Two of the biggest names in professional wrestling history are both signed with the WWE — at the same time. Hulk Hogan made his return to the WWE this year. Since his time back, he was the host of WrestleMania 30, took part in what is considered to be one of the greatest WrestleMania segments in history, and aided in the debut of KENTA.
As for Sting, he’s been the unofficial “loner” that never went to the WWE after WCW folded. After World Championship Wrestling closed their doors, Sting didn’t run to the door of Vince McMahon and beg for a job. Rather, Jeff Jarrett created TNA, and the rest is history.
Long story short, both men contributed more than most in the wrestling industry. With their in-ring career nearing the end, few think they have one more match left in them. Sting and Hogan will not be wrestling others, but rather two huge WWE superstars. In addition to Hogan being linked to John Cena in a retirement match, Sting’s retirement match should be with one of two legends of the business.
As far as Sting goes, he has indicated that he wants one more match, and has said in the past that we would want to work with Triple H or The Undertaker.
It could definitely boost ticket sales if both retirement matches were on the card, but they probably wouldn’t be advertised as such.
Hogan’s link to Cena comes from an interest in Hogan wanting to wrestle the 15-time WWE champion. Rumors continue to point towards Cena facing Rusev at WrestleMania 31. Either way, Cena will be involved in a high-profile match at the grande event.
Both men will provide an interesting narrative going forward in the push to WrestleMania 31. If the WWE gets what they want, they could easily hold four main event matches that night in Santa Clara, California. Sting could face the Undertaker in a wrestling fan’s dream match, but these next few could easily count as main event-caliber bouts.
- the Rock vs. Triple H is rumored for WWE’s WrestleMania 31.
- Hulk Hogan vs. John Cena?
- Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns for the WWE World Heavyweight championship.
If I forgot one, make sure to comment below with the additions. Looking up and down that lineup, it seems like the best WrestleMania card in history. Of course, it is only October so take anything heard as a grain of salt. Remember, Batista, Chris Jericho, and Daniel Bryan should be available too. Counting all of the names above and adding Bryan, Jericho, and Batista to that, the WWE Universe won’t be able to handle their excitement.
WrestleMania is supposed to be an event that wrestling fans will never forget. Last year, the Undertaker’s streak finally coming to an end and Daniel Bryan conquering all the odds provided a great spectacle to watch from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, or even at home on the WWE Network.
Will WWE’s WrestleMania 31 bring the same splendor that last year’s WrestleMania? Time will tell if they can book incredible matches with unmatched potential. Regardless of what the IWC may say, having Hulk Hogan and Sting wrestle will bring in more money than ever before.
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