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LaBar's Pro Wrestling Mailbag: On CM Punk and autobiographies
Pro wrestler CM Punk

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Justin LaBar hosts Wrestling Reality Tuesdays at 2 p.m. on TribLIVE Radio. He is the producer and host of online video wrestling talk show Chair Shot Reality. He's been featured on NBC Sports recognized as a leading analyst in wrestling. You can also see him at independent wrestling shows around the country as he frequently makes guest host appearances.

By Justin LaBar

Published: Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, 4:48 p.m.

@MikeBeanX: what is wwe's plan for cm punk at wrestlemania 30? #tribwrestling

Right now, I see three likely possibilities.

The first being Triple H. The second being whoever is the WWE's World Heavyweight, Unified, Undisputed or European champion. You figure one of those names will stick with the title situation.

Punk is a reliable babyface who could always step into a title match if needed. I personally would like to see the chase for one unified title happen at WrestleMania and put four guys in a match going after it.

Triple H is always a possibility because we're talking WrestleMania. Neither he nor Punk are going to work The Undertaker again. Triple H is the authority and Punk is always a draw going up against authority, whether that be Triple H, Vince McMahon or John Laurinaitis. It always seems to sell.

The dark horse is Roman Reigns. It's clear Reigns is destined for big things based on his booking and natural gifts. We're currently seeing a feud with The Shield and Punk. The great thing about The Shield is the great thing about any other stable — the gauntlet.

Punk could kill time between now and WrestleMania going through the trio as he works his way to Reigns. It wouldn't be the biggest marquee match, but it would be a huge test for Reigns before WWE goes any further.

There is also a ton of backstory to tap into with The Shield's entire debut in 2012 being centered around protecting Punk as WWE champion.

I can hear it now, Reigns: “I protected you for so long from everybody else. Who is going to protect you from me?”

@JamoOnTheRocks : If you had to pick one Non WWE produced, tell all book. Taker or Jim Ross, why? #TribWRESTLING @JustinLaBar

The Undertaker.

Jim Ross is a great mind in wrestling. However, we've been able to read his thoughts via his blog. We've heard him on many panels and documentaries.

The fact The Undertaker has protected his character so well for so long, you can't deny the desire to read his diary. Plus, Ross has seen a lot, especially since he was once an executive for WWE. But The Undertaker is one of the boys dressing in the locker room every week for two decades — just more access with a different perspective to the locker room and what went on in the ring.

I would have to say the only person more interesting than The Undertaker for a book would be Vince McMahon. I doubt either will ever happen by the way. The closest thing we'll get is The Undertaker's Hall of Fame speech and any breaking of kayfabe he does for a full biography DVD on his character.




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