Originally Posted by ashes11
Rubbish, Takers made well over $50 million outside of his wrestling endeavours, by now he comes back for the fans. Maybe he is frustrated that he can't work with Brock/Rock/Cena but I'm sure he's just not appeared yet because he's facing Punk, and he's not done with the Rock yet.
I agree, money is not the problem. If there was a problem the it's because he doesn't get to be in one of the two top matches. But how could he expect it to be any other way?!
Brock has been the biggest draw in fighting over the last couple of years.
Rock is an A-list Hollywood star and one of the three biggest draws in wrestling history.
Cena has been the biggest draw as far as full-time wrestler go since 2005.
Taker, wrestling one match per year, should not headline Mania instead of those three. You could argue that he should be facing Lesnar instead of Hunter but there are a lot of reasons why he shouldn't:
a) Takers broken down body
b) face Taker vs heel Lesnar had been done to death from 2002-2003
c) Hunter recently jobbed to lesnar to set-up a rematch
d) Hunter has been a bigger draw than Taker since 2000
e) a much bigger storyline with Lesnar going up against the whole Corporation (Vince, Steph, Hunter)
Don't get me wrong, i want Taker to be at mania. He has to be at mania. It wouldn't be Wrestlemania without him. But, this year he has to settle with CM Punk as opponent.
Now where is the problem with that to begin with?! Punk just had one hell of a year. He is the second biggest heel in the company behind Lesnar and is the best heel on the mic and in the ring. Seems to be the perfect opponent for Taker if you ask me.