Over the years, WrestleMania’s has gotten bigger and better and so has the Undertaker’s legacy. He is one of the most respected and revered wrestlers around. WrestleMania has been the stomping ground of ‘The Phenom’ where he has laid waste to some illustrious names.
There are a number of potential opponents for the Undertaker if he does decide to make a comeback with the name of Finn Balor also doing the rounds as a potential opponent. Fans have also craved for the legendary Sting vs. Undertaker match at WrestleMania. With Sting wanting to get back into the ring, the long awaited match has also become a possibility. A match with Cena is also long overdue and was originally planned for WrestleMania 32 before Cena got injured.
It now looks like the feeling in the decision-making rooms at WWE Headquarters is that the Undertaker is in great shape and will most definitely wrestle at the grand event in Orlando next year. The choice of his opponent is also as unique as the Deadman’s gimmick.
There are growing reports that Taker’s opponent at Mania will be none other than WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens. The idea is that Owens will lose the Universal title well before WrestleMania and will enter into a feud with the Undertaker. An intriguing aspect is that Royal Rumble is being held in San Antonio, Texas which is Taker’s home state. So this feud may start as early as the Rumble and continue to peak and culminate in a match at WrestleMania.
The Undertaker’s streak may have been conquered by the ‘Beast Incarnate’ Brock Lesnar, but a match with the living legend at WrestleMania is every pro wrestler's dream. The building is charged with energy when Taker steps into the ring at WrestleMania. The aura and honor of having The Undertaker as an opponent is a privilege that many fail to experience.
After WrestleMania 32 however, there were doubts if Taker would set foot again inside the squared circle. He defeated Shane McMahon in a Hell In A Cell match and hasn’t been a part of WWE programming since then. Taker himself said that he was done and that was his last match. The WWE Universe was shocked by this announcement and still hoped in their hearts that they would see ‘The Deadman’ perform at WrestleMania one last time.
The biggest pay per view is still a long way away and knowing how the landscape of WWE is ever changing, this plan may be dropped. But for now, Owens will benefit a lot from a matchup with ‘The Phenom’. Owens is a talented worker and a master when it comes to storytelling inside the ring. A match with Taker, who is a brawler will definitely be one for the highlight reels.
Let us know what you think about this booking decision? Should Kevin Owens go on to face Undertaker at WrestleMania 33? Or do you have someone else in mind? Let us know in the comments below.
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