WWE Wrestlemania XXX: What Should the Triple-Main Event Be?

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While the build-up for this years Wrestlemania seems a bit lackluster, you can’t deny that the triple main-event looks pretty solid. Sure, the three matches are either re-matches, or in the case of Punk-Taker, a rivalry that’s taken place before. That doesn’t mean that they aren’t huge matches with lots of potential.
Call me crazy, especially in this very cynical IWC, but I prefer to actually like things than to hate things. I know that Wrestlemania 29 is not behind us yet, but what I plan to do here is look ahead to next year’s Wrestlemania and the triple main-event that I believe would make the event a legendary one (or at least something fitting of the 30th installment).
Now, I know plenty of people have made articles about what they think Wrestlemania 30 should look like, but I thought I’d flip it a bit and focus only on the three main matches. After all, it is so hard to plan out an entire card a year in advance. You never know who will still be relevant or who will even still be with the company. Also, I wanted to give it a realistic look as to what it would look like. Sorry, no Steve Austin coming out of retirement to face Punk or anything like that. Face it, the man is retired and isn’t giving that up; good for him.
I hate the idea of wasting Brock and Rock by having them go at each other. Since both are part-timers at best, I believe it would benefit the company way more if they actually put them in separate matches against fresh opponents. I’m leaving Triple H off of the triple main event not so much because I think he will be retired at this point next year, but rather because I think he should just step aside already. Triple H probably will be involved in the huge event, but he’ll probably be involved in a match against a member of The Shield, or who knows possibly all three in a handi-cap match. Enough of the build-up, let’s get to the actual slideshow which involves just three slides, but a bunch of words.

Main-Event #3: CM PUNK vs. Brock Lesnar

Yes, people continue to long for the Punk-Austin dream match, but as I said before: it’s not happening! Besides at this point, what kind of performance would Austin really be able to pull off? Yes, you can argue about how Punk would be able to carry him to a great match and how great the interviews/build-up would be. That might be true, but Austin isn’t risking that. Much like Shawn Michaels is, Austin is perfectly content with his retirement and the way his career ended.
Instead, I’m going with a huge match that has not happened and since they are both associated with Paul Heyman, it has a pretty great chance of happening. So why not let it happen at the biggest stage and event of all-time? I fully realize that we live in a very negative world so I can see both sides to the argument. Fans against this match would complain about the size difference and how believable a match between the average-built Punk and the massive Lesnar would actually be. Well, to them I just urge them to seek out the 2004 No Way Out DVD.
At that event Brock Lesnar put on one of the greatest and most emotional matches of all-time against a much smaller Eddy Guerrero. Not only were fans ‘buying’ it, but they were fully into it from bell to bell. Punk vs. Lesnar has so much upside and potential. I don’t care about wins and losses, I care about the quality of the match and that said match actually has that big-match, Wrestlemania feel to it. Well, Punk-Lesnar would certainly have that feel.

Main-Event #2: The Rock vs. Randy Orton

The Rock has openly stated that he wants to compete in the biggest matches possible. That’s why a match that suggested here on Bleacher Report of The Rock vs. Dolph Ziggler was so laughable. Nothing against Ziggler, but he’s just nowhere near ready for that, he may never be. The two other scenarios, besides the Orton match, would be Rock-Lesnar and Rock-Cena III in a rubber match. Besides those men, Randy Orton is the man that makes the most sense.
Sure, Orton is not as big as he once was, but he’s still pretty big all things considered. It wouldn’t really take much to get Orton back to where he used to be. This match would work whether Orton turns heel or not. Personally, I’d prefer a face Orton against Rock and while I did say I don’t really care about wins or losses, imagine what a win would do for Orton and how it would cement him as a legend in the industry. Of course, a loss really wouldn’t hurt Orton either since at this point just being in the ring with The Rock is a victory in itself.
You can’t really argue against this match. It’s fresh and it is huge. Really, matches like these are what Wrestlemania’s are all about. We’ve seen these two go at it at Wrestlemania 20, but that was a tag match. Now imagine if 10 years later, we finally got the one-on-one encounter that most of us have been waiting for but never thought we’d see. A battle of three-generation wrestlers is extremely rare, and in this case, it actually makes sense for these two mega-stars to go at it.

Main-Event #1: John Cena vs. The Undertaker

I think few would disagree that this match makes the most sense. Why I still think it would be silly to end the streak at this point, John Cena would certainly make people believe that it would happen. John Cena has been on a collision course with the streak since he became the mega star he’s become. Many have openly believed that Cena would be the man to end the streak. It has angered many, and annoyed more, but no one can deny what a huge match this would be.
For The Undertaker, there is no better way to ride off into the sunset than after a final showdown with John Cena. Wins and losses, blah blah blah. The streak will not end. Best believe that if John Cena defeats the Undertaker, it’d be because he was going full-fledged villain. Otherwise, it just wouldn’t make sense. Enough of the result of the match though, the actual atmosphere for the match would be insane. There’s no doubt in my mind that the New Orleans crowd would be behind The Undertaker, which would actually come into the match as the underdog.
I can picture these three matches in my head. Vince McMahon really has the chance of blowing off the roof of the Superdome next year. This is how you do it. I’m not going to pretend I know how to do creative’s job better than they do, but it has just hit me how much these three matches need to be the top matches for next year’s historic event. Wrestlemania 30 will sell out regardless and Vince McMahon will make millions. Well, as Punk said, “McMahon is a millionaire, who should be a billionaire.” Don’t settle for average, make history instead.

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