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How can Sting vs The Undertaker happen?

Aninda Das
8.89K   //    21 Aug 2015, 16:30 IST
Revenge at SummerSlam?

The stage is set. Come August 23, all roads lead to New York City. Headlined by Brock Lesnar v The Undertaker, Summer Slam 2015 has one of the most powerful match cards in years. Not to mention what is being touted as a potential show stealer in Kevin Owens v Cesaro.

The match card is indeed a very promising one. It certainly has the oomph to fortify many feuds for WrestleMania XXXII. However, there is one major superstar the WWE cannot afford to ignore if they want to make a splash before and at Wrestlemania. He is The Vigilante, The Icon, Sting. For years now, there has been a lot of talk of a dream match between The Undertaker and The Sting. With the latter’s entry into WWE last year, it seemed almost certain that the two would face each other at the grandest stage of them all. To the dismay of ardent WWE fans, it didn’t happen.

The company wanted to test Sting as a performer, and they did so by making him fight the COO of the company, Triple –H. Triple-H v Sting at WMXXII failed to captivate fans, but it certainly cemented fresh new hope of seeing “The Ultimate Dream match”. But since that evening, Sting has not made a single TV appearance for the WWE. The Undertaker, on the other han,d made an unexpected return a few weeks back at Battleground and a couple subsequently on RAW.

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If the WWE is planning to induct The Undertaker in the 2016 Hall of Fame, he must end his in-ring career with a bang, or a ‘gong’ in his case. For this to happen, a strong Undertaker vs Sting storyline must be built, something on the lines of Shawn Michaels vs Triple-H in 2002-03 or The Undertaker vs Shawn Michaels in 2008-09.  

The Undertaker is still winless against Brock Lesnar, and it is highly unlikely that the company will make him win at Summer Slam. The reality here is about promoting the future of the company, not legends of a bygone era. Their role is to mentor, carry and hone new talents for the future. The Undertaker has done this for years, and now the time is right to have a memorable storyline with someone of his stature before his final curtain call. 

The Storyline -  How it could happen

There is no history between Sting and Undertaker, no enmity whatsoever. All this can change if Sting costs The Undertaker his match against Brock Lesnar. But will the WWE turn Sting into a heel? 

Sting will invade the arena and point his bat at one of the two. Here, both Undertaker and Brock will be confused as to who Sting is pointing at. Taking advantage of the situation, Brock Lesnar will cheap shot The Deadman and roll him up for a victory. The Deadman will become furious and will stare at Sting with all his fury. The show will end.

Next night on Raw, Undertaker will call Sting out to the ring but he’ll be greeted by a sarcastic Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman. The two will mock the Undertaker on his 3rd straight defeat. When suddenly the lights go out. In the next frame, Paul Heyman and Brock Lesnar are lying unconscious in the ring. Undertaker is confused as he sees the urn that Paul Bearer used to carry in the middle of the ring. Picks it up and sees “22-2” written on it. Turns and sees Sting standing face-to-face. The two start exchanging kicks and punches. Triple-H comes running down the aisle and stops them. But then pedigrees The Undertaker, and says, “This was for 28, 27 and 17”, shakes Sting’s hands and starts laughing.  

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