It’s been an interesting month or so for fans of The Undertaker as his WrestleMania 32 opponent seems to change every other day.
You can understand the excitement as WrestleMania is the biggest show of the year and fans pay to see the star attraction in The Phenom, so his opponent needs to be a good one.
Various names have previously been mentioned, but on the Wrestling Observer Radio Dave Meltzer confirmed that the top of the WrestleMania card is now complete, and The Deadman has an opponent.
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The actual opponent hasn’t been revealed, and it may come as a surprise to hear that his opponent is not someone who is on the current WWE roster which effectively rules out any NXT superstar also.
It may also come as a surprise considering John Cena was thought to be the favourite to face off against The Undertaker, and he even teased an early return this week which suggested he’d be taking a ‘gamble’ by returning earlier than scheduled.
Meltzer also ruled out Kevin Owens – an idea the WWE has also shot down in the past few weeks, Brock Lesnar as well as Braun Strowman, who has been removed from this because of all the online backlash facing a potential Strowman vs. Undertaker match.
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Two interesting names have been mentioned and although they look unlikely; you can’t rule them out until a final name is confirmed for The Undertaker and we could find as early as next week if the WWE want to start the build-up as soon as possible.
The first of names is Sting, and it’s a good guess. He’s not on the roster right now, and it’s a dream match the WWE fans do want to see despite their age, it’ll be an amazing spectacle especially in Texas.
The issue is that Sting’s neck has spinal stenosis which requires surgery so this would be a huge risk, and he’s not far off turning 60-years-old either. Meltzer highlighted that a ‘loser must retire’ match could be a good way to as it would definitely be Sting’s last match and he could finally bow out having faced The Deadman.
Another stumbling block is that Vince McMahon is reportedly not too keen on this match with Sting’s health concerns, but we know how big of a role the fans can play and this is a match they’d want to see.
The second name Meltzer mentioned was Bill Goldberg. It’s a match which should or could have taken place over 10 years ago when Goldberg signed with the company, but the WWE didn’t go through with it – now they may do so.
We don’t know how Goldberg moves in the ring anymore, but he’s still a huge draw and fans would be intrigued to see it. This time, McMahon is reportedly not too keen on Goldberg, but he has done business with him in the past, and he could do so again.
It’s going to be an interesting week or so as we come closer to finding out which lucky individual gets to share a ring with The Undertaker at WrestleMania.
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