WWE TLC 2013 [SPOILER]: John Cena And Randy Orton Title For Title Match In December, Unification Match At WrestleMania Still Happening? [VIDEO]

Mike Smollins
By Mike Smollins @MikeSmollins
on Nov 27, 2013 10:54 AM EST
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It was announced on WWE's Monday Night RAW this week that WWE Champion Randy Orton and World Heavyweight Champion John Cena will fight in a title-for-title match on Dec. 15 at the WWE's TLC pay-per-view event in a tables, ladders and chairs match and backstage reports indicate that the match may serve as a buildup to a further feud culminating at WrestleMania 30.

After Orton successfully defended his title against The Big Show at Survivor Series last Sunday, Cena came out and interrupted to hint at the buildup to a possible match which was originally rumored to take place at WrestleMania 30 but was upgraded to the TLC event at the Toyota Center in Houston next month. The match was made official between the two on Monday. reports that backstage chatter indicates the match at the TLC event between Cena and Orton is being done in December as a way to build up a bigger program between the two, possibly stretching all the way into WrestleMania season.

There was talk of doing a unification match between the two at WrestleMania, and those plans may have changed now that the match is happening at the December pay-per-view, however the report indicates that a bigger program between both men seems to be in the works.

The match was booked on RAW as a champion vs. champion match with each title on the line, but was never specifically slated to be a title unification match, which led many to speculate that the titles may not be unified at the event, and whoever wins may keep both belts and then lose it back to the other in order to possibly build towards a unification match at WrestleMania 30 on April 6 in New Orleans at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

However, reported that during Tuesday night's Main Event tapings in Connecticut, Triple H said that he wanted only one champion in the WWE and wanted to unify both titles when Orton takes on Cena at TLC in December. It was uncertain if Triple H specifically meant that both belts will merge into one when either Orton or Cena wins, or he was just expressing the desire for one representative from the WWE to carry around the titles.

As WWE rapidly approaches its landmark WrestleMania 30 event, plans will continue to change but the speculation now is that Cena and Orton may be battling in a unification match at TLC to build to a concluding match between each other at WrestleMania.

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