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Wrestlemania 28 (if I had booked it)

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Hey guys! This is one of my first posts here on EWN. Thanks for talking a look, and I would love your feedback. With WM28 quickly approaching, I could only wonder about what could've happened if my wishes for WM came true. I will go through my list of what I think should have been the main event matches and how I came to these conclusions:

The Main Events:
John Cena vs. CM Punk (undisputed wwe championship match)
Undertaker vs. the Rock (the streak match)
Randy Orton vs. Cody Rhodes (world heavyweight championship match)

Here's how I got there:
Punk vs. Cena
I think the most exciting angle of this year was the CM Punk walkout with the belt angle. It finally made things really interesting again IMO. If done right they could've kept Punk out until WM, teasing an appearance every now and then (i.e. the Comic-Con appearance/confrontation w/ HHH) to keep interest and still give Punk a presence. Cena would eventually win the WWE championship again with Punk being absent. This would culminate eventually with who is the real champion in an undisputed championship match @ WM28. The build could've been intense. Punk could've even possibly made a return at Royal Rumble, winning the Rumble, solidifying his shot at Cena, to settle the issue. On a side note, if Punk won he could then introduce a new title, extinguishing the tacky "spinner" title.

Taker vs. Rock
While there are mixed views on the Rock making a return(limited) to the ring, I thought it was a great draw for WWE. However, I feel the epic return should have lent itself to an attempt to end "the streak." Think about this for a second.. Taker only seems to have a couple of more in him. The last we saw him was at WM27. On the same note, legitimate opponents for Taker, one's who could actually make it believable to end the streak are diminishing. There's certainly no one on the current roster (imo) that could put up a good fight (except HHH). In comes the Rock. Definitely a viable opponent for Taker. WM28 is in Miami this year, the Rock's home town. This is also Taker's 20th WM match. Which could mean a retirement match, that could end with a 20th win, or 1 loss. But who could be more believable to end the streak this year other than the Rock? With it being in the Rock's hometown, and this being the 20th WM match for Taker, it makes it very possible and plausible that the streak ends at WM28. On a side note, this scenario would also help against the backlash of certain fans not appreciating the Rock's limited appearances, considering we haven't seen Taker since WM27.

Orton vs. Rhodes
This would leave a questionable spot on who would/could compete for the World Heavyweight Championship at WM28. With two huge matches to compete against (Punk/Cena and Taker/Rock) the guys fighting for the world heavyweight belt would have a lot on their shoulders. The solution for this: REALLY GOOD WRESTLING! This is where a bout with Orton and up-and-comer Rhodes would be great. Hands down probably the best "wrestling" match of the card. Something that fans would really appreciate. With Orton somehow gaining the championship back before WM28, this could mean a Rumble win for Rhodes to earn his shot at WM28. Cody Rhodes is definitely the guy that everyone should have their eye on in 2012. This match more than likely wouldn't draw close to Punk/Cena or Taker/Rock but Orton and Rhodes would no doubt out wrestle the others in what could be a classic in the likes of Savage/Steamboat at WM3.

Well, that's how I would've liked to see WM28 pan out. With other mid-carders such as Barrett, Ziggler, and Sheamus, this could've been a WM that would have out done the ones in recent years. Hopefully, with the real card it will still do the same, but we can all dream can't we? Let me know what you guys think. God bless!

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  1. Wrestlinfan608's Avatar
    I think the WWE has no choice but to try and create a future star out of this streak... In my opinion they have a hard time creating stars that can get over. If that wasn't the case, I say go with a guy like the Rock or some other legend but the fact that they don't have any wrestlers that can carry them into the future is troubling. I say have a guy like Ziggler face him at wrestlemania, wrestle a good match with him and maybe even beat him.
  2. pjpjr6's Avatar
    Very bland card, to be honest.
  3. Slang Man's Avatar
    When I saw your mainevent list yo I was like this is wack,but then as I was raeding your explanations for why you put those mainevents for Wrestlemania I was impressed man.The Punk vs Cena the way you said it could of worked out perfectly yo,but the Undertaker vs The Rock the way you said is a good idea too, but remember man Taker comes near Wrestlemania now a days ,so it would be kinda random for The Rock to challenge him.I still think they could of made it work if Undertaker comes early then normaly.I would say just after RR.Cody vs Randy can work to but they would have to build up Cody very good,maybe let Cody win the RR and he challenged Randy for the belt.Overal great first blog look forward to your next one bro!
    Updated 12-30-2011 at 12:56 PM by Slang Man
  4. jpmachen's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Wrestlinfan608
    I think the WWE has no choice but to try and create a future star out of this streak... In my opinion they have a hard time creating stars that can get over. If that wasn't the case, I say go with a guy like the Rock or some other legend but the fact that they don't have any wrestlers that can carry them into the future is troubling. I say have a guy like Ziggler face him at wrestlemania, wrestle a good match with him and maybe even beat him.
    Excellent point. The challenge would be finding a younger talent that could carry his own against Taker. Ziggler is definitely one of my new faves. He could possibly hold up for as talented as he is. I think the trick is to get him over, build credibility, but still have him lose to Taker. His credibility comes in taking Taker to the limit, but not giving him too much credibility to actually defeat Taker. You brought up a great point. I was also thinking that bringing Rock in could actually set up a new scenario for the streak match. Every year (for as long as Taker could go) a legend could make a return to try to end the streak. But a legend that could be credible in beating Taker i.e. the Rock, Stone Cold, maybe even Lesnar. This would build excitement for fans to see who WWE would bring back each year. It would give Taker and his "legendary" opponent plenty of time to prepare for a match of that magnitude. But creating a future star of the streak is a great idea. I just hope that they would pick someone that could depend on to carry on after the streak is over. The last thing we would want is for Undertaker's one and only defeat at WM to be tarnished by a younger talent that just doesn't cut it a year down the line. As for Ziggler though, I'm a believer.
  5. jpmachen's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Slang Man
    When I saw your mainevent list yo I was like this is wack,but then as I was raeding your explanations for why you put those mainevents for Wrestlemania I was impressed man.The Punk vs Cena the way you said it could of worked out perfectly yo,but the Undertaker vs The Rock the way you said is a good idea too, but remember man Taker comes near Wrestlemania now a days ,so it would be kinda random for The Rock to challenge him.I still think they could of made it work if Undertaker comes early then normaly.I would say just after RR.Cody vs Randy can work to but they would have to build up Cody very good,maybe let Cody win the RR and he challenged Randy for the belt.Overal great first blog look forward to your next one bro!
    Thanks for the feedback! I guess my biggest hope is that Taker's last match will go out with a bang (and no that's not a reference to DDP ha!) I would just hope a credible opponent would be the one to beat the Dead man. I also don't wanna see another rematch against Taker which is more than likely what we will see this year with HHH. But that's just a personal preference thing.
  6. THE_CRIPPLER's Avatar
    You make a good point about Cena vs Punk but a few problems i have is, #1. I much rather see Rock vs Cena than Cena vs Punk. #2. There is no way WWE would let punk stay 7 monthes off TV.... I think Punk should of stayed off TV till Survivor Series then have his match with Cena and combine the Belt, or atleast save the CM Punk HHH match for WM 28. and #3. We seen Punk vs Cena about 10 times this year on PPV and Raw. I need to see some new matches in my Wrestlemania main event..... Look how sucessful Wrestlemania 23 was. Cause the two main events were matches that have never happened before (Batista vs taker and Cena vs Michaels). The card was solid and the matches were Great.

    Undertaker and Rock never had Good chemistry, they always had horrible matches and other than for nostolgia reason I dont think Undertaker and Rock would be a Great match. I think Cena is the man for The Rocks come back match, If it wasnt Cena then Orton would be my second choice and Punk my 3rd.
    Updated 12-30-2011 at 07:40 PM by THE_CRIPPLER
  7. T-Hughes35's Avatar
    Put the rock against the Undertaker and not Cena? YOU MUST BE OUT OF YOUR DAMN MIND!
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