I'm sure that by the title of this post, you're thinking I'm going to talk about the main event for Genesis. Nice try, but I'm actually talking about the main event trilogy for Wrestlemania this coming year. WWE has tipped their hand and given us a look at what's coming. We've got John Cena vs. The Rock as we all know, but we've also got CM Punk vs. Chris Jericho, which is a fairly new development. Lastly, we've got something people are far less likely to clamor for.....The Undertaker vs........HHH. Again. For the third time.
Okay, I get it...the theme is the Attitude Era main event star's final runs. If you add in the possibility of Brock Lesnar vs. Steve Austin, which has been brought up in the recent past, and you've got a pretty potent card filled with a hodge-podge of both kinds of performers critics give TNA crap for. You've got performers who can no longer go and performers who have a place that will last for a while to carry them. The problem is that once again, this is a band-aid on a bullet wound. You can pull in a couple of guys for a 'one more match' type of thing but once that match is used up, there is nothing left to fall back on except what The Rock did last year....hosting the event.
Triple H is The Undertaker's last opponent? Really? If they decide to end the story of Taker here, they are absolutely out of their minds. The mystique of the Undertaker story begs to be ended on a more supernatural, ethereal note. In my mind, the only man who could put the Deadman's story to closure is Kane. IF IF IF Taker wants one more year AND if Kane is looking to retire as well, the best close to this story is a Last Man Standing Match.
Neither man is able to answer the count of ten and Paul Bearer, along with the druids come in with two coffins. Each is taken to the top of the ramp, laying side by side. Bearer calls down the lightning and both coffins are revealed as being empty. And so ends the stories of Kane and Taker.....and it allows a comeback if WWE NEEDS IT.
In the meantime, Taker's opponent for this year really HAS to be something fresh and unless they can do something special here, they are in for a tough year for the character. I'm NOT saying that the upcoming Mania card trifecta isn't an entertaining one on paper. I AM saying, however, that the results seem entirely too predictable for me to be able to sit back and enjoy it as a fan instead of a critic.