WWE Fastlane is this Sunday, meaning Monday is the point of no return on the Road to WrestleMania. The card is reportedly set. The Undertaker looks better than he has in years, and over the past few months, his rumored opponent has changed from Kevin Owens to Braun Strowman to John Cena. We know he’s facing someone, but who?
The latest rumor from the WON is that ‘Taker’s opponent is finally set, and that it’s someone not currently on the WWE roster. So, Cena’s out. Strowman and Owens, too. No rematch with Kane, no rehashing a feud with Brock Lesnar, no Bray Wyatt … so, seriously, who?
Here are a few of the bigger guesses:
– Sting. I want to see this. You want to see this, even if you pretend you don’t. And sure, it’d be a 50-year-old Undertaker vs. a 56-year-old Sting, but “Undertaker vs. Sting” is maybe the last great dream match of an era most of us (including WWE) can’t seem to let go of. It’d be an even bigger spectacle than Triple H vs. Sting, even if Stinger just lost again. Of course Sting would lose. The only problem is that Sting recently had neck surgery, and that’d be cutting it awfully close.
– Kurt Angle. Angle’s retiring from TNA and has been hinting at a final WWE run for years, and he and ‘Taker have a long history. It’d be strange seeing him show up out of nowhere and jumping into a feud with the Dead Man, but stranger things have happened, and if you want to go out on top, hell, you could do worse. Bring back Eric Angle for a nostalgia run!
– Goldberg. Here’s another one that wouldn’t make sense, but Goldberg’s a big star from a bygone era who likes to mention the possibility of a WWE return in interviews. Not sure what a Goldberg vs. Undertaker story would look like unless they went to the “WWE vs. WCW” well again, but if you’re gonna do that, it has to be Taker and Sting, right?
– Daniel Bryan. He just had an emotional retirement, but consult WrestleMania 2000 for how quickly a retirement can turn into, “okay, one more match.” This isn’t happening, but my brain won’t stop trying to convince me that Daniel Bryan is secretly fine and could do this.
– Samoa Joe or Finn Balor. What better way to debut these guys on the main stage than having them step to The Undertaker? Joe/Taker could be an outstanding brawl, and Finn/Taker would not only be a comic book dream, it’d give us our first-ever Demon Balor WrestleMania entrance.
– Shinsuke Nakamura. Maybe Undertaker woke up last week and was like, “you know what I’d really like? To be kneed in the head as hard as possible a dozen times.”
– CM Punk. I mean, what else is he doing?
Any better guesses? Let us know what you think.