Asking SCOTT STEINER for Wrestling Advice
Join Date: Feb 2012
Why isn't WWE building up Cena-Punk until Wrestlemania?
The WWE has a golden rivalry that can easily be the best of this era like Rock-Austin & Hart-Michaels and they are wasting their program on Night of Champions? Granted, the result makes the match and feud not a waste by a long shot, but they could've thought of some way to come up with a Punk-Cena match at Mania for the WWE title in the main event. It would feature the two best in the company at the moment fighting for the WWE championship. And this is not to say that I'm against guys like The Rock, Triple H, Undertaker, participating in the event. It's probably one of the best parts about Wrestlemania, but my issue with it is that this rivalry is the best option they have and they waste it on the summer rather than the build for their biggest PPV.
I also am not one of those guys who argues that a competitor like Cody Rhodes or Dolph Ziggler should be main eventing Wrestlemania over The Rock or Undertaker because it's a business and I'm going to be more entertained in seeing The Rock battle Brock Lesnar (just an example) in front of 80,000 screaming NY fans rather than seeing Cody Rhodes take on Dolph Ziggler.
Their match at MITB 11 is an absolute classic. Their rematch at Summerslam was great, not AS great, but still really really good. Their most recent match at Night of Champions might have been the best match of all of them. My point is, every aspect of a feud that these men engage in is gold. They have an unbelievable chemistry and great in-ring psychology. When you add those elements together, you have something special. When you add in their fanbases, promo skills, emotions and facial expressions, this is THE feud in WWE.
But why not try to stretch it out? If done correctly (which will never happen), you could wind up with an Iron Man match between Cena and Punk in the main event. And before you say "CENA IN AN IRON MAN MATCH?! LULZ", he had a really solid Iron Man match with Orton a few years back, and since Punk-Cena wrestle about 35 minutes anyway, it really makes no difference.
A PPV card with the main events like this would be incredible, in my opinion:
--Iron Man Match for the WWE Title: CM Punk (c) vs. John Cena
--Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar
--The Rock vs. Randy Orton (heel turn), some sort of tie-in to the third generation aspect could potentially make this feud very entertaining
Why can't we have something along those lines?
Last edited by Sentz12000; 09-18-2012 at 11:22 PM.