It has been rumoured recently that WWE could finally book a dream match between The Undertaker and Sting at this year’s WrestleMania.
The match between the WWE legend and the WCW icon has been on the minds of WWE fans for two decades and there’s a possibility it could finally happen at this year’s Showcase of Immortals in Tampa.
Recent reports have stated Sting has been cleared by doctors to return to the ring for WWE for another match, and that match could be against The Undertaker.
Fans thought they were going to get The Deadman vs The Franchise of WCW when Sting finally debuted for WWE in 2014, and the perfect stage would have been WrestleMania 31 the following year.
However, that match never happened. Instead, The Undertaker had a match and defeat Bray Wyatt, while Sting lost in his first WWE match ever against Triple H.
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Yet, five years on, there’s talk of WWE finally getting around to booking Undertaker vs Sting, but here are four reasons why they shouldn’t.
Match outcome is too predictable
While booking this match would finally give WWE fans what they have been wanting for years, we all know there’s only one way this match is going to finish.
Sting has never won a singles match in WWE, and there’s no reason to suggest why that would change against one of Vince McMahon’s most loyal superstars in The Undertaker.
An Undertaker victory against Sting would give Vince one last win for WWE over WCW 20 years on from the end of the Monday Night Wars. Why would he pass up on that?
Better retirement matches for The Undertaker
WrestleMania 36 could be the last time The Undertaker steps foot inside the squared circle for a match, so would fans be comfortable knowing his last match would be against Sting? Possibly given the legacy of the occasion, but there are better options out there.
Everyone knows how much The Deadman loves WWE, so there’s a chance he may wish to end his in-ring career not against another icon, but in the classic wrestling way; putting younger talent over on his way out.
He may want to give a win back to Bray Wyatt for WrestleMania 31 now he’s The Fiend, or go up against another rising star like Aleister Black. Either one of these matches would be more beneficial in the long run for WWE as well.
Health should be prioritized
The Undertaker vs Sting is a dream match WWE fans have been wanting for two decades, yet when an opportunity to book it presented itself in 2015, the match still wasn’t booked.
Since then, both legends have been dealing with injuries and health concerns, which have resulted in the in-ring retirement of The Franchise of WCW, as well as The Deadman only performing a few times a year.
Even if there is a scenario where both men are cleared, WWE might be better off playing it safe and keeping both men out of the ring, or competing with younger stars instead of each other for the sake of their long-term health.
It won’t live up to the hype
WWE missed a prime opportunity to book Undertaker vs Sting at WrestleMania 31, and then, there was a risk that the match wouldn’t live up to the expectation of the fans.
Fast forward five years and there’s now an even bigger risk for WWE to book this dream match, as both men are way past their prime wrestling years.
It’s difficult to get excited for a match at WrestleMania 36 for two superstars that will have a combined age of 116 years old by the time the show comes around, even if it is a dream match.
WWE is yet to book The Undertaker vs Sting for this year’s Showcase of Immortals. While it would be cool to see the match happen, it might be better to keep the clash in the imagination of the fans.News Now - Sport News