Originally Posted by new_year_new_start
The boat Taker ever losing at Mania sailed when they didn't put Orton over him during the Legend Killer gimmick. Nobody should or will go over him at a Mania. If I HAD to choose someone on the roster I'd either give it to someone up-coming with talent like Ziggler or Punk to further cement him as a top guy in the company.
I'm of the same belief that Taker shouldn't lose at all at Wrestlemania. At this point, he should just be allowed to retire this year or next year with the streak intact. I just assumed the point of the thread was that Taker had to lose, so pick who beats him. Barrett to me is someone who could be groomed to be that guy.
Now I see OP went back and said we can bring back retired legends to do it, which I think is absolutely insane. Whoever were to pin The Undertaker at Wrestlemania would have to be somebody the company can bank on for the next 5-10 years as a top guy. Somebody has to benefit. Some retired guy looking for a fat payday? Nobody benefits in the long run. There has to be an end game.