The Undertaker‘s WrestleMania Streak is one of the most important, if not the most important streaks in all of Wrestling. There has never been or never will be another streak as significant as this one in the world of Wrestling. In non-wrestling fan terms, imagine if a team went to the Super Bowl or World Series every year and won. That’s what this is like in the eyes of Wrestling fans around the world.
With that being said and looking back at the streak, rather than give my thoughts on it like many people tend to do this time of the year, I thought I’d look back at some of the best Undertaker WrestleMania Dream Matches that never happened. Probably for most people it was Shawn Michaels and The Undertaker pre-WrestleMania 25 days.
But what about the rest? What Undertaker matches do I think would equal the biggest buyrates for the biggest show of the year? Which is going to give us the most buzz?
5. The Undertaker vs. Kurt Angle
How about this test for The Deadman at WrestleMania? Imagine The Streak vs. the best Wrestler in the business today in Kurt Angle? Sure Undertaker has been tested by the best by the likes of Shawn Michaels but how about quite possibly the best in the game right now?
Angle, like Michaels, and many of the names on the list, will test The Streak better then a Mark Henry or A-Train ever could have. The Streak is important in Wrestling right now so there are no better ways to make the streak look more important then actual tests that can end it. Angle can be a man that can do that for the fans.
4. The Undertaker vs. Steve Austin
The Streak vs. The Best Wrestler in the WWE’s history. There are no two better wrestlers in the business that have made an impact like these two have. Steve Austin and The Undertaker on the biggest stage of WrestleMania would be like the New York Yankees taking on the Philadelphia Phillies in the World Series. They are the two best titans/franchises in their respective forms of entertainment and would be a true test of who is actually the best.
For Austin to get in the ring with The Undertaker bring legit testing to the streak. People would tune into this match and give some major buyrates to the WWE. It’s amazing that they never pulled the trigger on this match when they were both in the company. It’s probably because it never really seemed to work out this time of the year, but had it did, it would be a huge classic.
3. The Undertaker vs. The Rock
The Rock, like Austin, is one of the most important wrestlers of the Attitude era for the WWE. You could switch either one around to fight The Undertaker at WrestleMania. The reason I put Rock ahead of The Undertaker is because of how important The Rock can make his match feel like at WrestleMania time.
There is a reason why they put The Rock vs. Hogan at WrestleMania 18. The buildup with The Rock is more intense and easier to sell then Austin. Rock can sell it in his in-ring ability and promos, it’s not taking away anything from Austin, it just seems that Rock is more clutch around WrestleMania time. The Streak vs. The Great One has huge WrestleMania buyrates written all over it.
2. The Undertaker vs. Hulk Hogan
The Undertaker and Hulk Hogan never really got the ball rolling in the early 90’s when they first faced off and it could have been an ever more entertaining or exciting feud if they went in this direction following the “Tuesday in Texas” PPV, etc. But for whatever reason they did not and instead used it to capitalize off of Hogan/Andre hype, which worked. Despite encounters in the early 90s and during Hogan’s return in 2002, they never had a match at WrestleMania.
Imagine The Streak vs. the Babe Ruth of WrestleMania. It would be a headliner that wouldn’t need a title in it. It would be the true test of which wrestlers were the best on the brightest stage of WrestleMania. Because when you really look back at it and the best wrestlers for WrestleMania, these two will probably take the top two positions in that category. The impacts they have made for the grandest stage today has paved the way for the phenomenon WrestleMania is right now.
1. The Undertaker vs. John Cena
The Streak vs. The Biggest Attraction in the WWE right now would be huge for WrestleMania and I’m quite surprised they haven’t pulled this trigger yet. In the current WWE climate right now, this would be a huge matchup because they have never fought before. In the eyes of the WWE audience (I refuse to call them a Universe) the biggest test for The Undertaker at WrestleMania would be Cena.
Whether you like it or not, Cena vs. The Undertaker at WrestleMania…right now…may be the biggest test for The Streak ever and the match that can bring in the biggest buyrates for the company. There is a reason they are doing some sort of Rock-Cena angle heading into WrestleMania 27 right now, because whether you realize it or not, it’s get you talking/excited about it.
There is no better WrestleMania match for The Undertaker that hasn’t happened yet then John Cena vs. The Dead Man.
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