This is a hypothetical question in regards to Bryan winning the WWE Title at Summerslam. Assuming he wins (it should be a given but you never know), how long do you figure he'll keep it and who could he defend it against? Because I can't see him keeping it more than a few months. I figure this will be a test sort of push, to see how much Bryan can draw on top as champion. And if he does well, he'll get a longer reign as champion at a later date. Anyway, this is one way I'd book it: Summerslam: Bryan defeats Cena for the title. Some believe Henry could win it, but considering that would leave Cena without a sure spot for Summerslam, I seriously doubt it. Bryan goes over here. Night Of Champions: Bryan defends it against Mark Henry. Bryan's first opponent as champion should be against a bigger guy to set the tone for him being able to overcome even the biggest challenge. Maybe Henry disappears after his loss at MITB but then re-appears on Raw the night after SS, putting Cena into the Hall Of Pain, and finding a way to get another title shot. Bryan goes over, but Henry attacks and intends on crippling Bryan after the match.Cena makes his unexpected comeback and saves Bryan. Over The Limit: Cena and Mark Henry engage in a non-title feud that centers around Henry's intention to end Cena's career once and for all. They wrestle in a normal grudge match or a Street Fight (because their feud is now personal, see) while Bryan defends the title in a four way match, let's say. Hell In A Cell: Cena and Henry end their feud in a HIAC match. Bryan defeats a one on one opponent. I'm thinking there could be a deeper conflict that arises between Bryan and one of the participants in the four way that leads to a one on one match here, but I don't know who it could be. Maybe a bit of tension (no heel turn) between two friends, like Kane/Bryan. It'd be interesting to see them one on one at least once. With the title t be the thing between them, it's an interesting angle. Randy Orton is another option, and they could play up their rivalry from earlier this year (the one that just came to an end... and no heel turn here either.) Survivor Series: The big rematch with Cena, with Cena winning the title back. The story to this is that Bryan's win at Summerslam was the upset of a lifetime, and the question would be, can he pull it off twice? The answer is that, he comes close, but doesn't. In the end, we know Cena is getting the title back eventually, and he could still show respect and congratulate Bryan afterwards. TLC: Figured I'd mention this since it's already popped in my brain. In the TLC match, we could see a three way between Cena, Bryan and Kane for the title. By now, Team Hell No would have been broken up, but it's interesting to refer to their former partnership and put their friendship (they would still be portrayed as friends behind the scenes) to test in a triple threat TLC match with Cena. Basically, the logic works like this: It's smart to strike while the iron is hot with Bryan, so putting the title on him works in that regard. But we know Cena is getting the title back eventually and Bryan isn't gonna have a super long reign (which I agree with), so there's that. And with the way I've described it above, Bryan would be getting a huge upset/victory over Cena, three successful title defenses as WWE Champion, and another PPV main event against Cena... Two more if my TLC main event match happens as well. I think it all works out well this way.