WWE Opinion: The Undertaker versus ???


WrestleMania 32: The Undertaker versus ???

We are now just less than two months from WrestleMania 32 at the AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas. With some of the big matches for the show seemingly being ironed out currently and set in stone, there is one big name who currently doesn’t seem to have an opponent for the show…The Undertaker. Many options have being thrown about on various sources but who should it be at WrestleMania, The Undertaker versus…

#1: Braun Strowman

This is arguably the most expected match for The Undertaker at WrestleMania, but it can be argued that The Undertaker is very much like Vader…he works better with smaller competitors. Most of Taker’s WrestleMania matches with bigger men aren’t those that stick in your memory whereas those with smaller competitors are the ones that do. Given how Braun hasn’t being given the opportunity to develop himself as a singles competitor, there is very much a question mark over how this match would pan out. Given how The Undertaker’s ability has gradually declined in recent years, he needs someone in the ring who will make him shine and surely Braun isn’t the man to fulfill this role. If this match were to happen, it would probably be voted Most Abysmal Match of 2016…

#2: Dolph Ziggler

Dolph Ziggler, granted hasn’t being doing a lot of late. He really needs a good program that he can sink his teeth into to show what an exceptional talent he really is. In order to do that, he needs that true defining moment which will make the fans relate to him and remember. Surely facing off against The Undertaker is a logical stepping stone which could work well. The Undertaker could have the potential to make Ziggler look really good in a heel role, but Ziggler has the ability to carry The Undertaker to a half decent match which will make fans take notice of him again. Ziggler doesn’t particularly suit the role of baby face, more the cocky and antagonist heel we love to hate so imagine what he could achieve with one of the premier baby face stars. Plus, their paths have never really crossed so something fresh and unique could be on the horizon…

#3: John Cena

These two have met in the ring in the past, granted not in a one-on-one match in the best part of 10 years but they have met. This was the original plan going into WrestleMania 32, but given how John Cena was unexpectedly and suddenly injured at the turn of the New Year, this is less likely to happen. However, Cena has proven before that he can be WWE’s version of “Superman” returning exceptionally quickly from severe injuries. But what would this match achieve, realistically. Yes, Cena maybe able to carry The Undertaker to a decent outing but neither man has anything to gain from facing one another. John Cena has done wonders in the position he carried out in 2015, and ideally needs to face (if capable) someone who needs an elevation or progression…

#4: Sting

This match has being discussed at length here on WDD, and it is still maintained that the time for this match has passed. 5 or 10 years ago, maybe this was the time for the match but 2016 certainly isn’t that place. Given how very little is still pretty much known about Sting’s health despite his forthcoming Hall of Fame Induction, it is highly unlikely that the WWE would be able to schedule such a match nevertheless. The time has truly passed, The Undertaker’s opponent needs to be someone on a career progression and going to the next step. But that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be teased, maybe just a stare down between the two at the biggest event of them all will be enough to captivate the audience and leave them wanting more…

#5: Wade Barrett

Now, Wade Barrett is arguably one of the most underused and misused superstars on the WWE roster but he has so much potential. Since the end of The Nexus, Wade Barrett has fallen dramatically but now is the time for him to rise once again. Will Wade walk out the winner in this one, no not necessarily but he has the potential to walk out the victor even with a loss. A snippet of a feud between the two was teased last November on SmackDown, so surely this could be seen as the natural progression going into WrestleMania 32. The status of Wade is slightly unclear though, he hasn’t competed this year despite frequent appearances at part of The League of Nations. He could be back in the ring any day now, so surely there needs to be something in the pipeline for him…

Surely with less than two months until WrestleMania 32, we can expect The Undertaker to reemerge on TV soon at which point it may become clear who he is going to face but who do you want it to be. Will it be one of these five men or is there someone else who you think he should face…we’d love to know what you think! 

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