The match that we all thought would never go down could still potentially happen. The Undertaker versus Sting has been a match that many have wanted to see for almost two decades now, which is a long time for anyone to wait for anything… much less a match. Both men are getting older, and while they might still have a little left to give, one is clearly worse off.
The Undertaker was beat up pretty badly in his battle with Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 30, where he suffered his first loss. Many thought that this would be his final match in WWE, but it appears that Taker might actually wrestle Bray Wyatt at this year’s WrestleMania 31 event. Meanwhile, Sting is set to face off with storyline WWE COO Triple H. As we have seen on WWE RAW recently, WWE is building this in a major way.
Undertaker might still be nursing injuries, but if he still feels that he has something to give, he will be back. However, he has to call it quits eventually. While many wanted his last match to be at WrestleMania 30, that does not seem to be the case. Since it appears that Wyatt will face Taker in a couple months, one would imagine this would be his final match.
According to the rumor mill, the idea is to have Wyatt face Taker this year. Win or lose, Taker would be back for one final match at next year’s WrestleMania 32 event in Arlington, Texas. He would face Sting in a retirement match for both men, and then both would end their careers on that night. Sting has not been seen much on WWE programming, but he could be a big part of it in 2015.
Leading into 2016, Sting would most likely decide if he was ready to retire from part-time wrestling. The same decision would be up for The Undertaker to make. Both men could go in the WWE Hall of Fame in Texas next year, as both live in the state. While Sting has mostly been a California boy, he lives in Texas now. Taker has always been from the state of Texas, and has touted it as his home in his ring billing when not from Death Valley. Interestingly, there is a Death Valley area in Texas.
So it makes a lot of sense to induct him there next year, even though there is a thought that WWE could end up doing it this year. Of course, this all depends on if he chooses to retire or not before WrestleMania takes place.
The Undertaker and Sting are only getting older, which is something that worries fans. Can the two wrestle a notable match together at their age? While Sting looks very good right now, he is not the same man we saw in WCW years ago. The Undertaker looked good last year, but he was noticeably not the same. Undertaker was in a match the previous six years at WrestleMania against a man that could help carry the match if needed. People such as Triple H, Shawn Michaels, and CM Punk were all great opponents for him. When it came to Lesnar, if nothing more, he knew Brock could get him from one spot to another.
Sting did similar in TNA, and this year, he will have help if needed when it takes on Triple H. So could the two put on a match that WWE fans would remember? Has WWE waited too long for this? Should they drop plans and do this now while we know both men might have a chance? There is a lot of issues WWE needs to work out if they want this match to happen.
WWE fans may have wanted to see it, but it has so much hype at this point. Could the two men deliver? That is the worry. So if the match never happens, we may always wonder. If it does happen and sucks, we’ll always remember the match we wanted for nearly 20 years was a worthless contest. So it’s not an easy concept for WWE to look into.
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