Over the years pro wrestling has had some great 60 minute matches whether it be a time limit draw or an Iron Man Match. Over the last three years CM Punk and Daniel Bryan have gotten to a level in WWE that no one ever thought they would. It almost reminds me of Shawn Michaels and Bret Hart in the early 90’s and how they rose to the top and it eventually culminated to one of the best matches in WWE history at Wrestlemania 12. CM Punk and Daniel Bryans history is a lot deeper then Michaels or Hart because they started in the smaller circuits together and crossed paths many times before ever making it to WWE.
There have been five 60 minute Iron Man Matches in WWE history and they are:
Shawn Michaels vs. Bret Hart: Wrestlemania 12- March 31, 1996
Triple H vs. The Rock: Judgment Day- May 21, 2000
Brock Lesnar vs. Kurt Angle: Smackdown- September 18, 2003
Chris Benoit vs. Triple H: Raw- July 26, 2004
John Cena vs. Randy Orton: Bragging Rights- October 25, 2009
I think the WWE Universe is due for another Iron Man Match. They have proven that they can go the distance and have the stamina, creativity and styles to make it a great match. You have your Cenas, Ortons, and stars of that nature but right now CM Punk and Daniel Bryan are the two best pro wrestlers on the roster. I have always been critical of WWE for not letting Punk and Bryan use their Ring of Honor styles on WWE TV. I think an Iron Man Match between these two would allow it to happen. A lot of the younger generation of wrestling fans don’t know what Punk and Bryan are capable of but as a pro wrestling fan I have watched CM Punk and the American Dragon during their time in Ring of Honor and I know what they are capable of doing inside of a wrestling ring.
There are so many scenarios that could make this happen like maybe a WWE Title and World Heavyweight Title unification match, or maybe the next time the WWE has a pay-per view in Philadelphia which is the home of the old ECW and not to far from the home of Ring of Honor. These are just a couple of scenarios that would make this Iron Man Match a great one.
Whether it happens or not remains to be see but if it does it would go down as one of the greatest matches in pro wrestling history. The Best in the World versus the American Dragon in an epic showdown would be remembered for years to come. WWE it’s time for another Iron Man Match and these two are the perfect two for the job.