In your first post, I intentionally removed your little rant about "Randal" because I never made a comparison or anything. I was just clearing it up regarding the things Cena/Orton/Punk have each said about The Rock. And yes, Punk can have his moments too, but personally, I found him boring 95% of it. But again, that's subjective so there's no point discussing it.
As for Orton/Rock. You've got it wrong. In 2004, Rock's appearances were all rare and he had fully stopped being a full-timer. He made FIVE appearances in the entire year of 04 and only appeared twice for the WM20 tag match. I wouldn't say that's "working much more dates". Actually, he's made more appearances this year than in 04. Plus one of his post-WM appearances was actually in a segment with Orton. I'm sure they would have worked something out in form of a match had The Rock's contract been renewed for 2005. Besides, who's to say a match between them is not gonna happen at some point next year? Maybe Orton gets pushed again and they can work something out for SummerSlam. Because who else is there for The Rock to face from the roster? Cena, Punk and Orton are the top choices. (Bryan is an interesting choice but WWE clearly doesn't like him and always books him like a geek. Ryback is not ready for such a high profile match-up.) And if his "I'm never leaving again" comment is meant, I'm sure it means he'll return every now and then to have a few matches here and there.
Completely agree with this statement. WWE has three full timers now who can be plugged into these so called "dream matches" and Orton has definitely reached that point in his career. Multiple world titles, a Main event at Wrestlemania, fantastic worker, and being one of the most popular wrestlers of the last decade puts him in that spot with the other top two guys in the company ; Cena and Punk. If Rock never leaves, Orton should be built up for a match with him at Summerslam or Survivor Series or something.
They need to build Orton back up though, honestly. He never loses one-on-one matches on PPV anymore (Wrestlemania was the last for that) , and you can't just stick him in random filler feuds forever. METHINKS he'll turn heel and beat Sheamus @ Wrestlemania in a non-title match before switching over to Raw in a WWE Championship feud. Fuck, if Rock were to go over at Mania with the belt, there's the guy he should drop it too right there (besides Punk of course
) at Extreme Rules.
Ryback shouldn't be put in these dream matches yet, mainly because he hasn't earned the right to be in the same ring as Rocky, Brock, Taker, or Trips yet. If we got an Orton-Rock, Orton-Brock, or Orton-Taker Re-feud in the near future I would be all fucking for it. Orton is one of the only stars of this era with "dream match" potential.