5 Superstars that can end the career of The Undertaker
The Undertaker is one of the most notable names who has been a part of WWE for the better part of four decades. His match with AJ Styles most recently did create a lot of buzz, but what is not sure at the moment is what comes next for The Phenom. It is obvious that he cannot wrestle throughout the year, but even if he comes back for Saudi Arabian pay-per-views and the Big Four events, his presence is felt by the entire WWE Universe.
Taker is still being saved for the big shows by WWE, and it would be safe to say that his iconic career is all set to be wrapped up. But a question which is relevant at this time is: Who should Undertaker face in his farewell match?
In the past, WWE has proved that farewell matches can be epic with the right booking, so the farewell match of The Undertaker would come in with huge expectations. Here is a look at some of the superstars who could end Taker’s career in that farewell match:
#5 Shawn Michaels
Shawn Michaels coming out of retirement to be part of Undertaker’s farewell match would be an excellent move due to various reasons. First of all, Michaels coming out of retirement will create a lot of excitement among the WWE Universe. Secondly, we all know the history that Michaels and Undertaker have. In fact, it was Undertaker that ended the career of Michaels, making it fair for Michaels to return the favor.
The biggest challenge for WWE in booking this would be convincing Michaels to come out of retirement. Undertaker is unlikely to have problems with such a match, given the spectacle that he put on in both of his previous matches with Shawn Michaels. A Rubber Match with the WWE Hall of Famer to end the career of The Undertaker would actually be quite fitting.
#4 Brock Lesnar
If we take a look back at the career of Undertaker, the presence of Brock Lesnar is unavoidable. Lesnar and Taker first crossed paths when Lesnar was an upcoming star and years later, when they met again, Lesnar ended the legendary WrestleMania streak.
Lesnar and Undertaker crossed paths twice after that and traded wins. Considering Lesnar made such a big impact on the Undertaker’s career, it would make sense for him to be Dead Man’s last opponent.
Undertaker could either win or lose the match depending on what WWE wants to do. If it’s a loss, Lesnar’s stock would go even higher and if it’s a win, it would act as the perfect revenge for the Phenom.
The Undertaker vs Sting is a dream match whichever way you look at it. Sting might’ve announced his retirement from in-ring competition but that doesn’t mean it can’t happen. We have the ‘never say never’ rule in the wrestling business and it applies to this dream match as well.
Neither Sting nor Undertaker is anywhere near their primes, that is true. But rather than riding on in-ring performances, this match would be focused on the emotions. WWE could book it as a double farewell match for these legends, and in the process, double the emotional quotient of the whole outing.
They could also film the match in a cinematic manner as well, much like they did when AJ Styles face The Undertaker in a Boneyard Match. Their encounter would not need to depend on the athletic prowess of either Superstar then. It would also make sure that their classic was something to remember.
Despite all these mouth-watering prospects though, this is still the least possible ending that Undertaker would have for his career.
#2 John Cena
John Cena has done it all in WWE. He has been reigning as the promotion’s franchise player for more than a decade now. But one thing that still eludes him is a proper match with The Undertaker at WrestleMania.
WWE did book the match with Undertaker at WrestleMania 34, but it was still just a short match where The Deadman steamrolled Cena as if it were nothing. It was not the classic match that the WWE Universe has wanted from the two Superstars.
Given that the Undertaker has shown that he is still more than capable in the ring, this could be a good decision for a match.
The drawing power of Cena is still strong and with Undertaker on his side, the match would have no trouble selling tickets. As far as the result is concerned, WWE giving Cena a win would be understandable as he still has a couple of good years ahead of him.
#1 Seth Rollins
Seth Rollins is one of those rare gems in the current roster that is sure to be a future Hall of Famer. He might be less experienced in terms of years in WWE compared to other Superstars on the list, but what puts Rollins on top is his talent.
Rollins has a lengthy career ahead of him and his brilliance as a heel character is worth noting. As The Undertaker is bound to be treated as a babyface for his last match, Rollins on the other side as a legend-killer heel works perfectly on a number of different levels.
Rollins has the talent to carry opponents as well, and the age factor of The Undertaker would be canceled out due to this.