At WWE Battleground, John Cena will defend America’s honour when he goes to war against Rusev in a Flag Match on Sunday, July 23.
Cena made his long-awaited SmackDown LIVE return on Independence Day to celebrate the birthday of the good old red, white and blue in style. However, the 16-time World Champion was only seeing red when Rusev suddenly barged into the mix to insult the USA in front of one of the most vigilant WWE patriots and the WWE Universe.
While The Leader of the Cenation was ready to throw down right there and then, The Bulgarian Brute made it clear he would battle on his terms at WWE Battleground. Cena was more than willing to oblige, and the showdown was soon made official.
In this explosive Flag Match, the American and Bulgarian flags will be set above the turnbuckles on opposite sides of the ring and the first Superstar to retrieve their country’s flag will be the winner.
I’m not really thinking the WWE is going to have Rusev disrespecting the USA and then have the representative of “Old Glory” lose to said superstar and this could be the spark needed to kick off a long rivalry.
While a “Flag Match” is not the most exciting stipulation that can be added, these two have crossed paths before and can put on a fairly entertaining match so this shouldn’t be as bad as many might fear…only time will tell.