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Re: The Undertaker vs John Cena - WM (I Quit Match)?
Seriously, people need to stop dreaming Taker vs Cena will be an I Quit match.
While an I Quit match sounds intriguing, the drama will be reduced heavily to the point the in-ring psychology that might be needed to make the match special will be hard to present. No offense, but just take a look at Austin/Bret at WM 13 and compare it to matches that rely heavily on in-ring psychology & crowd reactions like, say, Rock/Hogan at WM 18 or Taker/HBK at WM 25 or Taker/HHH at WM 28. While brutality & in-ring quality wise, some people would say Bret/Austin is better than any of the 3 match, but can anyone really say Bret/Austin had the better crowd reactions, edge on the seat moments, or overall emotion & drama? Of course not, because from the start the crowds knew the match could only end in one way: submission.
Whereas the other 3 matches managed to garner the better crowd reactions, edge on the seat moments, and overall emotion & drama because they could end any time with any attempt which in turn brought the best out the crowd reactions (like when HBK kicked out of the first Tombstone at Wrestlemania 25 or when Taker kicked out of the Sweet Chin Music + Pedigree combo at Wrestlemania 28).
And since it's clear ever since Wrestlemania 25 The Undertaker's Wrestlemania matches have relied more in in-ring psychology than in-ring moves (ala his WM 23 or 24 match), I think making it I Quit would only hurt it more than it helps it. I mean, with I Quit, we know there will be no thrill should John Cena reverse a 2nd/3rd Tombstone and give the Undertaker a feel of his own Tombstone cause no way the match will end that way. But imagine if it's a 1 on 1 normal match, with Taker about to give Cena a 2nd/3rd Tombstone, but Cena reverses it and Tombstones The Undertaker. I bet from that moment to the initial pinfall count, both the crowds and us here watching will be on the edge of our seat.
Besides, Undertaker has lost an I Quit match to CM Punk before.