Wrestlemania 28 predictions: CM Punk vs. Chris Jericho
WWE Champion CM Punk vs. Chris Jericho
Alfonso: Chris Jericho
It looks likely that this feud will continue through at least another pay per view or two, so it makes sense to put Jericho over in this bout, and have Punk chase him for the title for the next couple months. If given the green light, these two could easily have a show-stealing performance, and a match of the year contest. But, realistically, this match is third-from-the-top, and both men will probably be forced to hold back a bit. Still, this is sure to be a heck of a contest.
Anthony: Chris Jericho
CM Punk has had a long title run and it may be time to drop the title. Jericho has been on the money building this rivalry up. I have not been a huge fan of the storyling involving Punk’s family, but I like the emotion and vulnerability Punk has been showing. After he loses to Jericho, I hope to see him become more violent and return to the character he was a few months ago when he was the talk of the WWE. Jericho’s title run won’t be long, but just enough to extend this feud and milk it for a few more matches. Usually after Jericho returns from a long absence in the WWE he starts out really hot before fading. He has not done that during his most recent run and I’m thankful for that. Punk and Jericho are two of the best all-around workers in the WWE and they’re poised to have a match of the year candidate.
Seth: CM Punk
The match with the best build, and I honestly don't know which way it will go. Jericho lost at the Rumble and lost at Chamber, and Extreme Rules is in Chicago, so you could make a case that Jericho goes over here and Punk regains in Chicago. But Punk has had so many start-stop title reigns that I think this one needs some time to give him momentum. I'll guess Punk goes over -- and how about this for a finish: Maybe Jericho goes for the Lionsault and Punk catches him in midair on his shoulders and hits the GTS for the win.
Josh: Chris Jericho
Jericho has a history stealing the show at WrestleMania (he did so at WrestleMania XIX in Seattle with Shawn Michaels), and he and Punk will try to do the same. A title change makes sense here. This is one of the only WrestleMania matchups that equates to a long-term feud, and Jericho as a heel champ butting heads with Punk can draw money all the way to a SummerSlam rematch.