Open Challenge has spilled over into the pay-per-view (PPV) spectrum, as the United States Champion will defend his title against an unknown superstar at this Sunday’s Hell in a Cell (HIAC) event. It’s pretty much in the bag that Cena will drop the title that night, as the superstar will be taking some time off from the WWE, until about mid-December. So, whoever steps up to the plate this Sunday will not only beat SuperCena, but also walks away U.S. Champion. Who could that be? One can only guess at this point …

Tyler Breeze

Debuting on SmackDown this week, it seems this NXTer has his sights set on a feud with Dolph Ziggler. Still, (while there is no concrete recipe or formula when it comes to debuting into the main roster), I can help but feel it is a little odd that Breeze made his debut on SmackDown versus WWE’s more popular live flagship show, RAW. Could Creative be planting the seeds for a surprise appearance at HIAC?

Dolph Ziggler

Speaking of Ziggler, he is booked for HIAC, but only in a six-man tag match during the PPV’s Pre-Show Kickoff. He, along with Cesaro (another superstar many would love to see face and defeat John Cena), and Neville (see bracket comment after Cesaro) will go against Rusev, Sheamus, and King Barrett. It’s undeniable, many within the WWE Universe would love to see Ziggler defeat Cena, and snag the U.S. title from him; and with all the buzz around Total Divas, as Ziggler declared his love for Nikki (Cena’s girlfriend), there is and should be a feud on the horizon for these two. Will HIAC be the spark that ignites this flame?

Dean Ambrose

I had originally written an article a week or so back, stating the Ambrose just may be the one to knock Cena off his block and take his U.S. title. As his tag team match against the Wyatts is now scrapped at HIAC (due to Orton’s injury), there is potential for this idea to become reality.

Adam Rose

One could definitely place Adam Rose within the ‘under-utilized’ category when it comes to WWE superstars. I can’t remember the last time I saw him on Monday Night RAW, or even a PPV Pre-Show match. Could WWE Creative be waiting for the perfect opportunity to push this superstar? He’s been cutting some pretty cryptic promos as of late …

Daniel Bryan

Seems a little farfetched, considering that Daniel Bryan is out of action due to an injury; however DB’s injury situation is confusing in general. The superstar claims that he has been cleared by his doctor’s to wrestle, however WWE doctors seem to be holding him back. Is Creative looking for a big opportunity to bring Bryan back with a bang? With the absence of John Cena in the coming weeks, and RAW’s ratings continually declining; the company will need the star power of the Yes! Movement’s leader, now more than ever.

Any predictions on who YOU think will answer John Cena’s U.S. Open Challenge this Sunday at Hell in a Cell?

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