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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. ldbryant55's Avatar
    No offense here, but you can't be serious... Really? Do you really think that the streak will ever be broken? Let me save you the trouble... Never, ever, going to happen. Doesn't matter who the opponent is, it's never going to happen.
  2. DK Wrestling Savior's Avatar
    Unlike ldbryant55, I'm going to say, ALL OFFENSE here. You clearly have a lot to learn. First, people make a name for themselves, and gain recognition against the Undertaker, by LOSING to him at Wrestlemania. Nobody is going to defeat him. Second, the list is a complete joke. Not one name you mentioned, other than MAYBE Sheamus, and that's a big MAYBE, could conceivable hang with the Undertaker, nor would it make sense for Undertaker to lower himself to those standards for his only match of the year. Finally, you said Taker beating Brock wouldn't be believable...uhhh, this is wrestling. NOTHING is believable, because it's fake.
  3. PhEonYx's Avatar
    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.
  4. bearkg88's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by DK Wrestling Savior
    Unlike ldbryant55, I'm going to say, ALL OFFENSE here. You clearly have a lot to learn. First, people make a name for themselves, and gain recognition against the Undertaker, by LOSING to him at Wrestlemania. Nobody is going to defeat him. Second, the list is a complete joke. Not one name you mentioned, other than MAYBE Sheamus, and that's a big MAYBE, could conceivable hang with the Undertaker, nor would it make sense for Undertaker to lower himself to those standards for his only match of the year. Finally, you said Taker beating Brock wouldn't be believable...uhhh, this is wrestling. NOTHING is believable, because it's fake.
    Something to consider though, is with the reports of Taker being in good shape and possibly working more than 1 match a year, whose to say Taker doesn't face one of these people at Survivor Series or the Rumble and loses. Even that type of rub would help whoever wins. But I do believe that the streak will never be broken
  5. #BITW's Avatar
    to answer your question: nobody. why? because he deserves to go out undefeated & it is a huge draw for wrestlemania. one match a year, taker can go for a few more years. Nobody today is believable opponent for him and proof of that is that he's fought hhh & hbk for the past 4 years and rumored lesnar for this wrestlemania.
  6. Heavy's Avatar
    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
  7. Rick Starr's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by DK Wrestling Savior
    Unlike ldbryant55, I'm going to say, ALL OFFENSE here. You clearly have a lot to learn. First, people make a name for themselves, and gain recognition against the Undertaker, by LOSING to him at Wrestlemania. Nobody is going to defeat him. Second, the list is a complete joke. Not one name you mentioned, other than MAYBE Sheamus, and that's a big MAYBE, could conceivable hang with the Undertaker, nor would it make sense for Undertaker to lower himself to those standards for his only match of the year. Finally, you said Taker beating Brock wouldn't be believable...uhhh, this is wrestling. NOTHING is believable, because it's fake.
    First and foremost I am well aware that wrestling is fake, I've been watching it for over 30 years. When I say "beliveable" I mean along the lines of kayfabe. If you don't know what that means, or want to rip it apart..you are not a wrestling fan.

    Secondly, the list was about passing the torch to the younger guys. I'm not saying that list would actually happen. Hell I know the WWE and Taker's Ego are far too big to let something like that happen. The WWE and sheep like you only see CM Punk, John Cena, and Brock Lesnar as guys who might be able to take down a near 50 year old man. But like you said....its fake right?
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