The fate of the WWE Championship is at stake when The Champ, John Cena looks to defend that very title against the red-hot CM Punk.
The most anticipated match on the card, bar none, this match is the major selling point for the PPV, and it one of the most anticipated matches in recent years.
This match's build may very go down along the all-time great builds like Rock/Austin WM 17, and Michaels/Undertaker WM 26, and it's not hard to see why this is true.
When Punk announced his contract was expiring on July 17 after earning his shot at the title, and that he would be leaving WWE with the WWE Championship, it provided the match with some big hype, but everyone thought that Cena was guaranteed to win on that night then, right?
Well, that would all change one week later when CM Punk cut one of the greatest promos of all time in a worked shoot. He bashed WWE, their mishandling of him, Vince McMahon and his family, and even went as far as to wish him dead before being cut off.
This promo would create one of the biggest buzzes and interest ever seen in professional wrestling in years, thrusting WWE into the media spotlight. It was something unseen of in a long time, and people were fully tuning into see what would happen next.
With the stipulation being added by McMahon that if Punk walked out with the championship, Cena would be fired, and the amazing Contract Negotiations segment where Punk turned everyone against Cena, this match may very change the course of WWE forever.
This match is the most unpredictable of them all, because anything could happen, and with Vince's involvement guaranteed in this match, and with a Chicago crowd all but certain to go ECW on Cena, all hell will break loose before this is all said and done.
I love both superstars equally, as I think Punk is an amazing wrestler, and feel Cena is better than most give him credit for, so its obvious when I say this match has Match of the Year contender written all over it.
This match could go either way, but in the end, I gotta go with John Cena to retain, then defend the WWE Title against Alberto Del Rio at Summerslam.
Though Punk could win the title as well, so I'm holding my breath for this one.
Prediction: John Cena