The Undertaker hasn’t been present on WWE television since he and Kane teamed together to defeat The Wyatt Family at Survivor Series in late November. It’s pretty much a certainty that he will have a match at WrestleMania 32, with it being in his home state of Texas, but a lot more is still up in the air. Fans want to know when “The Deadman” will be back on WWE TV and who his opponent at the big Pay-Per-View is going to be.
When The Undertaker didn’t show up at the Royal Rumble or even the Monday Night RAW on the night after, it was thought maybe he would be on this week’s episode. Well, he wasn’t, and he’s still missing in action, but that may be for a reason.
Usually, The Undertaker wrestles at WrestleMania and then isn’t seen again until around January of the next year. In 2015, he was at SummerSlam, Hell In A Cell, and Survivor Series, which is much more than he has done in recent years.
It seems as if he will not be appearing at Fastlane, so it’s expected that The Undertaker will return to WWE television on the Monday Night RAW after that PPV. That is when he will begin his new feud and the build-up for WrestleMania 32.
The thing is: who will he face? Who will his opponent be?
According to the Wrestling Observer, the rumors that The Undertaker was going to face off with Braun Strowman at the huge WWE event are not true.
There were also rumors that Strowman would be matched up with Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 32, but WWE may change that, as well. It looks as if Lesnar is going to face off with Bray Wyatt in early April instead, but that could also change.
WWE.com recapped last night’s RAW and The Wyatt Family attacked Big Show once again, like they did on SmackDown. It is believed that Strowman will face off with Big Show at Fastlane later this month, but the giant of The Wyatt Family is reportedly not moving on to face The Undertaker after that.
While it truly isn’t confirmed or known to anyone outside of maybe a few backstage people in WWE, the opponent for The Undertaker at WrestleMania 32 is up in the air. Many have their own thoughts of who he will face off with, but it could be just about anyone.
The numerous injuries to major stars have really limited WWE as to who can be put into the high-profile matches. Not just anyone will be put in the ring opposite The Undertaker at WrestleMania 32, but there are some options.
Any wrestling fan around the world wants this match to happen, and it couldn’t happen on a grander stage, but the chances are very slim. Yes, Sting did suffer a very serious neck injury at Night of Champions, but Forbes pointed out that as 2015 was coming to a close, Sting said he believed he had one more match in him.
While that may be true and he will be at WrestleMania 32 due to being inducted in the Hall of Fame, it’s hard to say if he will wrestle or not. The Undertaker vs. Sting may be the ultimate dream match that never ends up happening.
Chron.com has echoed what a lot of rumors have said lately, and it’s that Kevin Owens could be a possible opponent for The Undertaker. Not only would it be a feud that fans want to see, but it would also be one instantly elevates Owens to main event status — win or lose.
Unless John Cena can make some kind of amazingly rapid recovery from his surgery, then WWE will be going with whatever “Plan B” actually is. Reportedly, Undertaker vs. Cena was set to be a battle of legends and one of the top two matches on the WrestleMania 32 card.
When Cena got injured, WWE didn’t really have a back-up plan for The Undertaker, and that may be why he isn’t on television now. His return is coming, and likely right after Fastlane to begin the build-up for his WrestleMania 32 match. It isn’t confirmed who he will be facing off with, but chances are it won’t be Braun Strowman.
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