|Triple H vs. Undertaker Wrestlemania XXVII|
I don't know why it took so long for this to dawn on me, but it was 20 years ago that the Undertaker picked up his first Wrestlemania victory. He pinned the now legendary "Superfly" Jimmy Snuka. Twenty years. Wow, that is a long time. Through the years, Taker has had a variety of Wrestlemania opponents. Guys who we knew weren't going to end the streak (Mark Henry, Kane, and Edge) to potential threats (Shawn Michaels, Randy Orton, and Triple H). I know it's only been 2 days, but some folks are already talking about a rematch between Undertaker and Hunter at Wrestlemania 28. THIS CAN NOT HAPPEN. Please, allow me to explain.
|Here comes the dead man.|
Originally, I thought they'd go with John Cena vs. the Undertaker at 28, with Taker going over and retiring at 20 and 0. But since it appears we're getting Cena and the Rock instead, we need a different opponent for Undertaker. Trips and Cena right now are the only two guys on either show who pose a threat to the streak. The WWE has less than a year now to change that. And they can do it. They need to do it. Both Hunter and Taker are nearing the end of their in-ring careers or so it would seem. Even if the new challenger to the streak comes up short, if he's promoted properly and puts on a stellar match with the Undertaker he'll skyrocket to the next level.
Here are some guys who the E should focus on for that task. They're in no particular order.
|Punk flyin' high|
Punk also speaks the truth, especially during his feud with Jeff Hardy. I still have trouble understanding why he got booed for it. I'm not crazy about the way they've booked him with the Nexus. My guess is the group is over now, and Punk is back on his own. I really would have liked for him to have beaten Orton Sunday. That's two straight Manias that he's lost. But with the proper buildup, I think he could be considered a threat to the Undertaker in less than a year.
|Cody's version of the perfect plex.|
While he may not be in line for the World title anytime soon, I could see him up for the U.S. or Intercontinental titles in the coming months. But even without a title, I think they could turn Cody into a more credible threat and make him one of the top heels SmackDown! and someone who could put an end to the streak. It would be similar to the way they built Randy Orton up against Taker back in 2005.
|Make him a monster again|
|Yep, he's awesome...|