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Top Five Dream Matches for Wrestlemania XXX

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Top Five Dream Matches for Wrestlemania XXX
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COMMENTARY | Although we're still months away from Wrestlemania XXX in New Orleans, wrestling fans are already looking forward to the yearly sports entertainment extravaganza.

Depending on what you value most as a fan, a Wrestlemania XXX dream match could involve a great wrestler from the past. It could also entail having wrestlers in a current storyline meet in one last battle to settle the score. Finally, it could even just be the two wrestlers most capable of stealing the show by putting on an incredible match. Factoring all these scenarios together, a dream card is emerging for Wrestlemania XXX in New Orleans.

Take a closer look at five dream matches for Wrestlemania XXX.

5. The Shield vs. The Wyatt Family

WWE factions and tag teams are experiencing a renaissance in 2013. The stables that are leading the way in both regards are The Shield and The Wyatt Family. Although their paths have yet to cross, many fans are anticipating a feud to emerge between these factions. Although both stables are heels, feuds in which both parties were villains have been among the best in history. And of course, there's still time for one group to turn before Wrestlemania XXX.

4. Goldberg vs. Ryback

Although his last Wrestlemania match against Brock Lesnar wasn't exactly a classic, the nostalgia factor has many older WWE fans yearning for a Wrestlemania XXX match from Goldberg. His ideal opponent would have to be Ryback, since fans have been chanting "Goldberg" throughout his most recent gimmick. In fact, some fans see Goldberg's recent WWE DVD release as making this Wrestlemania XXX dream match a distinct possibility.

3. Sting vs. The Undertaker

Sting vs. The Undertaker has been a dream match for many years. Widely considered the greatest wrestler alive never to work in the WWE, considering Sting's inclusion in Wrestlemania has almost become a rite of passage this time of year for some fans. Given his age, Sting likely wouldn't have a lengthy stay in the WWE, so if he were to have only one dream match, it should be against The Undertaker at Wrestlemania XXX with the streak on the line.

2. Steve Austin vs. Triple H

I honestly haven't heard any discussion of this being a possible dream match for Wrestlemania XXX. But in my mind, it would be the perfect culmination of The Authority's recent reign of terror in the WWE. Attitude Era fans are always dreaming of ways to recapture their youth and with Vince McMahon likely being too old to wrestle again, Triple H would be the perfect heel for Steve Austin. If Austin can muster one more dream match, it has to be against Triple H.

1. CM Punk vs. Daniel Bryan

I don't know if this is the number one dream match for Wrestlemania XXX in the eyes of most WWE fans. But as an old-school fan, this is my personal Wrestlemania XXX dream match. As incredible technical wrestlers, CM Punk vs. Daniel Bryan would be guaranteed to steal the show. If the WWE needs one of them turn heel, Punk has already proven he can turn and make his character believable. And Punk's mic work would have fans in a frenzy leading up to Wrestlemania XXX.

Patrick Michael lives in New Orleans and has always been a big fan of pro wrestling. Patrick's favorite wrestling promotion was Mid-South Wrestling back in the 1980s. Patrick's favorite wrestling angle of all-time was the NWO and his favorite wrestler is Roddy Piper. Follow Patrick Michael on Twitter at patmichael84.

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