Re: Official DVD/Match/Show Discussion Thread
You know, had they kept Punk face, and kept him looking strong, as a fighting champion, defeating Cena clean in a series of matches, and then defeating Rock at RR, a 500-day title reign vs. 20-0 streak probably could've been a huge selling point. It could've been bigger than Rock/Cena II and Lesnar/HHH II (not Rock/Lesnar though). Problem with it now is unless Punk goes over Rock clean, Punk's become your standard cowardly heel who really doesn't have a shot against Taker unless exploiting some kind of weakening in Taker like back in 2010, and even then he still won't look that good. Even then, a 500-day title reign vs. 20-0 streak build should have some good build, and it would keep me interested, even though it won't be the selling point it could've been and will have as much impact as a standard Taker streak match.
But still, as a mark for both, I'd love to see them duke it out at Mania. I've said it recently and I'll say it again, if Taker/Punk work the match similar to how they worked the SD 2010 match that was TV MOTY, it could end up being a classic.
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