A lot of people have asked me about matches for Wrestlemania XXIX and believe it or not, preliminary plans were in place the moment Brock Lesnar signed a WWE contract. I'm told the following bouts have been proposed for the show next year in New Jersey:
- The Rock vs. Brock Lesnar (likely for the WWE Championship)
- Steve Austin vs. CM Punk
- John Cena vs. The Undertaker
As you can see, things have already changed with WWE opting to do Lesnar/Cena immediately and have Cena challenge The Undertaker for "the streak."
WWE laid the groundwork for Cena's challenge in this video with Cena commenting, "I know he [Undertaker] holds the streak near and dear but I don't see any reason for him to try for 21st. And after seeing the last four matches he's had at Wrestlemania, I'm certainly not involved with throwing my name in that hat."
For those wondering about Undertaker retiring, the last I heard he felt "great" after his match at Wrestlemania XXVIII and feels like he has plenty left in the tank after only working once a year.
Speaking of which, a name left off this lineup is Triple H who could end up facing Batista should a deal get done for him to return. As I reported yesterday here on WrestlingNewsWorld.com Premium, Batista has said to be interested in returning for a program with Hunter.