I don't think its such a tragedy that Punk isn't the #1 guy. Wrestling isn't real, dream matches are constantly kept from happening for illogical reasons, and there's space for multiple major stars. Rock/Austin/Undertaker were at the same time, so were Triple H/Angle/Lesnar/Undertaker, then Triple H/Cena/Batista/Orton/Undertaker/Angle. The tragedy of Punk/Cena is that its JUST two, there should be more all-time greats competing on the current roster, Orton and Sheamus need to step it up and Ziggler and Bryan should be pushed into that discussion soon as well.
So long as Cena doesn't take time away from Punk, then its all good, Cena means more eyeballs so more eyeballs on Punk, and the same goes for the other way around. Its a soap opera, not a sport.
And no, Cena doesn't take time away from Punk. He closes shows, boo hoo, that barely affects ppl's perception. Punk has had tons and tons of minutes every night for over a year and a half now. Punk's position is fine. We need MORE icons like Cena and Punk taking up time. Rock, Punk, and Angle are my all-time favorites; they were never the biggest star, and they always had time to tell their great stories. Remember when Rock took over during Austin's injury? Rock needed a 4-way to main event Mania, and then at Backlash they needed Austin to get involved, and then
it turned into the Undertaker show. But there was no lack of airtime for the Rock.
Originally Posted by Tyrion Lannister
Yes, EXCEPT Rock (not Lesnar because that's still midcard unless Rock isn't there). Except isn't good enough for CM Punk, he needs to be in the main event, not the midcard, not 2'nd from the top, not 3'rd from the top, LAST. So it IS a bad thing. Punk vs Undertaker is the reason I'm not ordering Mania.
And no, Punk will get Undertaker because that's been the plan for months and supposedly Undertaker handpicked Punk himself as his opponent. What a treat. Could've just pissed in his face and sent the same message.
Since this may be Undertaker's final match, I wouldn't be surprised if Punk beats Undertaker. The Shield will get involved, making it a historically significant screwjob. The two problems with Taker losing were 1. No more major draw at Mania, but Undertaker may be done soon anyway, and 2. fans will hate the guy who beats Taker. Well guess what, CM Punk is desperate for heat. No problem there!
Taker should lose eventually, and if this is his last match, and its against the #2 in the company who could use it for storyline purposes (Shield, screwjob, its what Punk's all about), it just makes sense. The only reason not to do it is if they want to build towards Cena/Taker next yr, but neither wrestler winning would make that worthwhile. Cena winning would get him heat, which WWE desperately avoids, and Cena losing means he loses two memorable Mania matches to major icons. If Cena/Taker happens, it wouldn't happen at Mania at all, they'd use it to sell SummerSlam or another major show to avoid these problems.