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Re: What was the point of that Undertaker segment after his match with Roman Reigns?

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He can always say no. I’ll bet he’s making a lot of money to do these shows. And he probably thinks he can still do them. Guys tend to wrestle into their 60s or even later. That’s just how it is. And I’ll bet they go back and forth about retiring 100 times.

Taker is beat up and has health problems. It is known through the dirt sheets that he is in bad shape and him being tall is double negative when one gets older in the ring. Taker made a lot of money in WWE unless he misused his finances and he is supplementing Michelle's lifestyle, it makes no sense for him to still be wrestling at his age. He can always be a consultant, a lot of consultants make a ton of money. This coddling of this is all he knows is just an enabling people like him to get back in the ring and make more fools of themselves.
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Yep. I was there, never heard quite so many F bombs hurled a wrestler's way live in person (My first live show was in the Ruthless Aggression Era, would be different if I was an American going to Attitude Era shows). WWE did a good job editing out all the "Fuck you Roman" and "shut the fuck up" chants in that video on the last page.

I think WM33 was meant to be Taker's retirement. The reason they didn't explicitly say it or harp on it, they wanted to have the Undertaker in the chamber in case they were desperate for one big Mania match a few years down the track. If Taker had stepped away completely after the Reigns match, maybe there'd be rumours flying around of Undertaker facing AJ next year in Tampa or something.

But money talks, especially Saudi money. I know some like to get on their high horse and blast Taker for taking the pay-off, selling out, being a hypocrite or whatever... if somehow you were offered $2 million dollars for 10 minutes work, I highly doubt you would turn it down.

Plus Taker's been a company guy for almost 30 years. If Vince asks, he's going to do it.

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Think he meant to retire after wm32 when he literally threw in his gloves. But match with Shane was shit so he was open to another match. Match with Reigns was shit and opt to have more matches.

Been having shit matches since.


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Think he meant to retire after wm32 when he literally threw in his gloves. But match with Shane was shit so he was open to another match. Match with Reigns was shit and opt to have more matches.

Been having shit matches since.
I think this is the issue. Not only is he old and broken down, but they give him shit opponent after shit opponent.

If he's really looking to go out on a good-great note, the ONLY chance of that at this point (that's also a relatively big star in the realm of WWE) I think is Daniel Bryan. Someone that's small enough that Taker can do his big moves on without it being too physically exhausting for Taker. Someone that could (and probably would) bump like hell for him while also having a convincing offensive repertoire of their own. Someone who's actually got a good mind for the business and presumably knows how to work around Taker's weaknesses. Not to mention while it may not be a mega-match, it can still be a big match with the right build for a Wrestlemania. Heck, if you have Bryan tap Taker out in what's billed as a "if Taker loses he retires" match, it would also be a great way of Taker himself indicating through character that he's done and he's ready to give it up.

And let's be honest... it's not like there are really any bigger stars than Bryan that Taker could face that he hasn't fought in the recent past that is still an active wrestler/could probably return to wrestling. I mean, the only guys I can think of off the top of my head are Cena and Rock. Both are too pre-occupied with Hollywood right now for that. And neither I think would bring Taker to a good match at this point.
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Think he meant to retire after wm32 when he literally threw in his gloves. But match with Shane was shit so he was open to another match. Match with Reigns was shit and opt to have more matches.

Been having shit matches since.
I think this is the issue. Not only is he old and broken down, but they give him shit opponent after shit opponent.

If he's really looking to go out on a good-great note, the ONLY chance of that at this point (that's also a relatively big star in the realm of WWE) I think is Daniel Bryan. Someone that's small enough that Taker can do his big moves on without it being too physically exhausting for Taker. Someone that could (and probably would) bump like hell for him while also having a convincing offensive repertoire of their own. Someone who's actually got a good mind for the business and presumably knows how to work around Taker's weaknesses. Not to mention while it may not be a mega-match, it can still be a big match with the right build for a Wrestlemania. Heck, if you have Bryan tap Taker out in what's billed as a "if Taker loses he retires" match, it would also be a great way of Taker himself indicating through character that he's done and he's ready to give it up.

And let's be honest... it's not like there are really any bigger stars than Bryan that Taker could face that he hasn't fought in the recent past that is still an active wrestler/could probably return to wrestling. I mean, the only guys I can think of off the top of my head are Cena and Rock. Both are too pre-occupied with Hollywood right now for that. And neither I think would bring Taker to a good match at this point.
They did do vs Cena. And that was a squash.

At this rate undertaker will never retire.


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