WWE Superstar Bray Wyatt has been pushed to the moon in hopes that WWE could use him in a match against The Undertaker at WrestleMania 31 if The Deadman is able to return to the ring. However, Wyatt’s hopes of Mania match might in trouble as Wyatt is currently hurt.
According to Daily Wrestling News, during his great match on WWE RAW with Dolph Ziggler, Wyatt apparently hurt his back in some way. It is uncertain how he did it as of yet, but he was said to have been attempting to walk it off backstage. While the injury does not seem to be too serious, there is a bit of worry. However, it is speculated that Wyatt will not miss any significant time.
WWE has been trying to build Wyatt up massively to face The Undertaker and an injury could put a stop to this.
Undertaker is not the same wrestler he used to be, so the man who faces him will certainly have to do a lot of work to keep The Phenom safe and put him over. Some fans and wrestling writers wonder why WWE would want to have such a match if The Undertaker now has limited abilities due to a long, injury filled career. Is a mediocre match or a disabling injury to Mark Calaway a fair price to pay for one more Wrestlemania appearance by the Undertaker? Most serious wrestling fans would reply, “Hell no.”
Undertaker’s WrestleMania win streak was conquered last year by current WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar. Fans, wrestling writers and even other WWE superstars said that the streak never should have ended. Many fans lived life by three things always being constant; Death, Taxes, and Undertaker’s WrestleMania win streak.
Now that it is over, many do not see the appeal in ever having Undertaker return for WrestleMania. While people still love The Deadman, it comes down to the fact that he had his send-off. It was his choice to let the streak come to an end, and he personally selected Brock Lesnar to be the man to break the streak.
Coming back to help put over another talent, while noble, is something many fans are against. Some still like the idea of never seeing Undertaker go, but he is not able to give us the type matches we want to see. He has been a superstar with WWE longer than any other wrestler working today, and the time has probably come to let him ride off into the sunset as one of the best of the best.
His matches with Shawn Michaels and Triple H four years straight were amazing, and he practically stole the show with CM Punk at WrestleMania 29. Sadly, the WrestleMania 30 match was tough to watch. Brock/Taker was ugly and frightening. Taker ended up going to the hospital after due to various issues after Lesnar legit tore Taker apart. Although Lesnar has great respect for Calaway and was not trying to injure him on purpose, The Undertaker’s body was just not up to the kind of punishment any wrestler would take and dish out to have a convincing match with “The Beast” Brock Lesnar.
While Lesnar has only shown more ability to do great things later in his life, Undertaker cannot. So while the idea of Wyatt/Taker sounds appealing on the surface, there are doubters. Can Undertaker come back and wrestle at the level he once did? On top of that, what is the appeal for a talent to face him now that the streak is over?
If we were talking about Sting/Undertaker, there is a major appeal there that the streak does not play a part in. Sadly, this is the only match worthy of a Taker return in many eyes, and even those people may not be for it anymore due to the age of both men. Sting/Triple H will be happening this year, so the only hope for it would be next year and that most likely means we will never see it.
WWE will need to make sure Wyatt/Taker has an appeal for fans, otherwise there is no point in it. They also need to keep Bray Wyatt healthy enough to take part in it. WWE could keep Wyatt out of the ring more often and have him just do promos so that he wrestles sparingly up until WrestleMania. We’ll have to see what they do however.
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