I'm pretty sure the reason Taker is questionable is because his body is basically broken and his annual Streak match has nearly killed him the last few years.
This year and next year are surely the last two Streak matches. I hope to God they're Brock/Taker and then Cena/Taker.
That said, if they don't end the Streak (and that should be Taker's retirement match) and have Undertaker retire undefeated, they are missing out on one of the biggest moments in this entire industry. It would be such a gigantic waste if they didn't end the Streak.
The Streak will never end, brother.
The only thing I'm buying from these reports is that maybe he wanted a match with Brock or Cena, no way is he bothered about the money anymore, he's a multi millionaire outside his wrestling exploits. As for injuries, don't buy that either, people said he should have stopped after WM27, then he came back again for another brutal, high class match. Anyone remember he was on Raw 1000? If it's how some people make out, he can't walk till 9 months after his match, but he looked fine on Raw.
The way I see it, sadly, Rock, Cena and Brock are out of the question, so you need to make the most of what you have left, in my eyes, they are Punk, Jericho and Sheamus - Give one of them some real strong booking on Raw, they win 10 matches on the bounce, and challenge Taker.
If the rumors are true, Sheamus & Jericho might be booked against Orton & Ziggler respectively.
But, yeah, we seem to be looking at Punk vs Taker here. But with Punk losing the title to Rock & is more than likely going to lose the rematch at EC, I wonder who'll buy him as a threat to The Streak with all the recent failures & losses.
I think if Taker goes up against Punk at WM 29 this year, regardless of the quality of match, it will be the first time since WM 22 you know Taker is taking this win without any threat at all.
You have to go back as far as Mania 20 to find a Mania card where Takers match was clearly not one of the top two attractions. So maybe the story is true and he doesn't wanna play "third" fiddle so to speak.
But I don't get what's with this third fiddle rumor bullshit. Hell, at WM 27 he also played third fiddle to Cena/Rock and Cole/Lawler, just look at the amount of promos & build ups Taker/HHH II had , compare it to Rock/Cena & Cole/Lawler and you'd know what I mean.
This report is unbelievable. Taker couldn't care less whom he's gonna face at WM 29.