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With all of the sudden changes and the McMahon family taking over the WWE telling the universe that they plan to listen to what they want had me thinking a bit. Since Christmas is around the corner and the results from the tapings this past week already getting spoiled for me, I decided to come up with a list that I wish Triple H, Stephanie McMahon, Vince McMahon, and Shane McMahon will all listen to. All I want for Christmas this year are my dream matches that are yet to happen in the WWE or haven’t been explored enough. Let’s be honest, we are all sick of seeing Rey Mysterio take on Randy Orton, but we want more of matches like Seth Rollins vs Shinsuke Nakamura which we saw at this years Survivor Series which by the way was a fantastic match. All the WWE Universe is saying is that we want you to stop force feeding us trash like Bobby Lashley, A.O.P., and anything else we haven’t been enjoying over the last year or so. What we want is more tag team matches because that division is dying and it needs a boost. Right now, here are all of my dream matches that need to happen WWE:
Becky Lynch vs Ronda Rousey
This is obviously at the top of the list for a reason and that is because what we saw from Becky and Ronda before Becky’s injury was absolute gold. Their feud on Twitter and in the the halls of the WWE has trumped (for lack of better words) anything that the men have been doing and is certainly more interesting than Seth vs Dean. We all know that this match more than likely may happen at WrestleMania 35 (which it should) and if it does happen than this needs to main event the whole damn show. This is the greatest generation of women’s wrestlers the industry has ever seen and there is no one better to set history than these two. We just hope that the brass at the WWE know a smart business decision when it smacks them right in the face.
Kalisto vs Rey Mysterio
For a very long time, all I wanted was to see Rey Mysterio take on Sin Cara in the battle of the Luchadores, but in the sense of a generational thing like the Rock had with Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania X8. Unfortunately, Sin Cara never really panned out in the WWE (both versions to be exact) and Kalisto seemed to be this day and ages new Rey Mysterio in the past couple of years. It almost seems impossible that it’ll happen with Rey on Smackdown Live and Kalisto trapped in the Lucha House Party on RAW and 205 Live, but I think this is a match that can happen somewhere down the road. Rey is an absolute legend in the business who showed that you didn’t have to be 6’7″ and built like a brick sh** house to be a star in the wrestling world. Now he needs to pass the torch to the next in line which is obviously Kalisto and while I’ll try not to hold my breath for this one, I’ll definitely dream about seeing it. Plus, I truly believe that these two would excite a crowd with the action whether it be on RAW, Smackdown Live, or 205 Live.
Seth Rollins vs AJ Styles
I honestly do not believe that Seth Rollins and AJ Styles have ever locked up in a one on one match in the WWE. Seth Rollins is a guy who is carrying a generation of wrestlers in the WWE right now as he is and always was the future of the company. AJ Styles is a legend in the business that did things a little differently than most when it came to his road to the WWE. In the last two years or so, AJ has proved that he can carry a championship and a brand on his shoulders and he continues to do so. I mean the man had a five star match with John Cena which are words that are often not uttered a lot. Seth Rollins had one of the most impressive title runs the first time around before he suffered that knee injury that put him on the shelf for a while. He has since made a major return and has had some fantastic matches with whomever he steps in the ring with (except Dean Ambrose). I think the two best wrestlers in the business need to clash in the ring sooner rather than later.
Lars Sullivan vs Braun Strowman
I know one has done very little in the WWE itself while the other one is the darling of the WWE Universe with his catchy catch phrase, “Get These Hands.” I am talking about the monster of NXT Lars Sullivan and the Monster Among Men Braun Strowman who despite having a title shot at the Royal Rumble is most likely not walking out with the Universal Championship. What should happen is what I like to call the battle of the Gargantuas as I propose Lars Sullivan vs Braun Strowman. It would be the perfect match to establish Lars as the most dominant monster in the WWE since you’ve established that the Monster Among Men is nothing compared to the Beast Incarnate. This one also plays into my next dream match after this one so bare with me. I have to agree with my fellow colleague on Five Star Podcast who has stated that the WWE should treat Lars in the same way they had treated the Big Red Monster Kane when he first debuted in the WWE and that is just make him dominant.
Brock Lesnar vs Lars Sullivan
I am giving you a two for one right here with Lars Sullivan, but I want to treat it more like a funeral for Brock Lesnar. I think the WWE Universe is absolutely done having a Universal Champion who is only contractually obligated to be there six times a year. They have a plethora of talent to the point that if they knew how to use them then they’d be all set bringing back someone like Brock. It was cool for the first year or two when he was picking on guys like John Cena, but there is no use for him anymore. That is where Lars Sullivan comes into play here and again bare with me. Lars has just come off a big win over Braun and now to establish himself as the most dominant force the industry has ever seen, he sends Brock Lesnar into retirement and back to the UFC where he belongs because this is Lars’s house now. It would be a passing of the torch moment that I would force Brock to do so that we can move on from him and into the future. I know the guy hasn’t wrestled on the main roster yet, but this is a chance for the company to establish him as a dominant force. This is part one of Dream matches with Mr. X so stay tuned here for part 2.