WWE Summerslam: Can CM Punk and John Cena Create Another 5-Star Match?

Kevin StonebargerCorrespondent IIAugust 2, 2011

It is official, ladies and gentlemen.

At Summerslam, the two WWE Champions, John Cena and CM Punk, will go one-on-one to determine the true Undisputed WWE Champion in what will be undoubtedly the main event, and it will be an epic confrontation. I can assure you.

It is the main selling point of the second-biggest PPV of the year, and it's really not hard to understand why.

The CM Punk storyline has been one of the best in recent years, and will undoubtedly go down as one of the best in history. It has created an renewed interest in the WWE product, thrust the company back into the mainstream and has created a sense of unpredictability among the fans.

This match will be, without a doubt, be the culmination of that storyline.

Not only that, but it is also the rematch to one of the greatest WWE matches of all time.

Their match, at Money in the Bank last month, has been praised by fans, critics and wrestlers alike, being called a 5-star match by many.

Even the great Dave Meltzer, who had not given any WWE Match the five-star rating in 14 years, gave the match that very rating.

Everything about the match was near perfect. From the hot, hostile crowd, to the back and forth action, to great technical wrestling from both men, heart-stopping near falls, great storytelling aspects and an unpredictable finish, this match truly deserves a 5-star rating in my eyes.

Can Punk and Cena do it again at Summerslam?

For me, that is the million dollar question aside from who will be walking out the Undisputed WWE Champion.

There is no doubt that Punk is arguably the best wrestler in the world as he has stated, and Cena himself has proven the past two matches that he is a great wrestler when he is not booked in the typical Cena match and they have absolutely great chemistry with one another, so it's sure to be an amazing match.

But the fact is, it is no easy feat creating a five-star match, and to recreate one with the same superstars is a hard task indeed.

Think about it, there are many five-star matches throughout the history of WWE and professional wrestling as a whole, but it is a rarity to see a rematch pull off the same exact rating it's original did.

You may ask why, and the answer is simple. The original will always be the better than the sequel.

This applies to many cases, movies, books, TV shows, and most definitely wrestling.

We have seen rematches of great matches, but yet many times, they simply fall short of being better than original, because it so damn hard of recreating the magic the original.

Example being, Rock and Hogan at No Way Out 2003. It was the rematch from their memorable match at Wrestlemania 18, but they couldn't top it. They couldn't recreate the atmosphere, drama, and memorable moments that made the first one a classic.

Of course, it's not to say it's not impossible for a rematch to achieve what it's predecessor did.

The best example of this would be the HBK/Taker matches at Wrestlemania 25 and 26.

The rematch of these two had the hype, the crowd, the stage, the build-up, the action, the drama, and the pure emotion a rematch needs to be as good as the original.

But can Punk and Cena give us quite possibly the greatest rematch at the Biggest Party of the Summer?

In my mind, I am sure they can pull it off, but it's going to be one tall task for these two.

They have the chemistry for one, and no doubt the hype and build will be there as well, but like I said, recreating the magic at Money in the Bank will be no easy feat.

The match that changed the WWE forever...
The match that changed the WWE forever...

They will not have the advantage of a certainly hot crowd like at Chicago that helped make the match big. They will have to work with Los Angeles, which I have learned has had a history of being a very dead crowd at times.

If anyone can get Los Angeles going, it's Punk and Cena.

Now, I don't know if they can create another five-star match at Summerslam, but it's no doubt going to be an epic match, and I will be tuning in for sure to see who will be the Undisputed WWE Champion.

Do you think they'll have another five-star match? Leave your thoughts in the comment section below.