The WWE WrestleMania 31 results have come in for The Undertaker vs. Bray Wyatt match, and it’s possible we have an answer when it comes to The Undertaker’s retirement plans. But now that we know the outcome, did Bray Wyatt’s injury change what was originally planned?
In a related report by the Inquisitr, Brie and Nikki Bella say future WrestleMania events will have WWE Divas headlining.
The end of The Undertaker’s streak at the hands of Brock Lesnar was shocking enough that prospect of The Undertaker’s retirement became a debated topic throughout the last year. The Undertaker’s injury also made the idea tangible, and photos seemed to prove that his health wasn’t the best. Based upon today’s match against Bray Wyatt, The Undertaker has managed to return his fitness to levels seen during his biker years. So, fans want to see a good ending to The Undertaker’s career with the WWE.
It almost goes without saying that the match everyone really wanted to see was The Undertaker vs. Sting, which could have been a great way to have The Undertaker retire. We also wanted to see Triple and Sting sword fight with bat and sledgehammer just so someone could turn it into a lightsaber sword fight video, but that didn’t happen, either. We didn’t even get to see Triple H pulverized with that bat.
Bray Wyatt represents the possibility of The Undertaker passing on the mantle of the most successful gimmick the WWE has ever seen. The concept of the Wyatt family was embraced by fans and it’s possible the eater of worlds could eventually build a WrestleMania streak of his own. Tonight’s match answered questions on what The Undertaker might be planning for the future.
Bray Wyatt Vs. The Undertaker Match Highlights
Considering these were dark characters, the entrances for both wrestlers provided would have benefited from being in an enclosed stadium. The shambling scarecrows following Wyatt down the ramp were not nearly as sinister as they could have been. Honestly, Triple H’s Terminator entrance was more impressive.
Perhaps that was what the WWE was counting on. The stadium seemed noticeably darker as The Undertaker sauntered out onto the stage while wearing his dead cowboy getup, and the sun began to set over Levi Stadium. Flames reached into the sky, as if to resurrect his career.
The match began before Wyatt even knew it. The Undertaker assaulted the other man, moving much faster than the last time we saw him with Lesnar. The Undertaker even grabbed Wyatt’s hand, took to the top ring, and casually walked the line in order to pull off the old school.
One of the biggest WrestleMania 31 moments was when Bray Wyatt took his body into the bridge, only to have The Undertaker suddenly rise up and stare him down. But it wasn’t too longer until Wyatt punched him down with a haymaker match.
The end came very quickly, with The Undertaker finishing off Bray Wyatt with the tombstone.
The Undertaker At WrestleMania 32?
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, some may wonder if Bray Wyatt’s injury was factored into the outcome.
“Bray Wyatt did indeed get injured early on Sunday as he was working out in the ring to prepare for his match with The Undertaker. Trainers entered the ring to check on him and see what might have been wrong. After a little while, Wyatt was not just helped to the back, but he was actually taken on a cart to the backstage area of Levi’s Stadium. Early reports are that he sprained his ankle.”
Wyatt did not seem slower than usual, so it seems like The Undertaker’s win was planned from the beginning, but rumors like this always makes you wonder. Passing the mantle to Wyatt would have made sense, but now it seems The Undertaker will be back for WrestleMania 32 and beyond. Unlike last year he seemed to be much healthier, and it’s almost like some of his years had slipped away.
Since it’s very obvious the Dead Man isn’t going anywhere now, what does this mean for the long term? The obvious match for next year would be The Undertaker vs. Sting, since the latter man has been asking for that very match for quite a while. We might even see The Undertaker take revenge on Brock Lesnar, since the Beast Incarnate has extended his WWE contract for years to come.
What do you want for the future of The Undertaker?