Throughout the eras of the WWE, there have been main events worth the price of admission alone. John Cena vs. Randy Orton in today's era would be like The Rock vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin in the attitude era. Some people say for that very reason this match should happen at WrestleMania.
The Rock vs. Stone Colds occurred at three WrestleManias (15, 17 and 19). I have no problem with this. I feel that if there is a quality story line and the fan reaction is still there, why not pit two of your greatest icons in wrestling history on the grandest stage of them all on several occasions?
Some people complain that a feud at WrestleMania 27 would be simply too soon for these two to go at it again. I repeat, as long as there is a believable story line, and there is a huge fan pop, it shouldn't matter. Besides, by the time WrestleMania 27 rolls around, it'll be a year-and-a-half since they feuded in 2009! Obviously that's not going to be a problem.
You see, there was a difference when the Rock and Stone Cold feuded than when John Cena and Randy Orton feuded. During the attitude era, the WWE was dripping with main event talent. There were plenty of other main eventers to fill out the rest of the card.
Now the WWE is running dry on talent. They can't just pit their two money makers in one match. They just don't have the talent to make the rest of the card worth watching.
As of right now, these are the superstars that will, or probably will, compete in the main event at WrestleMania: CM Punk, Sheamus, Triple H, The Miz, Wade Barret, Edge, Kane, Rey Mysterio, The Undertaker and Chris Jericho.
Now some of you may say that's plenty of superstars to fill out the rest of the main event.
You'd be wrong.
Let's look at the heels of that main event scene: CM Punk, Sheamus, The Miz, Wade Barret and Kane.
You can't just have over half the superstars in your main event scene a heel! And we're not even sure if the Undertaker, Triple H and Chris Jericho will even compete at Mania.
Besides, nearly all the possible matchups are already old. Sheamus vs. Triple H is pretty much a given, so let's look at all the other possible matchups.
CM Punk vs. Rey Mysterio? Sure, like we've never seen that before. CM Punk vs. The Undertaker? Already done, and it's not like The Undertaker is going to waste one of his last Mania's on Punk.
Kane vs. nearly anybody on that list has already been done. The Miz will probably never even sniff himself into the main event at Wrestlemania. I don't care how much Mr. McMahon loves the Miz, he's not going to be headlining any Mania any time soon.
Keep in mind this isn't just one brand, this is two. So Wade Barret pretty much has nobody to feud with since all the other faces are on Smackdown.
John Cena and Randy Orton are two of the biggest faces in the company. The WWE is running wild with heels that are in need of a feud. It wouldn't make any sense to have two superstars face each other when there are plenty of fresh feuds out there. Anybody up for a John Cena vs. CM Punk feud? Or how about the long-awaited feud between Randy Orton and Edge?
Then there's the question if this feud will even deliver? There's too much risk into putting this match together. Save this feud for a mid-2011 pay per view that is dying for a decent main event. Most superstars that are part-time like the Undertaker, Jericho, HHH, etc. normally put their best work at Mania, so utilize them more than Cena and Orton. The veterans are only temporary, Cena and Orton are the Future.