There are a few things you can count on come Sunday at WrestleMania 30 in New Orleans.
And after last year’s performance, the verbal assault by both Heyman and CM Punk, you thought Taker couldn’t walk out of New Jersey under his own power. So much is at stake in this match, that you cannot help but think the Streak ends in the cultured south.
You can guess again.
When it comes to “The Streak” and ‘Taker and his confrontation with Lesnar, like I have said in other posts, the wrestling will live up to its billing because both men will push each other to the limit and then some. You figure Heyman is somehow involved in the match and you also figure the verbal confrontation and the in ring confrontation has been built properly like a master plan. While CM Punk came within an eyelash of winning the match last year, both wrestlers will sell this like it was the greatest battle of all time.
But when all is said and done, Heyman will still have the last laugh and here is why.
Heyman is the central piece in this puzzle. Each of the wrestlers involved – ‘Taker and Lesnar – are part-timers, they come and go like the wind. The poor booking by the WWE of Lesnar makes it hard to get behind a player like this – face or heel – because we all know he has a short shelf life.
Undertaker is a little different in that he us a character with defies time. Fans know his pace, his schedule and when to expect him. They know he comes in on the red eye and leaves before the end of the school year. His booking is not an issue because he does a few spots, puts wrestlers over then leaves for higher ground to heal.
Until we see him again.
The Internet, the IWC and all the top wrestling writers have been teasing this confrontation for months. WE first thought it would be John Cena. Then Roman Reigns’ name popped up. I have been pulling for Kane in one final match. But this all makes too much sense to allow the fans into a crazy sense that yes, the Streak could come crashing down because of Lesnar’s size and ability.
And yes, we have all been fooled before. In this case, size matters because it has been a long time since Undertaker has met someone with the size alone to stand toe to toe with him. Lesnar towers over almost everyone in the WWE with a few exceptions. Same holds true for ‘Taker.
Vince McMahon loves with big men beat the hell out of each other. On Sunday, that is what is going to happen. Undertaker will win his match. Heyman will win the verbal confrontation, and move on.
Follow David on Twitter @davidlevin71