Wrestlemania 32 is only a month and a half away and the same question that pops up every year at this time of the season is......Who will be The Undertaker's opponent this year?
By now Vince McMahon and his great team of writers (lol) usually had a plan set in stone on what direction to go in with Undertaker's next victim....I mean opponent. Previous years we knew by the February pay per view just exactly who would step into the ring with the deadman on the biggest stage in sports entertainment, Wrestlemania. This year, however, due to a huge amount of injuries in the WWE, for the first time ever, the WWE was actually stumped on who to fight the deadman this year. That was until this past Monday on RAW.
Another name that was dropped was having Undertaker battle his "brother" Kane one more time with Kane actually getting the win and both "brothers" retire together. Honestly who better to have your last match against than none other than someone that helped make your gimmick even cooler.
The Rock was another name that was dropped as a possible opponent for The Undertaker. The Rock will be at Wrestlemania 32, however, as an actual wrestler may be unlikely. The Rock has way too many movie roles coming up in 2016 and one wrong move could cause injury and ruin his movie pay days. (Can't have Fast and Furious 8 without The Rock in it, now can we?)
The most recent name that was mentioned in January to meet The Undertaker at Wrestlemania 32 was Wyatt Family member Braun Strowman. But thankfully WWE was viewing the huge negative backlash on Twitter about the idea and have scrapped that match. Well duh WWE have you forgotten about what a cluster Taker vs. Giant Gonzalez was at Wrestlemania 9? That was probably the worst match in Taker's career! Having Taker fight Strowman would've been a slap to Taker's face and a kick to the nuts on the way out to retirement.
The WWE ended up stating a week ago that the man that would face The Undertaker would be someone not currently on the WWE roster. (Which Shane McMahon does fall under being gone for six years.) But it also could've been someone currently injured, in NXT or not even in the WWE at all. This idea could've opened the door for a huge amount of possibilities.
Injured wrestler wise, many were still hoping for Sting or John Cena to return from injury in time to pick up their original plans, but both seem far from happening. Some brought up Seth Rollins. Good choice, however, angle wise having Rollins return, even if he could, and battle Taker makes zero sense. Obviously Rollins will be put into some kind of a Authority feud upon return. Cesaro has also been brought up, as the Swiss Superman has been spotted touring house shows, just not wrestling yet. Cesaro facing Taker at Wrestlemania might help establish Cesaro with a push that he greatly deserves that we all thought he was getting after Wrestlemania 30, but was denied. Some marks are still clamoring for Taker vs. Daniel Bryan, even though Bryan officially retired from wrestling, due to having the Bret Hart concussion syndrome. Of course there's the Taker vs. CM Punk people too that just can't get over the fact that Punk is never coming back. Punk is under UFC contract and just had back surgery, it's not happening people please just stop!
So now the question is will Shane McMahon really fight The Undertaker in a Hell In A Cell Match? Shane has never disappointed in his matches and was always very entertaining. But would it make better sense to have Shane pick someone from the list of above names I've stated to wrestle in his place? There have been rumors this week stating John Cena might be ready by Wrestlemania, coming back from his shoulder surgery.