WWE SummerSlam: skysports.com looks at John Cena and Daniel Bryan

Last Updated: 16/08/13 3:42pm

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Bryan and Cena: will fight for WWE Title

Bryan and Cena: will fight for WWE Title

The face of the WWE will fight a rampant submission specialist in the SummerSlam main event.

John Cena and Daniel Bryan have been racking up the victories of late and will collide inside the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday for possession of the WWE Championship.


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Cena won the title from The Rock at WrestleMania and has successfully defended it against the monstrous figures of Ryback and Mark Henry in a series of gruelling matches.

However, since losing the WWE Tag Team Titles he shared with Kane to The Shield's Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns, Bryan has been on quite the tear, knocking off the likes of Randy Orton, Sheamus and Christian.

The former World Heavyweight Champion's hot streak caught Cena's eye and when the Cenation Leader was granted the opportunity to select his own SummerSlam opponent, he wasted little time in choosing Bryan.

Everything is set for a scintillating showdown this weekend - one you can see by ordering the show on Sky Sports Box Office and Sky Sports HD Box Office - and ahead of it, skysports.com has compared both men's statistics...


Nicknames: The Champ, The Cenation Leader, The Chain Gang Soldier

Finishing moves: Attitude Adjustment, STF

Height: 6ft 1in

Weight: 251lbs

Entrance music: The Time is Now by John Cena and Tha Trademarc

WWE main roster debut: 2002

Titles held: WWE Championship (11 times, current); World Heavyweight Championship (2); United States Championship (3); WWE/World Tag Team Championships (4)

Other accolades: Money in the Bank winner (2012); Royal Rumble winner (2008, 2013); Superstar of the Year (2009, 2010, 2012)

Notable rivals: Randy Orton, Triple H, Batista, The Rock, CM Punk, Edge, Shawn Michaels

SummerSlam record: Four wins, five losses

SummerSlam victories: Booker T (2004); Chris Jericho (2005); Randy Orton (2007); The Nexus, as part of Team WWE (2010)

SummerSlam losses: Edge (2006); Batista (2008); Randy Orton (2009); CM Punk (2011); CM Punk, in a Triple Threat Match also featuring Big Show (2012)

Achievements outside WWE: Cena has many acting credits to his name, including action movies The Marine and 12 Rounds as well as drama Legendary. He has also appeared in American shows Psych and Hannah Montana; released a rap album entitled You Can't See Me; and a regular supporter and advocate of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.


Nicknames: The Submission Specialist, The Flying Goat

Finishing moves: "No!" Lock/"Yes!" Lock

Height: 5ft 8in

Weight: 210lbs

Entrance music: Flight of the Valkyries by Jim Johnston

WWE main roster debut: 2010

Titles held: World Heavyweight Championship (one time); United States Championship (1); WWE Tag Team Championship (1)

Other accolades: Money in the Bank winner (2011)

Notable rivals: Sheamus, The Miz, Kane, CM Punk

SummerSlam record: Two wins, one loss

SummerSlam victories: The Nexus, as part of Team WWE (2010); Kane (2012)

SummerSlam losses: Wade Barrett (2011)

Achievements outside WWE: Bryan was a revered wrestler on the independent circuit before joining WWE, winning the Ring of Honor (ROH) World Championship and the Pro Wrestling Guerilla (PWG) World Championship, as well as the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship in New Japan Pro Wrestling.

WWE SummerSlam Booking details

WWE SummerSlam will be shown live on Sky Sports Box Office (channel 743) and in high definition on Sky Sports HD Box Office (channel 752) at 1am on Sunday, August 18 (Monday morning).

WWE SummerSlam will be repeated on Sky Sports Box Office (channel 743) - but NOT on Sky Sports HD Box Office (channel 752) - between 9am on Monday, August 19 and 9pm on Saturday, August 24. Repeat showings will last for three hours.

The event is priced at £14.95 for UK customers, €21.95 for customers in the Republic of Ireland.

You can order WWE SummerSlam from Friday, August 9 by pressing the Box Office button on your remote. Select 'sports & events' and follow the on-screen instructions.

Viewers will be able to call 08442 410 888 to book WWE SummerSlam from Friday, August 9. (There may be an additional charge for telephone bookings).

You can also book WWE SummerSlam online from Friday, August 9 by visiting this link: https://my.sky.com/orderboxoffice/

Cable customers should contact their local cable operator.

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