I love Undertaker but I will be REAL about this one.... I would be content and satisfied if I never ever saw Undertaker wrestle ever again.
The man is hurting and it really started to show at WM 27. He only does a match once a year.
The WWE and the fans, including the IWC, have to move on into a world where the Streak is not hosted and the Deadman does not appear at WrestleMania, or anymore in a competitive capacity. Remember all that talk about falling back on old stars to pull ratings and pop big matches... well, this is the epitome of that movement to let the old guard walk away (especially after the classic last year in the Cell).
Kayfabe, dude. But the fact that you (and many other people) bought it says a lot about Taker's ability to sell his gimmick.
Yeah, I've officially changed my stance LOL. I think the time for that match is way past us now. Ideally it could have happened at WM 23, but they wanted to keep Cena strong on his year-plus reign.
Welcome to the club, brother.
The time for that match is not passed us at all. Taker vs Cena has been rumord to happen since WM 26. It was supost to happen at that WM but since HBK wanted to retire vs the Undertaker HBK got his way. WM 27 wwe was hoping to get Sting to face him at WM 27 but once sting backed out at last min cena was already involved in the wwe title storyline so he couldnt face Taker then. If Rock hadnt come back to wrestle at WM 28 i believe we would have gotten the match then. Having Cena vs Taker this year wouldnt feel as big as it would be if it were to happen at WM 30. I truly believe we will see Taker vs Cena at WM 30 its a big money match Taker knows it Cena knows it and definatly Vince knows it
WM 30 will be Rock/Cena III, brother.
when does the undertaker's streak just become part of the show? this isn't exactly the same, but in baseball cal ripken broke lou gehrig's record and then played another 500 straight games. i feel like 20-0 is enough. taker should be an attraction at mania now, not the show.
Taker became the show itself ever since he started stealing the show at WM 23. Don't reject greatness when you watch one, brother.
It's like I said:
Hogan made Wrestlemania.
HBK is Mr. Wrestlemania.
Undertaker is Wrestlemania.
Taker has 2 or 3 matches at most left in him. Each of them should be a huge part of WM.
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Wow wwe if this is true then your idiots. Just give undertaker what he wants. He wants to be in a top match with top WM mania. Have him face Lesnar come on Vince do whats right for the fans and for business. Same with Austin pay him what he wants and he will wrestle at WM 30
Vince has always been an idiot. Why "genius businessman" comes close to being his label is beyond me.
But, I call BS on that one. Taker is never one to be too materialistic. He has a successful business backing his real life finance and is a very very wealthy man. I doubt he's asking that much money to appear. He appears out of loyalty and love for the company.
Business is business. No no one wants to see HHH/LESNAR at WM. Just do what's right and have TAKER/LESNAR.
And I don't get it...How is TAKER/PUNK considered less important than HHH/LESNAR? In fact TAKER/PUNK is the most popular match of the 3 rumored main events. I think it's not just about money... I think Taker wants to face Lesnar. He asked him at a UFC event and is a big MMA fan. It makes sense he wants that match.
Maybe it's also possible that Lesnar is obviously the bigger name compared to Punk. I mean, who in the blue hell will buy Punk as a threat to The Streak anyway?
But lets say he only goes to next year or the year after that
22-0 is fine and all but IMO people will pay to see the ending, pepole like seeing "history" making
they loved it when Andre lost, people always pay to see streaks not cause they are undefeated but the chance to see them lose
if he retires after this one
20-1 and 21-0 are the same IMO, all you do with 20-1 is give someone else something to go on rather then make the streak useless, and make a moment, how many of Andre matchs of his undefeated streak do you recall? how much do you watch? whats his most famous match?
How about Goldberg? whats one of his most famous matches?
when they lose, and I'd auger it would sell far better
No one cares about guys who where undefeated 30 years ago and NEVER EVER lost a match, it gets forgotten and laid to rest
Can you tell me, with out looking them up, teams\pepole\sports that where undefeated two decades ago?
Maybe you can, most cant, but they CAN tell you who lost, cause its a bigger moment
if he keeps wining so what? he always wins, but to see it end? that's HISTORY that's bigger then him wining
There's no way losing is bigger than winning. Not in this sport or anything else.
And though I cannot name Andre or Goldberg matches, I'm more than willing to bet Taker/HBK at WM 25 remains Taker/s most famous match ever.
And if he keeps winning, the bigger his legacy, then. And since I'm his fan, that makes me a happy camper.
But I'm saying his LST match, when there IS no carrea to be affected, and look at the people who beat them, they can for their rest of their lfies (for better or worse) use it
As been said before the most memorable (or top 3) moments is when they LOSE, had they won it would of been "just another match"
and even then, look at what Andre losing did, look at what Goldberg lossing did, ruin them? maybe, but it had for better worse WAY more impact then if they had won and been undefeated forever.
Andre's loss had a better impact, sure.
How about Goldberg's loss? WCW crumbled, right?
So, that means there's no guarantee Taker's loss would make a better impact either. So, why take that risk? Why not build your stars without The Streak? It's not like going against The Streak is needed to build a new star.
The only thing that would make me smile is fans chanting we want Taker during the Lesnar/Hunter build up. His ego would be crushed.
I'd be happy to hear that as well. But WWE would just edit the chant out on their DVD.
Besides, I doubt there's anything in the world that could crush HHH's ego.