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WWE: Jim Ross talks up CM Punk vs Brock Lesnar WrestleMania match

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CM Punk and the WWE remain no closer to reconciling their differences it seems after a couple of weeks filled with rumors of legal battles and petty decisions. 

That hasn't stopped legendary commentator Jim Ross from talking up the possibility of Punk's return for what he describes as a Wrestlemania 31 match up that would "ignite the PPV marketplace".

And who does Ross see going up against the absent Superstar at Levi's Stadium next March?

None other than reigning WWE Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar.

"I wonder what the chance would be to see a CM Punk vs. Brock Lesnar WM31 WWE Title Bout?," wrote Ross on his popular blog.

"Stranger things have happened and that pairing would guarantee WWE a ton of new subscribers and likely ignite the PPV marketplace as well.

"Communication and money solve many ills and that would be a terrific main event considering that as it stands today WWE has major work to do in assembling what looks to be more of an ensemble card than one that is one or two main event heavy at this time.

"I'm sure that I'm not alone in wanting to see a Lesnar-Punk headliner at WM31 because it equates to big money for all involved."

Fantasy or reality?

Ross is right in that pairing the controversial Punk, absent from the WWE since January's Royal Rumble, in a sensational return match up against the man who ended The Undertaker's Wrestlemania steak last year would be one to send ticket sales through the roof.

But at the moment the likelihood of that happening seems slim.

With CM Punk rumored to have sent a 22-page legal document to the WWE last month and the company themselves having muted fan's cheers for the ever-popular wrestler at a recent broadcasting of a WWE 2k15 event, Vince McMahon and co would have to work hard over the intermitting months to convince Punk to return.

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The lure of the biggest show on Earth

Having said that it is believed that one of the main reasons for CM Punk's self-imposed exodus in 2014 is because he feels he was overlooked for big shows in favor of 'part-time' talent.

Waving the biggest carrot the wrestling world has to offer - the main event at Wrestlemania - in front of his face is certainly one way to go about reversing that trend.

Jim Ross is of course simply hypothesising at this point but we have to agree that a match up between Lesnar and Punk would go a long way to appeasing fans who are increasingly disgruntled with what the powers that be have been putting forward.

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