Over the past few years, we have seen a clambering for dream matches, in particular Sting vs The Undertaker.
So what would it be like, if for one night, WWE and TNA crossed paths for a four hour mega PPV?
Here is my dream card for that highly unlikely night….
MATCH ONE – FATAL FOUR WAY ULTIMATE X MATCH
ZEMA ION VS KENNY KING VS EVAN BOURNE VS TYSON KIDD
There is no better outlet for lighter Wrestlers than Ultimate X, and the four best high flyers from both federations would make one hell of a match here. After what we saw from Lockdown, King and Ion have wonderful talents, and are capable of solid in-ring action, as well as outstanding high flying exploits.
In my opinion, WWE’s two best high flyers are out injured, with doubts over whether Evan Bourne will actually return. However, there is no doubting the superb in-ring set the man has, and it would be a shame if we never saw him in a WWE ring again, although it would be an awesome opportunity for TNA if Bourne were to become a free agent.
In Kidd, WWE have the last graduate from the Hart Dungeon, and the Canadian has always seemed on the cusp of a push before something gets in the way, this latest time a huge knee injury.
In terms of a winner, for me it has to be Zema Ion. The man has recovered well from the inevitable mental stress caused when he accidentally injured Jesse Sorensen last year, and has almost single handedly, kept the X-Division’s high standards going over the past 9-12 months.
WINNER – ZEMA ION
MATCH TWO – MONSTER VS MONSTER
KANE VS ABYSS
I’m not a fan of the Joseph Parks character. I feel it insults everyone’s intelligence when TNA try and tell us that Abyss has a brother. However, a return for Abyss at this time would be perfect, and would remove that stale quality that he had before the gimmick change.
Despite both men being 300 lbs plus, they both have solid in-ring sets, although I don’t think this match should have a stipulation (Monster’s Ball match would only suit Abyss). These guys could have a solid ten-fifteen minute match, which I could see ending with a Black Hole Slam from Abyss, seeing TNA winning their second match of the night.
WINNER – ABYSS
MATCH THREE – BATTLE OF THE KICKS
JAMES STORM VS SHEAMUS
I have to say that I am a big fan of James Storm, and am glad that his world title run was not just a month run at the top, and has led to some classic PPV main event quality matches over the past eighteen months. His gimmick works, and he has a brilliant ability to work as both a heel and a face.
Sheamus on the other hand, is a much better heel than face; the more he acts like a good guy, the more I can only think about him being a happy leprechaun. But his in-ring style is good, and the only thing I hold against him is that he have still only seen him in one proper Wrestlemania match.
For me, it will be the Brogue that will win this battle, with Sheamus having a little bit more to overcome the Cowboy.
WINNER – SHEAMUS
MATCH FOUR – BATTLE OF THE POSTER-BOYS
JOHN CENA VS AJ STYLES
There is no denying that over the past ten years, these two men have been the faces of their respective promotions. The only major difference is that Styles has had multiple heel turns, keeping his character fresh.
Over the past few weeks, we have seen a different side of Cena in the ring; effectively since his match with Dolph Ziggler at TLC, and now more than ever, I have confidence that a match against AJ would bring out the best in Cena.
What can I say about AJ Styles that hasn’t already been said; the man has almost single handedly brought TNA up to the standard where it is today. Now, he has the opportunity, after a break from the company, to take his place back at the top of the company.
This would be my one match on the card that wouldn’t have a winner, with it being a draw in someway similar to the Punk-Cena match from this past autumn.
WINNER – DRAW
MATCH FIVE – DIVA VS KNOCKOUT
GAIL KIM VS TAMINA
I have picked each company’s strongest female competitor, and I would give the pair of them ten minutes to show what they can do. Both women have proved in the past that they have what it takes to make it in a male dominated world.
In the end though, Tamina seems to have that bit extra in terms of size, strength and agility that will give her the win.
WINNER – TAMINA SNUKA
MATCH SIX – ELIMINATION SIX MAN TAG
BULLY RAY, DEVON AND KEN ANDERSON VS THE SHIELD
The two most dominant factions in each company facing off in a match to find out who is the best in the world. In a match that could last anywhere between twenty and thirty minutes, I can only see a match full of high paced action.
After their respective partners had been eliminated, I can see the final two men being Bully Ray and Dean Ambrose. Both men have impressed hugely over the past six months; in my opinion, Bully Ray has produced the best work of anyone on the TNA roster over the past year, and after watching Ambrose, in my eyes, he is the one of The Shield I can imagine going to headline a Wrestlemania in the future.
Bully would have to get the win though, if not for pure reward for his excellent work.
WINNER – ACES AND EIGHTS – BULLY RAY
MATCH SEVEN AND MAIN EVENT – SIXTY MINUTE IRON MAN MATCH
KURT ANGLE VS DANIEL BRYAN VS CM PUNK VS BOBBY ROODE
We have reached the final match of the night, and I was thinking of ways to fit these four men into the card. In a one hour Iron Man match, we would have four men trying to get the best out of each other in a match I cannot recall happening in the past.
For this match, I am not going to pick a winner though. I could argue a case for every man to win, and we could go on forever about why each man deserves to win.
So I would like you to suggest a winner, and suggest matches I may have missed. I understand that I have missed off people like Daniels and Kazarian, Randy Orton, Ryback, Dolph Ziggler and Jeff Hardy, but it was just a case of matches I would like to see occur in the future. That is not to say that I wouldn’t put these men in matches further down the line.
All comments are welcome, and thanks for reading.