Current WWE WrestleMania XXIX plans and potential scenarios
Twist in original booking idea.
According to F4WOnline.com's Bryan Alvarez and Dave Meltzer, it looks like the long-awaited WrestleMania match of Brock Lesnar vs. The Undertaker will not happen next year.
Instead, all signs point to a Lesnar vs. Triple H rematch to co-headline WrestleMania XXIX at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, with The Rock, CM Punk, and John Cena.
Keep in mind, if the SummerSlam pay-per-view buyrate leaves a lot to be desired, plans can quickly change, as we have seen over the years. In my view, there is not a particularly high demand for a Lesnar-HHH rematch, as their last encounter while unpredictable and well worked, did not exactly light the wrestling world on fire.
Even though most will not be surprised if it is The Rock vs. John Cena II at WrestleMania XXIX, Meltzer mentioned a few weeks back that the main event could change to Rock vs. Punk. Considering WWE Chairman Vince McMahon is all for a Rock-Cena rematch, there is a very stong chance that will happen, even with the company marketing this year's original matchup as "once in a lifetime."
Rock vs. Punk is definitely the fresher main event, but I could easily see that as the Royal Rumble headliner, allowing Rock to beat the top heel for his first WWE Championship in over decade and logically, defend it against Cena at WrestleMania, who would earn a shot via winning the Rumble match or Elimination Chamber. Above all other reasons for booking Rock-Cena II is the financial impact. Live gate-wise, WWE will make a significant amount in the New York market regardless of the headliner, but Rock vs. Cena II belongs on the biggest PPV, as both are clearly the company's biggest part-time and full-time draws by significant margin.
If Lesnar-Undertaker is out of the realm of possibility despite it being teased for two years, then the next best opponent for Undertaker would be Cena, who has not wrestled him on pay-per-view since WWE Vengeance back in July 2003. At the time, Cena was a rising star, but still a year and a half out from rising to the main event level.
A Cena-Undertaker match could actually humanize Cena's character more, especially if he defends and loses the WWE Championship to Rock at Royal Rumble. You could do an angle where Cena vows that after losing his title and being pinned by Rock twice, he must redeem himself by doing the unthinkable--ending Undertaker's WrestleMania streak.