Batista Vs Cena—A Match Five Years In the Making

Michael Null Contributor IAugust 12, 2008

It's the year 2002 and a younger John Cena steps into the ring for the first time during an open challenge issued by Kurt Angle. Cena, however, did not beat Angle that night, but took everything he had to offer.

Cena later goes on to battle the likes of Brock Lesnar, HHH, Undertaker, Edge, Big Show, Shawn Michaels, and JBL. Cena has held the WWE Championship three times, and main-evented three Wrestlemanias while becoming one of WWE's biggest draws.

Dave Batista got his start in the WWE as Decan Bautista, with Rev D-Von. After a break-up with D-Von, Batista headed to Raw. Once arriving on, he aligned himself with one of the greatest all of all time factions, Evoloution. Along side Ric Flair, Randy Orton, and HHH, Batista became a powerhouse.

Batista is a three-time World Champ and has main-evented two Wrestlemanias. His feuds include Kane, Undertaker, HBK, HHH, Make Henery, and King Booker. Batista has earned his spot among the top stars in the WWE.

So, why have we been waiting for this match? Well, it is the first time both superstars have been on the same show at the same time. Their paths have never really crossed until now. This Sunday, we will get to see two of the biggest names square off in what should be a classic match.

My question is, why at Summerslam? This is a match that, in my mind, should be held at Wrestlemania. My other question is, will this be a feud that will last, or is it a once-in-a-lifetime dream match? Is it really that important?

You put your two top guys in a match together, put a story behind it, but yet you leave out one key element: a championship. How can this be a match for the ages without a title, or at least more of a history?

Cena vs Batista: a match that we can't wait to see. Who will be the top dog?