Top five potential WrestleMania 29 matches
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Here are some of the matches I’d most like to see at WrestleMania 29. Leave me a comment and let me know what you think of these matches or which matches you would like to see.
5. Money in the Bank
As someone who attended this year’s WrestleMania, I must say, it was absolutely electric. Since it was my first WrestleMania in-person, I’ll be a little biased and say it’s among the top five of all time. But as cheap as it may sound, you know what was missing the most from this year’s Showcase? A good ‘ole-fashioned spot fest. I think we all would have been in favor of Money in the Bank instead of Team Johnny vs. Team Teddy. This is where you get a payday for all of that mid-card talent and capture the amazing “Holy shit” spots all in one segment. And most importantly, it’s an easy way to elevate younger talent. Have someone like Ziggler or Barrett take the briefcase, that is, if either hasn’t already become World or WWE Champion by next April.
4. Sheamus vs. Brock Lesnar
Brock Lesnar and the Rock had a really good match in 2002, yes. But honestly, I don’t care to see them wrestle again. It sounds like I’m in the minority on this one, but a Rock-Brock rematch doesn’t appeal to me. Sheamus, on the other hand, seems like a natural opponent for Brock because of his similar build and raw physicality. If Brock doesn’t re-sign a longer deal and his contract is indeed up next April, a win for Sheamus here helps legitimize him as one of the company’s biggest stars.
3. Cody Rhodes vs. Randy Orton
I love me some Cody Rhodes. I’m all for Big Show having his WrestleMania moment earlier this month, but it’s a damn shame it had to come at the expense of one of the best Intercontinental Champions the WWE has seen in a long time. Hopefully the WWE doesn’t damage Rhodes’ credibility too much with this Big Show feud (I don’t see the purpose of them having another PPV match for Rhodes to get crushed in again) and Rhodes can be a believable main event contender next year. I see this being a World Heavyweight or WWE Championship match, with Rhodes going over to win his first big title. Their feud last fall was more or less a throwaway, they can add much more depth this time with allusions to their history together in Legacy.
2. CM Punk vs. The Rock
The Rock represents the establishment. CM Punk is anti-establishment. The Rock represents being a star. CM Punk has said many times before he doesn’t care about being a star, he just cares about wrestling. The Rock represents the glitz and glamour of Hollywood. CM Punk represents the part of Chicago that apparently doesn’t practice personal hygiene. But seriously, this match would be all sorts of intriguing and easily capable of being in the ****1/2 range if Rock hits a treadmill before WrestleMania this time around. This wouldn’t need a title, but please, let Punk go over this time instead of the guy who only works part-time.
1. John Cena vs. The Undertaker
Call me a “mark” or whatever you might for placing this No. 1 on the list, but this is easily the biggest money match the WWE has in it. John Cena is the company’s biggest star since the end of the Attitude Era. The Undertaker’s streak is the biggest accomplishment in WWE history. It’s only fair the streak attempts to withstand a challenge from wrestling’s biggest modern icon. There is plenty of logic you can use to set up the match, too, perhaps having Cena trying to “redeem” himself from the biggest loss of his life last year against WrestleMania. A Cena obsessed with ending the streak could be a scary Cena. The only question is, do you have him end the streak? In my opinion — at this point — the streak shouldn’t end. But if it does, it should end with John Cena. At least that way the IWC will have something to whine about until the end of time.