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With so many rumours circulating every single week, there's still no concrete answer as to whether Sting has officially signed a WWE contract.

It has been heavily speculated for countless months now but there is still no official word from the WWE that Sting has signed a contract.

Every week different rumours emerge surrounding the WCW legend, at one stage he was officially a WWE superstar but then different reports emerge suggesting he has only verbally agreed a deal.

The deal itself is now seen as a formality, and Sting will eventually sign, especially since he has been featured a number of times on the WWE Network where he talked about his former partner, the late Ultimate Warrior.

The company are also planning on releasing a Sting DVD which is expected to be a great success. But part of his potential deal also means he will have his one and only WWE match at WrestleMania 31 before hanging up his boots.

With under a year remaining, it's still unclear when Sting could sign and appear. But if he is to appear, who could he take on at WrestleMania 31 in his very last match of his illustrious wrestling career? Let's take a look at five potential candidates.

#5 - Chris Jericho: Although he isn't under contract yet, Chris Jericho is always lurking in the shadows and nothing can stop him from making the odd surprise appearance here and there.

Unlike many other candidates, there probably won't be a serious feud between the two, other than the two putting on an incredible, thanks to Chris Jericho who would carry Sting throughout it.

There is no doubt that if Sting does sign with the WWE; he will be a face and on his day Chris Jericho can be the ultimate heel and take it a step further than the majority of superstars would, and that itself would be fantastic build-up for a potentially exciting encounter.

#4 - Randy Orton: Randy Orton's name isn't just thrown into the mix for no apparent reason, in fact Randy Orton could be the perfect fit for a bout against Sting at WrestleMania 31.

Much like Jericho there isn't much bad blood between the pair but if you were to pick out one superstar from the entire roster that would manage to create a tense feud with practically anybody, Randy is your man.

He is a slower worker in the ring which is fantastic for somebody like Sting, he won't struggle as much as Orton would be able to carry him and make himself and Sting look good. But it's not the current Orton which would have the biggest impact, a potential return for the infamous 'Legend Killer' would make this even more special.

Orton attempting to kill another legend, the most famous legend that has never competed in the WWE.

#3 - Triple H: It may not sound like the most interesting of matches on paper but it does have the potential to be a fitting farewell for Sting at WrestleMania 31.

The greatest and most effective way of having Triple H take on Sting is to reflect heavily on the rise of Triple H during his younger days in the WCW. From the young up-and-coming Terra Ryzing to the French aristocrat Jean-Paul Levesque, to the cerebral assassin we know today as Triple H; the COO of the company.

He made the jump to the WWE when they bought the competition and he could tell Sting that he made a mistake by not doing the same, as Triple H overtook him; and that Sting was never good enough.

Of course, the fans would boo and the only way to settle this would be a match between the pair. Triple H knows he has to put the younger talent over, but going over to Sting wouldn't harm his legacy either.

#2 - Kane: If Sting fails to lure The Undertaker into having one more match at the grandest stage of all, then the next best thing is his kayfabe brother; Kane.

Many fans strongly believed that if anyone was to break the streak, Kane deserved to break it, but as we know now Brock Lesnar was the man to do it.

Kane is a legendary figure in the business and is a guaranteed Hall of Famer when he hangs up his boots, but even a man of his stature in the WWE is missing that one great WrestleMania moment, and what better moment than to go head-to-head with a legendary figure in Sting?

Kane puts everyone over so the match will be great, and the fans will be happy with the result, combine that with the theatrics in the build-up and we would be set for a brilliant match between Kane and Sting.

#1 - The Undertaker: There was never really going to be anyone else at number one. Nobody knows whether his loss to Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania XXX was his final match but if The Undertaker is tempted to go at it one final time, there is nobody in wrestling - apart from Kane - that The Undertaker should go up against.

Sting has been a potential opponent for The Undertaker for a number of years now, even though he has never signed and the fans do want to see this match.

The biggest question rising up from this potential match time after time was that Sting may not want to simply be another one of The Undertaker's victims, but instead be a legitimate threat. 

A perfect set-up. The streak is no more, it is simply two legends going at it to see who the better man is once and for all. The Icon vs. The Phenom, and with nothing but respect on the line, it would be the perfect retirement match for both men and a match that will be hard to predict a winner.

WWE fans - do you think Sting will sign? If so, who do you think he should face at WrestleMania 31? Have your say in the comments below or come discuss all things WWE with me on Twitter @RazK28.

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