WWE WrestleMania 29: Why CM Punk vs. Undertaker Should Not Happen
According to WrestlingInc.com via Wrestling Observer Newsletter, the front-runner for the Undertaker’s opponent for WrestleMania is WWE Champion CM Punk. This scenario would be a huge mistake for Punk, Undertaker and WWE as they try to build the biggest WrestleMania in the history of the company.
CM Punk should not be the superstar to end the Undertaker’s streak. In fact, no one should end the Undertaker’s streak. It is a big part of the Undertaker’s legacy and a streak that he should retire with still in tact.
However, if a superstar is going to end the Undertaker’s streak, it should be Kane, not CM Punk. Punk may be the longest reigning WWE Champion of the modern era and the top heel in WWE right now, but Kane has the best storyline with the Undertaker. As his brother, former tag team partner and enemy, the history of these two speaks for itself.
This is only in the situation where WWE insists that someone has to end the streak.
At the same time, the Undertaker should not be the one to end CM Punk’s streak as WWE Champion. Like the Rock, the Undertaker is a part-time wrestler, making it unfair and preposterous to have him defeat CM Punk.
WWE would be telling us that John Cena, Big Show, Alberto Del Rio, Chris Jericho and if he loses to him the Rock, would be unable to defeat CM Punk. Yet the one person who can is someone who only wrestles once a year? Ludicrous.
I understand that the same argument can be made for the Rock. This is why CM Punk should defeat the Rock. It sends a bad message and makes it less believable to have a part-time wrestler be the one to end CM Punk’s streak.
So what if CM Punk does lose the WWE Championship to the Rock at Royal Rumble? Should Punk versus the Undertaker still happen at WrestleMania?
If CM Punk should not face the Undertaker with both streaks on the line, then why would this match happen with just one streak still in tact?
The entire CM Punk versus the Undertaker match is completely contingent on Punk defeating the Rock at Royal Rumble. A couple of months ago, I wrote about what would happen if CM Punk did not lose to the Rock at Royal Rumble. It did not include the Undertaker at all.
If CM Punk defeats the Rock, he should use his rematch clause to get another title shot at Elimination Chamber or WrestleMania.
As for the Undertaker, Kane would be the most ideal candidate to try to end the streak if it has to end at all.
If Daniel Bryan wins the Royal Rumble and Team Hell No splits up, we would find a fantastic scenario for WrestleMania. Daniel Bryan would face CM Punk in an iron man match just like I said they should. Plus, Kane would be free and in a search for something to do at WrestleMania.
Enter the Undertaker.
However, the bottom line for the Undertaker is that his streak should never end. CM Punk’s title reign will end at some point, but it should not be by the Undertaker. Daniel Bryan, Ryback and dare I say it, John Cena would all make for better choices for the one to end CM Punk’s 400-plus days as WWE Champion.
WWE, please do the right thing and do not book CM Punk versus the Undertaker at WrestleMania 29.
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