The ongoing rumors about the real main-event of WWE WrestleMania 30 and future WrestleMania events continue. We can all stop guessing about who will try to end The Undertaker’s streak as a new report indicates that has now been set.
Dave Meltzer in the newest Wrestling Observer newsletter reports that the WWE finally have a plan on the books for The Undertaker. It isn’t Sting and thank goodness it isn’t Ryback. It’s also not John Cena, contrary to rumors early on about a planned match between the two. It’s the WrestleMania match Vince McMahon wanted a few years back and couldn’t sign.
[adinserter name=”366 left”]Brock Lesnar is penciled in as the next man up to try and end the streak. Meltzer reports that the match is a go as long as The Undertaker is up to working such a physical match. Taker has set the standard so high with his last several Mania matches that he just may not be able to pull it off at this stage in his career. There is also concern it would appear about putting Taker into such a physical match.
The news is somewhat expected as this match has been rumored about for quite some time. The match was booked in Vince McMahon’s a few years back when Brock was UFC champion. Brock and The Undertaker even shot an angle at ringside after Brock lost the title to Cain Velasquez. UFC president Dana White immediately squashed it since Brock was under contract to the UFC. Vince finally gets the match he wants.
But this immediately raises questions about the wrestlers left out in the cold here. Where does this leave the open spots?
Sting – There have been rumors of a Sting vs. Undertaker match for months. Sting himself has even commented on interviews how much he’d love to wrestle The Undertaker at WrestleMania. Does this indicate that the WWE doesn’t believe Sting will leave TNA? What if Sting does come over? Is there anything they can do with him to pay off the signing? Other than Sting vs. John Cena or The Rock I don’t see it.
The Rock – The Rock was penciled in as far as back as last year to wrestle Brock Lesnar at this year’s event. Rock got hurt last year at Mania and everything changed. I have to believe that either the WWE believe that The Rock isn’t coming back or that he doesn’t want to wrestle someone as physical as Brock. This is where a Sting vs. Rock match makes a lot of sense in my opinion. Fans will be so happy to see it that they will see past Sting’s limitations and get behind the hype.
John Cena – Cena was rumored to wrestle The Undertaker coming out of last year’s Mania. I always thought that keeping the title on Cena until Mania and doing a Streak vs. Streak match would be huge, huge money. That didn’t happen. I think Cena winds up in the Corporation storyline either wrestling Triple H or Randy Orton, probably Hunter at this point. A Sting match is certainly intriguing.
[adinserter name=”366 right”]Ryback – I never bought into the Undertaker vs. Ryback rumors two weeks ago. It just didn’t make sense. The betting line now is on a Goldberg vs. Ryback match which has potential to be both intriguing and a huge train wreck. The fans have been wanting it for months now. The WWE have finally started to play it up which leads me think It is coming.
So there you have it. There are still a lot of interesting scenarios that could play out here. As with most of these rumors they generally change week to week so while Taker vs. Lesnar is booked today, it is still a long way to New Orleans.
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