The Road to WrestleMania is almost upon us which means the usual rumors surrounding The Undertaker’s WWE status are being brought up once again. This time it’s being reported that The Deadman could be involved with the WrestleMania weekend one way or another.
Earlier this year, The Undertaker defended his streak once again with latest challenger Brock Lesnar, and to everyone’s surprise, The Beast Incarnate conquered the streak to take it 21-1 before going on to become WWE World Heavyweight Champion at SummerSlam by dismantling John Cena.
Brock Lesnar and The Undertaker have had contrasting years, whilst Lesnar is enjoying one of his greatest years ever in his WWE career on a limited schedule. We don’t even know if The Undertaker has it in him to compete one more time, or perhaps even more.
Hall of Fame
According to the Wrestling Observer Radio, the WWE have been talking about having The Undertaker as a star name for the Hall of Fame in 2015. However, this all depends on whether The Undertaker is able to compete at WrestleMania XXXI.
If The Undertaker gives the WWE the thumbs up, then he will compete at WrestleMania XXXI on the Sunday and he won’t be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame on the Saturday.
Right now it all depends on whether The Undertaker believes he is fit and healthy enough to compete in one more match. His health is the big stumbling block especially since he was taken to a nearby hospital following his match with Brock Lesnar where he was treated for multiple injuries whilst he sustained a big concussion in the bout also.
The Deadman vs The New Face of Fear
It’s no secret that the WWE desperately want The Undertaker involved at WrestleMania, and the man they are grooming to face The Undertaker is Bray Wyatt.
Currently the WWE are ensuring Bray Wyatt comes out strong in his matches against Dean Ambrose so he does look strong and feel like a genuine threat to The Undertaker, even though this time there’s nothing on the line.
This would be a great opportunity for Bray Wyatt, even though there is no streak to end simply working with The Undertaker on a stage like WrestleMania could turn his luck around after an underwhelming end to 2014 where his feuds with Chris Jericho and Dean Ambrose failed to hit the high expectations.
Bray Wyatt is one option and at this stage the likely option for The Deadman’s potential return to the ring, and the build-up to the match will certainly be very interesting as it will allow Bray Wyatt to turn even darker than usual and go back to the depths he was at against John Cena.
For the fans, it’s obvious they want The Undertaker to compete opposite The Icon; Sting – especially if WrestleMania XXXI is set to be his last. Whereas Sting has a number of options in Triple H and even Seth Rollins.
It looks unlikely that the WWE would go down the Brock Lesnar route once more, as a simple rematch would do nothing for either superstar as Lesnar is set to return to Mixed Martial Arts.
If The Undertaker doesn’t compete then it will be interesting to see who inducts him into the Hall of Fame, Vince McMahon will be a frontrunner to induct him but the fans will all want Kane to induct his on-screen half-brother into the Hall of Fame and immortalise his WWE career with a Hall of Fame induction.