WrestleMania 32 has 11 announced matches. Some are more predictable than others. The Super Bowl of wrestling is known for its famous surprises taking the whole wrestling universe off guard. One of the more controversial matches is The Undertaker squaring off against Shane McMahon.
There is now a possibility that The Undertaker can lose at WrestleMania ever since Brock Lesnar broke his winning streak at the “grandest stage of them all.” Can Shane McMahon pull an upset against The Undertaker? The answer is possibly, but he isn’t going to be able to do it without some help.
There have been multiple theories about how the epic match could actually play out. If there is one thing every WWE fan knows, it’s that nothing ever plays out like it is supposed to. The stipulation with this match is that if The Undertaker loses, he won’t be allowed to compete at WrestleMania ever again.
The odds are slim Shane McMahon beats the legendary Undertaker outright without some sort of help from another wrestler. If there has been one thing that fans have learned over the years from the McMahons, it’s that they always have something up their sleeves.
This past Saturday night, wrestling legend Sting was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. In his speech, he announced his retirement from wrestling. Sting was in need of a very serious neck surgery a couple of months ago that most likely led him to the decision to call it a career.
Due to these circumstances, it is doubtful Sting will get involved in The Undertaker’s match and cause him to lose. This theory is popular given the fact that ever since Sting signed with WWE, it has been anticipated that he would face off against The Undertaker in a dream match.
The Sting theory was probably true until he injured his neck. Sting is 57-years-old and not getting any younger. The Undertaker is actually six years younger than him. Both legends’ best years are clearly behind them. The Undertaker only shows up a few times a year to make an appearance and set up a feud for WrestleMania. The Undertaker is showing no signs of slowing down and the WWE will likely want to use him for as long as they can.
From the start of this feud, the odds were already against Shane McMahon due to the fact that the Undertaker will probably never lose at WrestleMania again. If he did lose, it would ruin Lesnar’s legacy. A big selling point for Lesnar being the WWE’s next great star is that he is currently the only one to beat The Undertaker at WrestleMania. For the sake of Lesnar’s career, it will stay that way.
The McMahons have had their fair share of feuds since they’ve been around, but they are known for changing allegiances at the drop of a hat. Is it so farfetched that Vince McMahon has a change of heart and decides to help his son?
As The Undertaker says in this video to Vince McMahon, “The blood of your son will be on your hands.” It’s a very strong possibility that Shane McMahon gets beat up so bad that Vince McMahon has a change of heart mid-match. He might then turn on The Undertaker and try to help his son win the match. Vince McMahon will probably round up some superstars to aid his son.
The big surprise is not the superstar who will help the McMahons, but the superstar who will help The Undertaker. After The Undertaker starts to take a beating from the McMahons and their allies, someone is bound to come out to help “The Deadman.”
John Cena may be the superstar who appears to help The Undertaker. Cena had a major shoulder surgery this past January. He is reportedly rumored to make an appearance at WrestleMania after undergoing over 400 hours of rehab since his surgery.
When Complex Magazine asked Cena when he would return, Cena was humble and replied that it was basically up to WWE.
“Whenever they ask me to be. They call, I answer.”
What better way to make an entrance than to help The Undertaker ward of the McMahons and save a WWE legend? Seems like something that would be right up Cena’s alley.
Rumors have also pointed toward Cena possibly siding with McMahon in order to save RAW. Setting up a feud between Cena and The Undertaker for WrestleMania 33.
With or without Cena involved, The Undertaker likely won’t lose the match. It would be very damaging to his legacy and setting up Shane McMahon for a temporary skit running Monday Night RAW that won’t really amount to much. The upside is much higher for The Undertaker to take the victory and build up another superstars’ career.
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