Originally Posted by Dr. Death
Not wanting to get into an argument, but I disagree. To me, a torch passing match is where you know superstar is going to be gone for a long time, or retiring, and is essentially giving the reigns as the head guy to whoever he is facing. One might argue the Cena/JBL and HHH/Batista matches were those(i'm not saying i see it that way, just using as possible examples). To me this match is merely a past meets present collision dream match. Similar to how say 4 years from now Cm Punk faces HBK(I think it would be the first time they would face with one another, correct me if I am wrong). Or Stone Cold vs CM Punk that could happen next year. Austin wouldn't be passing the torch to Punk, though I am sure others would call it a torch passing match.