Even before the New Year, thoughts of WrestleMania brings on a tsunami of predictions, ideas, and even arguments. Specifically, this is one man’s ideal situation for WrestleMania 31, and the PPV’s leading up to it.
Let’s begin with the Royal Rumble. No matter what other matches happen during that PPV, Lesnar would retain his championship against Rollins and Cena. It would then lead up to the Royal Rumble match itself. The match would go on (with Lesnar standing at ringside) until there were only two men left in the ring, and one more left to enter. Those two men in the ring would be Daniel Bryan and Roman Reigns. They would fight each other for a long time until it is time for the last entrant in the match, who would be the Undertaker. He would enter, make his way to the ring, and Bryan and Reigns would stop fighting, and quickly realize what’s going on. Undertaker wants one final shot at the man who ended the streak, and Bryan and Reigns both know it. They both step over the top rope and eliminate themselves, making the Undertaker the winner of the 2015 Royal Rumble.
We would then move past Fast Lane, making sure that Lesnar would still have possession of the championship up until WrestleMania. The Undertaker would face Brock Lesnar, in his final match, defeat him, and become World Heavyweight Champion one last time, and retire on top. Once the Undertaker had retired, they would then have something along the lines of a tournament for the belt, in which they could have someone like Reigns or Rollins win. This situation would give the Undertaker the perfect send off, and would rewrite the unsatisfying ending of the greatest streak in sports entertainment history.
On a side note, there have been rumors circulating around the possibility of Bray Wyatt vs. The Undertaker at WM31. This match would be completely ignoring the ending of the streak, and instead focusing on a completely fresh and pointless WrestleMania feud. Like I said in my previous article relating Sting vs. The Undertaker, there is something to be said about honoring a man’s legacy, and having the Undertaker face Bray Wyatt after the devastating loss he experienced at WM30 would be ignoring that wholeheartedly.
Personally, I will be at WrestleMania 31, and I will enjoy seeing the Undertaker no matter who his opponent will be, but I firmly believe that this would solve all of the WWE’s problems surrounding the Undertaker.