From the WWE Rumor Mill: Latest update on John Cena vs The Undertaker at WrestleMania 34
This is going to be fun to watch...
What's the story?
John Cena vs The Undertaker has been a WrestleMania dream match for a very long time. But for some reason, Vince McMahon consistently booked each of these legends in other programs for the Show Of Shows.
But WrestleMania 34 might finally be the year this match goes down and if Vince McMahon has anything to say about it, John Cena's opponent for Mania this year is going to be bigger than the WWE Championship.
In case you didn't know...
The Undertaker and John Cena aren't strangers to each other, but they have been lacking that one big confrontation between the two.
Taker never passed a torch to John Cena. Instead, Cena just took the ball and ran with it for more than a decade which is where we find ourselves at now.
The heart of the matter
When The Wrestling Observer Newsletter reported that he was told John Cena's opponent for WrestleMania wouldn't be AJ Styles because Cena's match was bigger than the WWE Championship, it really got the rumor mill going.
Plenty of people speculated about who his opponent could be seeing how there aren't a lot of names who could be bigger than WWE's biggest title on SmackDown Live. The Undertaker, Goldberg, Batista, and Hulk Hogan were all mentioned, but for one reason or another, all of those names seem unlikely except for The Dead Man.
The perception is that John Cena's WrestleMania opponent will be revealed during the big 25th Aniversary of Raw on the 22nd of January which also happens to be the go-home show for the Royal Rumble pay-per-view event. Therefore, only time will tell how things will turn out, but there's a pretty good theory floating around about how it might go down.
Bryan Alvarez hypothesized on Wrestling Observer Live that The Undertaker could tease his retirement on the Raw 25th Aniversary Show and then John Cena could come down to challenge Big Evil for a match at WrestleMania... one last ride.
Whether John Cena wins or loses at WrestleMania, it will still be a great match if it goes down. Let's just hope The Undertaker's hip really is good enough to take bumps in the ring. Because if Cena walks away as the victor, then The Phenom will need to take at least one Attitude Adjustment in the process.
Pro wrestling isn't ballet and it's not always pretty either. John Cena and The Undertaker could tell a great story in the ring as The Dead Man takes Cena to new lengths in what he thought was possible in the ring. But it's all up to WWE at this point so just strap in, buckle up, and hold on because the Road To WrestleMania is likely to be a wild ride this year.