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The Splash: Who Should Defeat The Undertaker at WrestleMania

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Who should Defeat The Undertaker

In my last blog, I talked about the possibility of Brock Lesnar facing The Undertaker at WrestleMania 29. I also stated that IF that match happened, I could not see the Undertaker defeating Lesnar, for the simple fact it would not be believable. I also stated that Lesnar was not worthy of defeating The Undertaker at WrestleMania at WrestleMania, for the simple fact, that he has been gone from the business for so long, and has done so little since he has been back.

So who do I think should defeat the Undertaker? Well the answer is not that hard. It has to be someone who has already started to make a name for him, and will be a major player in years to come. People like CM Punk, and John Cena are already major players, thus do not need this feather in their caps. Don’t get wrong, to defeat The Undertaker at WrestleMania, is a huge honor and it should not be taken lightly! I made a list of 5 WWE superstars of who I think are at a crossroads from superstar to megastar.

5. Cody Rhodes
It’s been a rocky year for Cody Rhodes. I still believe that if he can pull it together, he could very well be one of the leaders of the WWE in several years to come. At this stage of the game, I really don’t see Cody taking on or even defeating the Undertaker. If Cody got pushed for another year, he MIGHT be ready for WrestleMania30…but I really hope Taker is retired by then.

Don’t get me wrong, if Cody didn’t miss 2+ months of action this spring, and continued with the huge push, He just might have given The Taker a good match!

4. Alberto Del Rio
While some people do not care for his JBL/Eddie Guerrero type gimmick, I think it’s doing just fine for the moment. He has already gotten one WWE Title reign, and there’s no doubt he could pick one up in the near future.
But could he be the one to knock off the Dead Man? I certainly don’t think he has it in him to make the Undertaker tap out at this point in his career. I could definitely see a cheap distraction, from his ring announcer, followed up by quick rollup to get the 3 count.

Surely this is not something none of us want to see. But ask yourselves: Would you prefer The Undertaker to lose cleanly, or even a tap out after 20 victories at WrestleMania? Keep this in mind as I will be bringing this subject up again later...


3. Daniel Bryan
While Bryan is one of the smaller guys in the WWE, he is also one of the more technical sound wrestlers in the business today. He has also proven that he is not to be underestimated, as he has defended his World Title in a Triple Threat Cage Match against Mark Henry and The Big Show. Bryan is the first man on my list, has what it takes to defeat the Undertaker straight up at WrestleMania.

Do I think Bryan will make Taker tap out? Highly unlikely….More so I think the chances of me hitting Megabucks is more likely. Bryan is on a huge push right now, and someone like Bryan could use that Accolade for years to come. It would help his career the way it would help Chris Jericho’s Career when he defeated Steve Austin and The Rock to become the Undisputed WWF Champion at Vengeance in 2001.


2. Dolph Ziggler

Dolph Ziggler has impressed me over the past year and a half. In 2011 Ziggler not only appeared at most of the Raw & SmackDown shows, he worked at every PPV…Some of them he worked double matches. Ziggler didn’t stop there. Despite taking several loses, he has been known to take some of the bigger bumps in the WWE.

Now I’ll be honest, despite how much Ziggler has come along, I don’t the WWE actually giving him a match with The Undertaker at WrestleMania 29, never mind an actual victory over The Dead Man. Do I think he is worthy of the victory? Absolutely! Ziggler has what it takes to be a top named wrestler. All he needs is more time, and the right feud for fans to get behind him.


1. Sheamus

If there is anyone on this list that I think The Undertaker could pass the torch to with little or no regret, its Sheamus. Sheamus has the size, the strength, and a big enough fan base to make a solid match at WrestleMania 29!

However when you get down to it, I don’t think The Undertaker’s ego, is big enough to handle being defeated by any of the names mentioned. His character has always been larger than life, and now he has to look deep inside himself to let go of that character.

Final Thoughts
There were just two other WWE names that crossed my mind, but I felt for one reason or another was just too green for the opportunity. Ryback has impressed me, but the guy really needs to step it up and start facing some stiffer competition. Wade Barrett was one of my top contenders earlier this year, until he was injured.

At this point of the Splash, I would usually ask you who you would like to see defeat the Undertaker. However I have a different question for all of you. HOW do you think the Undertaker should be defeated at WrestleMania? A: A heel gets a cheap 3 count victory.(doesn’t matter how) B: A Straight up 3 count. C: The Undertaker Taps out. It doesn’t matter who he is facing. Let me know in your comments. Until next time Splashers…See you when I see you.-Rick Starr
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Updated 09-07-2012 at 03:58 PM by Rick Starr

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  1. Rick Starr's Avatar
    I know a lot of people don't like this blog, for the simple reason that I said The Undertaker should be defeated by one of the younger guys in the WWE. It's not that I don't like the Undertaker, far from it. But the man's time has come. If he is going to continue to wrestle, we might as well just bring back Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, and Terry Funk! None of those men knew when to call it a day, and all of those men incredible legacies. But now all they are remembered as just players who stayed in the game way to long...
  2. Rick Starr's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Heavy
    Wow so clearly you think the streak is a joke. NONE of the people you mentioned on your list should ever even have a chance at the streak. You really need to learn alot more and not just name obvious people in WWE right now. Terrible blog
    I never thought the streak was a joke. If anything I think that streak is a huge accolade to The Undertaker. I also thing that IF they allowed someone to beat that streak, it would give that person a huge push, more so I think that person would hold that win higher than any world title! Lets be real for a second. The undertaker is a legend always will be. if he had one loss at WrestleMania, would you think any less of him? I certainly wouldn't. I asked at the end of my blog HOW should the Undertaker be defeated, and not one person had the balls to answer. so I will.

    I think if the Undertaker should lose it should be B: A straight up 3 count. that way there would be no excuses. If he got a heel loss people would make excuses for the loss, and never accept it.
  3. TheGreatOne's Avatar
    Lesnar is the only one believable enough other than Cena to defeat the streak.
  4. Rick Starr's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by PhEonYx
    I'm going to start off by saying; you can't write a blog about The Deadman's streak and who should defeat it, and NOT expect negative feed back. First and foremost, NO ONE in todays day and age is worthy of ending the streak. 2nd, I was hoping to see The Savior comment on this, as for his comment LOL!!!! Take a long look back at the names Taker has defeated, and ask yourself if they were more worthy than the names you've listed.

    Finally, the streak shall never be broken, nor shall The Deadman's legacy.
    This isnt my first blog where I got haters, and it isnt my last. As far as Savior goes..well to each's own I guess. As far as who Taker has defeated and my list...yes I agree 100% there are plenty of names that should have defeated the Undertaker...like Shawn Michaels at WM25. As far as Taker's Legacy goes...he's killing that off himself by staying in the ring to long. Just like Hogan did and just like Flair did.
  5. Heavy's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Starr
    I never thought the streak was a joke. If anything I think that streak is a huge accolade to The Undertaker. I also thing that IF they allowed someone to beat that streak, it would give that person a huge push, more so I think that person would hold that win higher than any world title! Lets be real for a second. The undertaker is a legend always will be. if he had one loss at WrestleMania, would you think any less of him? I certainly wouldn't. I asked at the end of my blog HOW should the Undertaker be defeated, and not one person had the balls to answer. so I will.

    I think if the Undertaker should lose it should be B: A straight up 3 count. that way there would be no excuses. If he got a heel loss people would make excuses for the loss, and never accept it.



    You just can't throw sombody in there because it'll give them a push in their career because the people who have challenged for the streak have built up a great reputation and have built up a fued. Nobody on that list has a strong rep under them let alone half of what it'll take. If anything I'd say Jericho would've been a great pic for your list.
  6. AndyWonder's Avatar
    It's too late now. No superstar, not even John Cena or Chris Jericho or Sheamus is big enough to end streak. Too many high profile stars were matched up vs. Undertaker at Wrestlemania; too many high profile stars lost to have anyone beat him there in the future. I think either Diesel, Kane, Big Show, or Triple H were big enough stars to have been given the privilege of ending streak. If none of them were allowed to, no one else should.
  7. AndyWonder's Avatar
    and if its Brock Lesnar vs. Undertaker @ Wrestlemania 29, the only way Brock Lesnar wins is if he agrees to re-sign with WWE.
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