Um... I really don't want to see Undertaker anymore aside from random appearances. No need for him to wrestle. Yeah, last year's event was an anticlimactic finish to his career, but no need to squeeze any more from him.
Man, Lesnar / Reigns, Styles / Nakamura, and Cena / Taker sounds like a giant recipe for, "DO NOT WATCH," to me. I'm sure it'd sell to some people because different strokes but I'd undoubtedly be finding something else to do with my time that night.
I don't want to see either of these matches so this news is absolutely fine for me. Like, did anyone actually want to see Cena/Mahal? At best, it'd be another "USA vs. (insert country here)" feud, and the world does not need another John Cena "America!" promo. Ever.
Cena/Styles... I mean, they were good matches, but 3 is enough.
Post by Zombie Mod maybe exists? on Dec 28, 2017 18:19:23 GMT -5
i'm guessing they either tried to clone cena and the clone turned out to be evil, or wwe/vince found a way to travel to an alternate universe and evil jon cena will be taking on our good john cena for universal domination.
either way it's the only match that makes sense: the mirror match.
Only one superstar can be bigger than everyone else on the roster and command a top level match with Cena.
I barely bought into him against an over the hill Undertaker. I kinda but not really bought him against AJ Styles and Kevin Owens. But, there is absolutely no way I can buy this dork against John Cena.
I'm convinced it's Taker in a retirement match. Yeah, it would've been better in Cena's prime and against an active "streak", but compared to the other possibilities, I think that's the most likely.
I could see the tag with Rousey vs. HHH/Steph happening. They like to bring up the Rousey Mania appearance when they can, and she's so close to being involved in-ring with the company that in my opinion it's a foregone conclusion. I'm still convinced she'll be involved with the women's division (if Raw 25 goes by without her being mentioned, I'm convinced Rousey is in the Women's Rumble), but they clearly are struggling to get away from that "[X]/Rousey vs. HHH/Steph" match idea, and if they are still married to that idea and can't get The Rock for it, why not Cena? And even with that, this sounds like a "middle of the card" match, not something that goes on last. And I know he didn't directly say Cena would "go on last", but if you say it's bigger than a world title match, I get the idea it's a match that could be the last match to go on at Mania and nobody would bat an eye, and the only two probable matches at this time I see with that distinction are Brock/Reigns, and Cena/Taker. On the other side, I know some are convinced an Angle/HHH faceoff is "the match" for those two, but if they're having Jason Jordon turn on him, they better do it pretty damn quick if they wanna get that out of the way and still do Angle/HHH one-on-one. Because by Mania, that ship will have sailed. Even if Jordon turns at Mania, I don't see Angle/Jordon happening at some rando PPV. Long story short, I'm not sold on Angle/HHH at Mania being their gameplan right now.
I personally don't see Cena/Batista with no stakes being "bigger than a world title match". Of course, they also thought "Orton/Batista" would be the biggest WM Main Event of all time (if you buy Punk's account, which...you couldn't be blamed for not). They think Batista is hot shit, so maybe they would see that as "bigger". Batista wants to make another good run at it, and I can't see WWE not rolling out the red carpet.
I'm not giving Cena/McGregor a chance, considering I think McGregor's negative demeanor towards pro wrestling is legit, and I can't see WWE opening the pocketbook to get him in. I'd LOVE to see it happen, but I'm not getting my hopes up.