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WWE WrestleMania 30 Match Rumors Heat Up

Monday 30th, September 2013 / 09:38 Written by

It is always fun to follow rumors regarding The Undertaker and his WrestleMania opponents. Several options have been rumored for the Dead Man’s WrestleMania 30 match but the latest rumor is one that is raising a lot of eye brows.

Bryan Alvarez reports in the latest edition of Figure Four Weekly that there is serious consideration right now for a Ryback vs. The Undertaker match in New Orleans. What is even more surprising about this rumor is that the idea would be for Ryback to end the streak. The latest news certainly has a lot of people talking on social media and most are in an uproar over the idea.

Right now, the company believes that Rock probably isn’t doing WrestleMania this year. All subject to change, of course. Undertaker hasn’t committed to working the show yet, but my gut tells me he almost certainly will. If he does, there is talk of doing Undertaker vs. Ryback. The story would be that Paul tried to get his guy (Punk at the time) to beat Undertaker last year and his guy failed, so this year he has a bigger, stronger guy to try to end the streak. I believe this is subject to Ryback getting over big. If not, the other idea is doing the Undertaker vs. Brock match that has been talked about for a while, with basically the same Heyman tie-in

According to report this all falls on The Rock. If The Rock winds up doing WrestleMania he’ll wrestle Brock Lesnar. If he doesn’t, the WWE will likely go with a Lesnar vs. Undertaker match. There is also the possibility of a Sting vs. Undertaker match. We talk about it every year but Sting’s contract will be up by then and he will be a free agent. It’s not likely but that is something that always has to be considered until Sting re-signs with TNA.

I don’t think for a second that we’ll see a Ryback vs. Undertaker match at WrestleMania. WrestleMania is a long time away and I can’t imagine Ryback sustaining any serious momentum until then. Ryback would have to run through CM Punk and another top babyface over the next few months to stay strong. I don’t see the Punk vs. Ryback feud ending with Punk putting Ryback over so what would be the point.

The WWE are enamored with Ryback’s look but let’s call a spade a spade here. He is terrible in the ring. He’s had some decent matches but overall I find him incredibly hard to watch. There has been a standard set with The Undertaker’s Mania matches and I don’t think he could fulfill it. He doesn’t have the star power that Sting has which would make up for that so I just don’t see it happening. It’s a fun idea to talk about now but come 2014 I don’t even think it’s a consideration.

I think at this point my money is on a Lesnar vs. Undertaker match regardless of The Rock. They could always do The Rock vs. Lesnar at WrestleMania 31. The Undertaker vs. Lesnar is a match that has been talked about for awhile and makes the most sense. You can even do the same Paul Heyman storyline proposed for Ryback. Anything other than a Cena vs. Taker match doesn’t make much sense to me.

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Eric Gargiulo is the owner and editor-in-chief of the Camel Clutch Blog. Eric has worked in the pro wrestling industry since 1995 as a ring announcer in ECW and a commentator/host on television, PPV, and home video. Eric also hosted Pro Wrestling Radio on terrestrial radio from 1998-2009.

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