WrestleMania 31 is just over two weeks away and some of the top matches are already set as Brock Lesnar will defend the WWE World Heavyweight Championship against Roman Reigns, whilst Sting competes in his first ever match in the WWE, taking on Triple H.
The card has started to take shape with more additions to the Intercontinental Championship ladder match and the Andre the Giant memorial battle royal. John Cena gets his United States Championship rematch with Rusev, but all eyes will be on The Phenom, as he makes his return to the WWE to take on The New Face of Fear, Bray Wyatt.
After so much speculation surrounding The Undertaker’s in-ring status, Bray Wyatt finally called him out by his name at WWE Fastlane, and this past week on Monday Night Raw The Deadman accepted his challenge.
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SHOULD THE UNDERTAKER WIN?
Apart from the Brock Lesnar match, fans usually go in with the mindset that The Undertaker will pick up a victory at WrestleMania, as was the case with Taker's match against Brock Lesnar last year. So many superstars came close to ending the streak, but it was Lesnar who put the final nail in the coffin and conquered the streak.
Now, there is nothing left for The Undertaker to fight for, on paper anyway. There is no streak, just another big WrestleMania event where his appearance will be a big occasion regardless of the situation surrounding it.
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The Undertaker lost last year, and with his return being hyped up so much, will the WWE actually go ahead with having The Undertaker lose again? Some might argue that a loss for The Undertaker would affect the streak, which means he can be defeated again and it could have an impact on his return which could fall flat.
However, if Bray Wyatt is to defeat The Undertaker, it also suggests that it takes the likes of Wyatt and Lesnar to defeat The Deadman, nobody else on the planet can do it.
SHOULD BRAY WYATT WIN?
This is the second year Bray Wyatt is in a huge WrestleMania match, even bigger than last year’s. Last year he lost to John Cena which has probably proven to be a big mistake as the WWE could have ran with something if Wyatt did defeat John Cena. The WWE have done a great job keeping Wyatt as a main eventer and hyping up this match, but a loss could mean Bray Wyatt finds himself falling out of the main event picture, and possibly further away from the championship picture.
Bray Wyatt is undoubtedly one of the superstars who will carry the WWE and that role could all depend on what happens and how it happens at WrestleMania. He’s expected to carry The Undertaker which shouldn’t be a problem but a loss to The Undertaker means he has lost two big WrestleMania matches in a row, where could he go from there?
It means he’s tried to defeat superstars at the top level and has failed on every occasion, the WWE need to be very careful on what they plan on doing with Wyatt as one slip up could result in Wyatt competing on the level of mediocrity for the next few years, whilst The Undertaker will probably be gone full-time from the WWE.
I feel that Bray Wyatt is the one who needs the win at WrestleMania, he’s going to be there for the future whilst The Undertaker is on his way out and is someone who will agree that Wyatt needs the victory, and The Undertaker character can finally rest in peace.
THE MAN COMES AROUND
This past week on Monday Night Raw, The Undertaker finally accepted Bray Wyatt’s challenge, the words “The Man Comes Around” were shown on the titan-tron, referencing a Johnny Cash song.
This is a hint that The Undertaker will use another Johnny Cash song this year, after using “Ain’t No Grave” at WrestleMania 27. “The Man Comes Around” is expected to be The Undertaker’s return theme music on his way to the ring on March 29 in Santa Clara.