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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. saint_nick's Avatar
    It was looking like a nice blog until this paragraph.
    'However whenyou get down to it, I don’t think The Undertaker’s ego, is big enough to handlebeing defeated by any of the names mentioned. His character has always beenlarger than life, and now he has to look deep inside himself to let go of thatcharacter.' Which kind ofmakes the blog pointless, don't you think?

    Anyway, my thoughts of the names you suggested.
    Cody Rhodes - Not ready for the big push yet.
    Alberto Del Rio - Not over enough with fans.
    Daniel Bryan - Is a good possiblity.
    Dolph Ziggler - 50/50 not really sure.
    Sheamus - Could be the one. Mainly because he is a HHH guy. Plus he has the size and strenght. etc.

    Just on Lesnar, I dont believe for one second he will beat Undertaker atWrestlemanina ever. With all the personnal bad feelings between them, I dont see Undertaker agreeing to the finish.


    As for CM Punk & Cena. I don’t see any purpose for them winning. They are both top guys already and don’t really need this under their belts.

    The Undertakers streak should never be broken. It is likethe question: Should Sting wrestling for WWE? No. If they were both going to happen, why not 5+years ago?

    Last thing, I take real offence from DK Wrestling Saviorfor saying this. ‘Finally,you said Taker beating Brock wouldn't be believable...uhhh, this is wrestling.NOTHING is believable, because it's fake’ Any true wrestling fanshould also take offence at this, because a true wrestling fan would NEVER saythis.
    Updated 09-10-2012 at 04:24 AM by saint_nick
  2. The_Socal_Guy's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Starr
    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...
    There is a little difference between Taker, Hogan and Flair. Taker is smart enough to make a ton of money only wrestling once a year. Where as Flair and Hogan have to be on tv and in the ring just about every week. When Taker's time comes to hang up his boots he will go out on top. No need for him to lose in order to retire.
  3. justinjackson1983's Avatar
    Il be honest the matches you mentioned would be potential matches at events like survivor series or summerslam (should undertaker ever agree to a event outside wrestlemania) however for wrestlemania matches I dont agree at all, The undertaker's matches are special attraction and I dont see how any of the guys you said have reached a level where people would want to see them in a match of that degree considering the quality of recent wrestlemania matches the undertaker has competed in.

    The only possibilty I could see would be sheamus, and thats if and a big IF by some unforeseen circumstance names like lesnar,rock or cena couldnt wrestle at the event.

    Undertakers last few mania matches should be given that "big fight feel" and none of the names you mentioned have that and until they do should not be anywhere the undertaker at wrestlemania.

    ....and to answer your question undertaker should straight up lose if he where to be beaten, the person would get enough heat just for ending the streak to taint such a legendary feat would be just a horrible horrible idea
  4. Playboy Stevie V's Avatar
    I would prefer if no one ever beats the Undertaker at WM.

    But if I had to chose, the ONLY person who deserves to beat the Undertaker IMO is Kane.

    They can have Paul Bearer come out afterwards and they can retire and both disappear in cloud of red and purple smoke, lighting and fire. That's the only way I would be cool with the Taker losing at WM.
  5. Rick Starr's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by justinjackson1983
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    ....and to answer your question undertaker should straight up lose if he where to be beaten, the person would get enough heat just for ending the streak to taint such a legendary feat would be just a horrible horrible idea
    That was my personal answer, however I still gave every reader 3 options as to HOW the Undertaker could lose his last match..should he in fact lose at WrestleMania. And only one person stepped up to the plate and gave an option, even in a hypothetical situation. If people didn't like what I had to say in this blog about the Undertaker, then people are really going to be pissed off when I do my follow up, and talk about the man needs to retire.
  6. Rick Starr's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Playboy Stevie V
    I would prefer if no one ever beats the Undertaker at WM.

    But if I had to chose, the ONLY person who deserves to beat the Undertaker IMO is Kane.

    They can have Paul Bearer come out afterwards and they can retire and both disappear in cloud of red and purple smoke, lighting and fire. That's the only way I would be cool with the Taker losing at WM.
    I will agree with you Stevie, that is another proper ending for The Undertaker, and Kane is certainly one who has probably earned that more than anyone. My list was to push younger stars for the future, but If anyone else was to defeat Taker at WM, Kane certainly would make the most sense.
  7. TRICK1042's Avatar
    Sorry but if HBK didn't do it, no one should!
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