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It would be the biggest money match the WWE could dream up for the 30th anniversary of the greatest wrestling show on Earth.
Their 14-Time World Champion, John Cena, versus the longest tenured WWE performer ever, The Undertaker.
Over the past decade, plus, John Cena and The Undertaker have only had one proper feud and several sparse encounters.
However, the two juggernauts have never been able to have a program since John Cena has become the defining WWE Superstar of the last decade.
In 2003 when Cena was still wearing jerseys to the ring and and coming into his own he got into the face of an unrelenting "American Badass." The two, would have great matches for the WWE Smackdown! brand, but those matches now only serve as teases of what a WrestleMania main event between these two would be like.
The Undertaker has stood across the ring from "The Immortal" Hulk Hogan. The Ultimate Warrior. Ric Flair. Bret Hart. Shawn Michaels. "Stone Cold" Steve Austin. The Rock. Triple H. For 25 years he has been a constant. A measuring stick. An equalizer to all the greatest names to wrestle in a 20-by-20 ring.
He has stared down the largest icons of professional wrestling and the WWE and outlasted them all.
But not John Cena.
The leader of "The Cenation." A 14-time World Champion. The man who has climbed every brick wall, every challenge, put in front of him. His motto is "Never Give Up." He has become the biggest name in professional wrestling. A main event draw equal to that of Bruno Sammartino, Hulk Hogan, and "Stone Cold" Steve Austin.
John Cena has lived up to every expectation and won over many of even the most jaded professional wrestling fans. He has proven to everyone that at the end of the day this business is what his life is about. John Cena has defeated every obstetrical put in front of him.
But not The Undertaker.
The Undertaker and John Cena have accomplished so much in their careers. They have won championship after championship. Main evented show after show. They have given professional wrestling fans exhibitions of talent and storytelling that made them gasp in awe time and time again.
But never have they had the opportunity to face one another in manner truly deserving.
"The Phenom". Undefeated at WrestleMania. 21 and 0. John Cena. The face of the largest professional wrestling company in the world.
Can a grander story be thought of between two living WWE icons still active?
These two men could stand face-to-face on WWE Monday Night Raw in the coming months of 2014 and they, and the fans, would know that each man would be looking at the biggest challenge of their career.
For John Cena, it would be a challenge bigger than any other he had faced. Edge. Randy Orton. CM Punk. The Rock. His most iconic opponents would pale in comparison to the idea of John Cena challenging The Undertaker to a match at the 30th Anniversary of WrestleMania.
It would be a story that would lead up to one single moment in time.
It would be the biggest test "The Streak" could now ever face. The Undertaker has never faced "The Face of WWE" at it's premier event. He never faced Hulk Hogan at a WrestleMania. He never stared down Steve Austin at the biggest show of the year.
But he could stand nose-to-nose with John Cena with over 70,000 fans screaming and waiting with baited breath for every move either of them made.
The feud between these two would be the biggest possible story the team at WWE could think of and what event would be more deserving of the culmination of a story between John Cena and The Undertaker than WrestleMania XXX?
To me, this would be the modern reinterpretation of Andre the Giant vs. Hulk Hogan.
Two legends. One in the twilight of his career and the other still in his prime. John Cena, like Hulk Hogan, challenges the undefeated streak of The Undertaker, not so unlike the supposed "undefeated streak" of one Andre the Giant.
An unofficial sequel to "The Immovable Object Meeting the Irresistible Force?"
You want goosebumps? You want excitement? You want a story?
The Undertaker and John Cena would give us the match of the year. The would create imagery and sound bits in their match that would be replayed in montages at the 50th Anniversary of Wrestlemania.
They would take every set of eyes in New Orleans, or on a TV screen, and take them on a 30 minutes roller coaster ride of absolute adrenaline.
It isn't Mike Tyson versus Mhummad Ali, but in all reality it might be something even better.
It is the man who has stood by and seen every icon of the WWE fall since his arrival taking on perhaps the greatest the WWE has ever produced.
For The Undertaker a victory over John Cena would be validation that he still is and always has been "better than the best."
For John Cena it would be the chance to wrestle and perhaps defeat and overcome the largest hurdle his career could ever face.
To do something Ric Flair, Batista, Shawn Michaels, Triple H, CM Punk, and dozens more have never done. Defeat the keeper of WrestleMania. The dragon that has guarded the castle for 21 years. "The Demon of Death Valley."
There are now few men on the WWE roster today who can appear to have even a ghost of a chance at being the one to end an undefeated streak that has stood for 21 years. That honor is held under lock and key by one of the greatest WWE characters to ever live. John Cena might be the last man standing. The final one who is worth challenging an unprecedented accomplishment.
One last demonstration of dominance, but can The Undertaker defeat a man who has accomplished everything and ultimately topped everyone in his path for over a decade?
What gives when you place two men who are so different, but mean so much to professional wrestling in vastly different ways?
The story between The Undertaker and John Cena would obviously be one that would be designed to lead to a match at WrestleMania XXX.
But does it end there?
If The Undertaker manages to take his historic undefeated streak to 22 and 0 will John Cena be able to move on from a defeat that huge without a rematch? John Cena has never been able to move on with a challenge still unfinished. He would surely seek a rematch and call out "The Deadman" to try and once again prove himself. That loss, like his loss to The Rock, would haunt him for over a year.
If John Cena ended "The Streak" on the grand stage of WrestleMania XXX it would be the end of over two decades of history, but would it be the end of The Undertaker? Would The Undertaker's first loss at WrestleMania become his last? Or would "The Last Outlaw" strike back with furious vengeance?
In this story something would have to give.
Would it be the first time we would ever see The Undertaker defeated at a WrestleMania or the first time we ever see John Cena not overcome a challenge presented to him.
This would be a story of pure will. Who comes out the victor? Whose determination is greater?
To me that is what would make this head and shoulders one of the most important stories 2014 could hold.