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Re: Official Undertaker WM Streak Thread - No Other Threads
A lot of split opinions on here concerning Punk vs Taker. For starters, no one in their right mind actually believes Giant Gonzalez or A Train and Big Show were better opponents than Punk is for 'Taker. I mean honestly, why? Becuase they are bigger and physically stronger? In that case any of them or the GReat Khali would be better opponents for Taker than HBK or HHH ever were. That simply is not the case. Punk is smaller yes but he is also a lot younger than taker, much faster and in better condition by a ton. I mean this is all kayfabe is it not? I don't think it is absurd to suspend disbelief that Punk could pose a serious threat to Taker. In fact, I would say in a real right he very well would be a viable threat. What is his character after all? He is devious, strategic, ruthless, cunning, anti-heroic and desperate to win. On top of that they book him as indeed quite talented and tough. I t hink with the proper build it could be far better than a bunch of streak matches that already occurred. That being said I will say that obviously as the streak goes on the quality of match and opponent we expect increases. So while years back Tensai woudl be a viable option as an opponent for Taker, he certainly would not be acceptable right now. They have obviously been out of ideas the past few years and simply rehashing HBK or HHH or a combination of the two and that is creating a very real issue: Where do they go now? Who is big enough to excite the audience the way those matches first did, still talented enough to actually put on an impressive match with an aging Taker? I have no idea which is why I would accept Punk. Other than that give me a heel Cena vs Taker or Lesnar vs Taker or I simply won't watch.