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CM Punk and Steve Austin, Possible Main Event for WrestleMania 29: Fan’s Take
On the night after WrestleMania 27, World Wrestling Entertainment laid the foundation for what has become arguably the greatest main event in history of WrestleMania. In less than a week, John Cena and the Rock will battle at WrestleMania 28.
Should WWE determine that the main event was a success, they may decide to announce the main event for next year's event on the April 2nd edition of Raw. What main event could be a monster favorite of the fans that will be at MetLife stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. next year?
CM Punk vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin
If the Texas Rattlesnake has one more match left before retiring for good, Punk could be the perfect opponent. These two have battled on Twitter in the past and have even had a couple on-air segments that left the WWE Universe wanting more.
They are the complete opposites of people, with Austin swigging beer, while Punk drinks Pepsi. The Straight Edge Superstar is one of the best talkers on the microphone in the sport today and can back his talk up with his in-ring action. Austin was one of the main reasons why WWE was able to defeat World Championship Wrestling in the Monday Night Wars. His feuds with the Rock and Triple H for the world championship turned out some of the greatest matches of the 2000s.
The only downfall in the eyes of WWE with this match could be that Punk isn't as established of a star as Cena. Building a main event around Cena was easy because the WWE Universe either loves or hates the former multi-time world champion. While Punk has done a great job of either making the crowd love or despise him, he may not be big enough for WWE. As we saw during his brief feud with Kevin Nash, the WWE realizes that Punk has been around a while and had Nash call him out on not being a main-eventer.
With Austin, they have an established star that the fans go crazy for every time he appears, even though he hasn't wrestled in years. He will always be one of the most beloved wrestlers in the sport and could probably still sell out any arena the promotion will perform at.
If Punk and Austin do battle at next year's WrestleMania, it would easily be one of the most anticipated matches in WWE history.
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Hobson Lopes has been a fan of professional wrestling since watching SummerSlam 1992 with his father and can be followed on Twitter @HobsonLopes.
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