The Undertaker and Brock Lesnar are set to face off at WWE SummerSlam in two weeks, and it already is being billed as the main event of the four-hour show. It’s going to be a huge match that is a measure of Undertaker seeking revenge for Lesnar breaking his streak and he could even bring back the biker gimmick. Now, rumors have WWE adding a “retirment” stipulation to it, but that is not the best idea.
According to Cageside Seats, the “retirement” stipulation could be added to the match, and chances are that it will only be on the side of The Undertaker.
If this stipulation is added to the match, it will actually take away from the intensity and unpredictability of it all. There are a number of reasons as to why this is, and here they are.
1. The Undertaker is already being promoted for future events and Survivor Series
Undertaker is being advertised for WWE’s tour of Mexico in October, and he’s even been teased for Survivor Series in November. In professional wrestling, retirement means so little so many times and for so many wrestlers, but it would mean absolutely nothing for Undertaker to retire in August and be back a month later.
The stipulation placed just on The Undertaker is pointless as that means he would win.
2. Brock Lesnar was already off TV once this year for indefinite suspension
Right after WrestleMania 31, Lesnar was suspended indefinitely and off TV for around two months. Sure, his contract will not have him on WWE television all the time, but a “suspension” and then a “retirement” brings about nothing because Lesnar will also be back within a month or two.
Having the stipulation placed solely on Brock Lesnar, and that means he would win.
3. Neither will be gone for good
If the “retirement” stipulation is placed on both participants, then it’s rather pointless. Unless WWE is planning to have Sting get involved against The Undertaker or have someone (Kevin Owens) get involved against Lesnar, there is no need for the stipulation at all.
Having the stipulation place don both men means a finish that isn’t clean in any way imaginable.
The fans want to see this match at SummerSlam, and they want it to be a knock-down, drag-out battle. Sure, the majority believe that The Undertaker will get his victory back over Brock Lesnar, but there is that doubt saying the “Beast Incarnate” could win yet again.
SummerSlam is going to be a huge spectacle, and the main event is set to be Brock Lesnar vs. The Undertaker. Fans want to see a clean finish in some way or another, or even interference that leads to the finish, but with no long term effects. Having a “retirement” stipulation means adding on something that will be rendered pointless in less than two months.
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