For the first time in a few years questions surrounding The Undertaker’s WWE WrestleMania match appeared answered. Brock Lesnar was locked and ready to go. However, new reports suggest that the Dead Man may not wind up wrestling the former UFC champ after all.
[adinserter name=”366 left”]This was one of those rare years where there was no mystery about who would be challenging the streak. Brock Lesnar was reportedly set for the spot with numerous outlets reporting that Lesnar and Taker are a go for months. Apparently that is no longer the case and there are new opponents rumored for the Dead Man.
A new report in the Wrestling Observer has fans excited about a new prospective Mania match. Dave Meltzer reports that The Undertaker has personally requested to wrestle Daniel Bryan at WrestleMania. Meltzer indicates that the plans between Taker and Lesnar have been in the works for awhile and nothing has officially changed at this point. Yet there is a small possibility that the spot could open up for Bryan.
As soon as this news hit the Internet fans went wild on social media with the idea of Bryan vs. Taker. There are a few reasons that I believe this may be the better way to go with Undertaker. For starters he’d have to wrestle a far less physical match with Bryan. Quite frankly that is the most important key here. The Undertaker is always banged up and at his age a match with Lesnar could really take its toll. Wrestling against someone as smooth as Daniel Bryan would be more physically accommodating for the big man as opposed to working with the former UFC champion. I don’t think anyone would deny that and reports indicate that the WWE are greatly concerned about the physicality of a Lesnar vs. Undertaker match.
Two, Bryan could greatly benefit from this spot. Wrestling The Undertaker will do nothing for Brock Lesnar as a draw. Quite frankly it could hurt him since he will likely be the one looking up at the lights. The WWE could get far more mileage out of putting Bryan in this position than Lesnar.
Sheamus is another name that has popped up lately when talking about The Undertaker’s match at WrestleMania 30. There are some that believe that Sheamus is in the running for that spot. Sheamus was up for the spot a few years ago and it never came to fruition. I think of the three options, this would be the worst idea in regards to match quality. I am sure the match would be good but I don’t see the potential for a classic like a Taker vs. Bryan or Lesnar would have.
The other advantage to scrapping Lesnar vs. Undertaker is that it opens up Lesnar for something else on the show. I don’t know who he’d wrestle other than The Undertaker but now you have an added big match to the show. Maybe Sheamus vs. Brock or even Bryan vs. Brock with Sheamus getting the spot with Taker? With Brock’s recent overtures made towards the WWE title, maybe he somehow winds up in that situation?
[adinserter name=”366 right”]When the dust settles I still think they go with Lesnar and The Undertaker. There is a story already there going back to their confrontation at a UFC event and the match would be bigger than anything else on the show. As much as I am intrigued by Bryan and Taker, I think the smart move for business here is to stick with the game plan.
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