NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 01:  WWE World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton attends the WrestleMania 30 press conference at the Hard Rock Cafe New York on April 1, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Andrew Toth/FilmMagic)
Why These Pro Wrestling Dream Matches Probably Would Have Been Terrible
Hogan vs. Cena
Hulk Hogan defeated Randy Orton in Hogan’s last match at SummerSlam 2006, the same night that John Cena faced Edge for the WWE Championship. Hogan was on his last legs, while Cena was young, so the dream match would have been a slow-paced punch fest until Hogan “passed the torch” that he no longer carried.
Piper vs. Punk
CM Punk and “Rowdy” Roddy Piper could have wrestled in the 2000s, since Piper wrestled into the 2010s, while Punk made his WWE debut in 2006. However, WWE books legends as unbeatable stars against current talents, so Piper would’ve quickly squashed the inexperienced Punk for a cheap nostalgia pop.
Jake Roberts vs. Randy Orton
While a match between Jake “The Snake” Roberts and “The Viper” Randy Orton sounds like a dream match, the altercation between the two in 2005 was pretty underwhelming. Years of alcoholism and drug use had left Roberts a shell of his former self, while Orton was as green as they come.
Ric Flair vs. MJF
The arrogant rich guy gimmick was perfected by “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair in the ‘80s and ‘90s, a role that’s now been taken up by Maxwell Jacob Friedman, or MJF. Although both of them are amazing at the mic, Flair is currently in his 70s, while MJF is in his 20s, so a match between the two would be hard to watch.
Sting vs. Cena
Both Cena and Sting have been top guys and strong workers in their respective companies, but we never got to see a Cena versus Sting match. Cena could’ve carried Sting to a low-key classic, or a sloppy drag, but the only time we did see the two together is when they defeated Seth Rollins and Big Show in a 2015 tag match.