As seen on last weeks episode of Smackdown, the Number One Contenders Tournament for the World Heavyweight Championship is in full force. CM Punk successfully defeated Batista to move ahead, his opponent? The Worlds Largest Athlete The Big Show who dismantled Rey Mysterio, giving Mysterio a career ending head injury with his brutal KO punch post-match. However, these two matches were only the beginning of what is sure to be a memorable tournament, with two more “First Round” matches airing in the upcoming episode of Universe Mode.
The Slammy Award Winning Brock Lesnar for the greatest WWE Champion of last year, is back to try and claim the one major championship that has haunted him since his Smackdown arrival. The Beast has yet to win the biggest prize on Smackdown despite being a fully fledged Smackdown member for a few months now. But The Beast is definitely due for a big win, but first he will have to go through the upcoming Bad News Barrett. Barrett has been on the rise for some time now, with an unsuccessful title match at Summerslam, Barrett is looking to stay at the top of the card with a big win in this tournament.
The other scheduled match is between two wildcards of the tournament. John Cena, a former WWE and World Heavyweight Champion, he has achieved all feats of glory within the realms of Universe Mode. However, his recent run of form has many Universe Mode fans questioning his ability as once again Cena is another slump. However, this is not the first time we have seen Cena in this predicament and with one big win over his Smackdown opponent Rusev he could rise back into the unstoppable Cena we have become accustomed to. But for Cena he must battle the underachieving Rusev. Rusev has been on a career resurgence as of late, after many months of unsuccessful matches, Rusev has managed to have a few big wins in the past month to throw his name back in the mix. Many have tipped Rusev to be one of the break out stars of this year, but Rusev has failed to live up to such a high expectation. But the opportunity to defeat former champion John Cena and progress deep into the tournament is in Rusev’s grasp and could be the key to Rusev becomming a first time champion in Universe Mode.
Both matches are sure to very physical and testing of our Smackdown superstars, as Survivor Series looms we will soon find out which two men will face eachother in the second semi-final match to determine the finalists for Survivor Series. Will two former champions in Brock Lesnar and John Cena show that experience will prevail over the two up and comers in Bad News Barrett and Rusev?
Find out in the upcoming episode of WWE 2k15 Universe Mode airing exclusively to the BrendenPlayz youtube channel.