We are still six months away from the biggest show WWE of the year, yet ideas are already on the table for several WrestleMania matches. We all know the obvious John Cena vs. The Rock but there are a few other proposals that could make the 29th event the biggest of all-time.
[adinserter block=”2″]Dave Meltzer has the breakdown in this week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter. According to Meltzer, several matches are being discussed with the possibility of the WWE going down a few different roads. While nothing is set in stone this far out, it is interesting to see where things are heading along with several interesting possibilities for the big New Jersey event.
The rumored scenario of The Rock defeating CM Punk at the Royal Rumble for the WWE championship and defending against John Cena is nothing new. However, there is talk about a big detour in that road map. An alternative idea according to Meltzer would be for Cena to defeat Punk for the WWE championship as soon as Hell in a Cell and wrestle The Rock at the Royal Rumble. The Rock would defeat Cena and defend the WWE title against CM Punk at the big event.
That is a very interesting scenario and one that does make a lot of sense. The Royal Rumble will get great numbers whether it is Punk or Cena wrestling The Rock. Yet The Rock vs. Cena II would be huge! If the WWE really want to solidify Punk as an elite star, there is no better scenario than Punk wrestling The Rock at WrestleMania. It certainly doesn’t have the same mainstream appeal as Cena vs. Rock but WrestleMania is going to do great anyway. Why not boost the Rumble and save Cena vs. Rock III for WrestleMania 30?
Where does this leave John Cena? How about The Undertaker? The working plan according to this report would be to put Cena and The Undertaker together if they go with Punk vs. Cena. I along with several bloggers here have been calling for a Cena vs. Undertaker WrestleMania match for at least the last two years here on the CCB. I love that idea. It’s something new and I actually think it’d be a heck of a match. There is one major problem though with the match. Meltzer reports that The Undertaker may want to skip this year’s event.
What about Brock Lesnar? Brock Lesnar vs. Triple H with Shawn Michaels as a guest referee is the working plan according to the report. Triple H would get his win back over Lesnar or somehow Michaels costs Triple H the match and comes back in 2014 to wrestle Triple H. I honestly don’t see Michaels ever coming back so I think that is just Vince McMahon’s pipe dream. There is certainly demand for the match as shown by their SummerSlam buyrate. I just don’t know if Hunter getting the win back is the right way to go if Lesnar sticks around for another year. There is also the possibility of a Brock vs. Cena rematch, which I think would be a great idea if Lesnar sticks around and re-signs.
Another scenario has The Undertaker wrestling CM Punk at WrestleMania 29. That is an interesting one. Quite frankly I remember their series a few years ago and it was very disappointing. They didn’t have good matches then and I can’t imagine they’d be much better now. From a storyline perspective it makes sense, but I just don’t know if it really pays off for anyone in the long run.
[adinserter block=”1″]The undercard also has two interesting SmackDown matches on the table. Sin Cara vs. Rey Mysterio is being strongly considered on the undercard. It was obvious from the start of the team that this is where they were going so this isn’t a big revelation to me. The other big match on the undercard would feature a heel Randy Orton challenging Sheamus. That is a winner to me but I can’t imagine them dragging Sheamus’ title reign out for another six months. This would also indicate that either Dolph Ziggler will fail in his WWE world title bid or it won’t come until the middle of 2013.
Regardless of where this thing goes it is apparent that there are a lot of good ideas on the table. Maybe the writers aren’t as clueless as CM Punk thinks after all?
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