The question on everybody’s mind is, what’s next for The Undertaker after he faces Brock Lesnar at this month’s Hell in a Cell pay-per-view? We already know about his tour of Mexico, where he’ll be reunited with his brother Kane when the Brothers of Destruction take on the Wyatt Family. But, as of right now, that’s not going to be a TV feud. However, Undertaker may end up facing Braun Strowman at WrestleMania 32.
Most WWE fans aren’t a fond of the idea of Undertaker vs. Strowman at WrestleMania, but if you look at some of Undertaker’s goofy opponents from his WrestleMania past — guys like King Kong Bundy and Giant Gonzalez — Strowman fits right in. Now, granted, Undertaker hasn’t had a bad WrestleMania opponent since WrestleMania 22 in 2006, when he took on Mark Henry in a casket match that ended in less than ten minutes.
Strowman is one rumored opponent for Undertaker at WrestleMania, however, according to Daily DDT, there may be another man who may end up facing “The Deadman” on WWE’s grandest stage, and that man is none other than the current WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins.
Seth Rollins has been WWE World Heavyweight Champion for a little over six months now, and, he may end up being the champion heading into WrestleMania 32, which would mean that he would be champion for over a year.
Apparently, WWE is still considering opponents for both Brock Lesnar and Undertaker at WrestleMania, as the two men were originally scheduled to face each other at the event, but, as we all know by now, plans have changed, and Seth Rollins’ name has been thrown around as an opponent for both men.
While Rollins vs. Lesnar makes a lot more sense, Undertaker, who will be 51 by the time next year’s WrestleMania rolls around, needs to be in the ring with someone who is a world-class worker, and, of course, the aforementioned Braun Strowman certainly isn’t that, while Seth Rollins certainly is, and he may be the best in the world.
Undertaker has been in the ring with Seth Rollins before, as “The Phenom” teamed up with Kane and Daniel Bryan to do a series of house show six man tag-team matches against The Shield in 2013. But, other than one six-man tag match that took place on a RAW show from the United Kingdom, Undertaker and Rollins haven’t worked against each other on television, so the feud would be new and fresh.
Many believe that Undertaker will retire following WrestleMania 32, including WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross, who, on his podcast several months ago, pitched the idea of Undertaker retiring as WWE Champion, saying that “The Deadman” could win the Royal Rumble, and win the title at WrestleMania 32, then retire the next night on RAW, and he would obviously vacate the WWE Title.
So, if Seth Rollins is still the WWE World Heavyweight Champion going into WrestleMania next year, that’s an idea for WWE to consider.
There’s only one guy other than Strowman and Rollins that is rumored to be taking on Undertaker next year, and that is the fifteen time WWE World Heavyweight Champion John Cena. However, that match-up does seem unlikely, especially if Cena is still the United States Champion going into the show.
Even though John Cena has done a great job of making the United States Title relevant again, it’s just hard to see Undertaker going for that title, especially if he’s going to retire after WrestleMania 32.
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