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The Undertaker vs John Cena Should Headline Wrestlemania 30
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The bottom line is that The Undertaker is making his last matches count before his retirement. He is the biggest box-office draw in the WWE when it comes to WrestleMania, where he is defending his legendary 21-0 streak.
The Undertaker is arguably the most over guy in the company, above the likes of Cena, Rock, Punk, Lesnar and whoever else might be competing whenever he shows up. The fans love the dead man more than any other star in the WWE due to more than two decades of excellent service and sacrifice. He gets a pure babyface.
On any other night, however, Cena is the face of the WWE. He gets without fail the biggest (usually mixed) reaction on every show. Because of his incredible drawing power with younger fans, he is nearly always featured in the main event of any given PPV. He has reached legendary status in the WWE and, like The Undertaker, will be a first-ballot Hall of Famer when he retires.
Based on these facts, is there any better match to headline the 30th WrestleMania than The Undertaker vs. John Cena? For those who remember John Cena's official debut in the WWE, there is a connecting thread between his now 10-year long career and the Undertaker.
After making his debut in a losing effort against Kurt Angle, the Undertaker met John Cena backstage and shook his hand in a display showing his respect for the then young John Cena. Now a decade later, John Cena is at the top of the WWE. He has conquered it all—all that is but the Undertaker's WrestleMania streak. I'm sure that if the match were made it would cause a lot of people to feel uncomfortable because of the possibility of Mr. McMahon repaying Cena's decade of hard work by allowing him to end the streak. That would undoubtedly be the greatest achievement of his career. That adds another dimension to the match. It will make even more people want to see what happens, which is exactly why it needs to happen.
Of course, the streak would not and should not end. I honestly believe that WWE would never take The Undertaker's greatest achievement away from him after more than two decades of loyal service. To do so would be disrespectful in my mind.
Coming To the Match, It is not just the clashing of the two biggest names in wrestling over the last decade on the 30th anniversary of the greatest event in wrestling history, although that would be enough to sell out any arena. It is the air of unpredictability around the match that would make it the most must-see match in history. This rivalry heading into the event would also be incredibly fresh. The two have not met in singles since they battled to a draw on Raw in 2006. They have a 2-2 record against one another, and this match at WrestleMania would be the perfect rubber match. The last time they were actually feuding with one another was between 2003 a decade prior to WrestleMania 30.
The Undertaker always wrestles like he is in his prime at WrestleMania, and you can bet on him doing the same for this match against the biggest star in the company. Cena is still capable of having brilliant Matches, Cena has had some absolutely cracking five-star matches against the likes of HHH, Shawn Michaels and CM Punk.
What he lacks in variety he makes up for with heart and pure storytelling. Ultimately, a match can be a five-star affair without too much sound technical wrestling if the storytelling does its job. Again, look at The Undertaker vs. HHH from WM 28. It wasn't a technical spectacle, but the storytelling with the kick-outs, facial expressions and emotion made it the match of the year.
It may even be The Undertaker's last match, which would make it even more emotional and special. In my opinion, this would be the biggest match in WrestleMania history for many years afterward. Some may say that Punk vs. Austin would be bigger. But the fact is that Austin has not competed for a decade now, so the match would need to be carried by Punk. It would not last that long with Austin's vast array of injuries. It would be an incredible spectacle and I would love to see it at WrestleMania 30, I just think that The Undertaker vs. Cena is bigger and needs to close the show. So What You Say Folks!
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