Originally Posted by peowulf
Even then, If Punk is fresh off the heels of two defeats from the Rock, how can he possibly be considered a threat for the streak. I'd prefer he'd continue to feud with Rock and Cena, by having some BS DQ victory over the Rock and claiming a rematch at Mania. Simple stuff. I really wanna see that triple threat over Rock/Cena 2. I'm the biggest Undertaker fan, but he can skip this Wrestlemania in my opinion.
Beating Punk will do nothing for both men.
Yeah, that's exactly the thing. It wouldn't have looked as nonsensical if the Punk/Taker program had begun this week and I think having Taker interrupt Punk and challenge him would further enhance Punk's credibility and make him look more of a threat. That's a fresh concept because with the exception of last year, it was the opponent making the challenge so Taker wanting to face somebody automatically elevates them a notch, imo.
But, if Punk loses clean to Rock at EC which there's a good possibility of and you then start building the Taker/Punk program, that's definitely going to make him look pretty weak going into the match. And his booking is pretty weak as it is despite looking stronger in the Rock program with the brawl they had a couple of weeks ago and Rock putting him over on the mic. A lot of people would not be able to buy into the match at all. Even in a kayfabe sense, with the history of the streak and how Taker's looked so invincible, expecting a guy like Punk to end it in a singles match with no stipulation whatsoever is just unrealistic. The guy could get run over by a Airbus A380 and he's still kicking out as far as I'm concerned.
Punk/Taker, Rock/Cena, Brock/HHH has been reported by most of the credible sources tho, Big Dave too I think so we'll have to wait and see.