The Concept of John Cena vs. Undertaker at WrestleMania 32


With Sting’s in-ring career in question, The Undertaker needs an opponent for WrestleMania 32. In potentially the last match of his legendary career, The Deadman could have one final one-on-one encounter with the era’s biggest star to close it out.

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For years, one of the biggest dream matches in the pro wrestling industry has been for the world to finally see Sting and The Undertaker go one-on-one at a WrestleMania pay-per-view. (It probably dates back much farther than this, too.)

Sting was WCW. “The Franchise” won six WCW titles and became one of the biggest and most mysterious stars in wrestling, while The Undertaker won seven world titles with WWE/F and ran off 21 straight victories at WrestleMania; a run that became known as “The Streak”.

However, the possible build towards one of the most anticipated matches in wrestling’s long and illustrious history has taken a turn for the worst. Sting’s “serious injury” suffered in the main event of the recent Night of Champions pay-per-view, along with The Undertaker’s final act with Brock Lesnar next month at Hell in a Cell, all point towards no storyline being set up for The Undertaker for potentially his last WrestleMania performance.

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WrestleMania 32 at AT&T Stadium is labeled as one of the biggest shows in WWE history. In terms of crowds, it’s slated to be, as WWE expects 100,000+ in attendance for the WWE’s biggest night of the year in 2016. The stars are aligning for The Undertaker to rightfully enter the WWE Hall of Fame in his home state of Texas, but as for his opponent at “The Show of Shows”, that part remains a mystery.

Here’s where John Cena can actually save the day for a change. As I visualize all of the “IWC” rolling their eyes, let me further explain how John Cena vs. Undertaker could be one of the biggest matches in WWE history.

Whether we like it or not — and a bunch of us don’t — John Cena will go down as one of the best performers in WWE history. Cena’s a 15-time world champion and five-time United States title holder. He is “the face that runs the place”. One of the few things that John Cena has never done during his rise to superstardom is take on The Undertaker in a high-profile match-up at WrestleMania.

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  • On the other side of the coin, we have The Undertaker. A broken, beaten down Undertaker. That’s no fault of his own. Father Time remains unbeaten in life, and The Undertaker’s time in the wrestling business is sadly coming to a close.

    If — and from the looks of things, it’s not a big “if” — WrestleMania 32 is the last go-around for The Undertaker, he not only deserves a proper place on the card (you could make the argument his match should be last if this is it for him), he deserves a world-class opponent.

    Sure, John Cena isn’t exactly a high-quality wrestler. His in-ring work has improved over the years, but he’s not labeled a technician by any means. But, not many in the business respect their line of work more than John Cena. If there’s one person that would gracefully respect the final act of The Undertaker, it would be Cena.

    “The Champ” has worked all kinds of different matches and different paces in the past few years. Seth Rollins, Sami Zayn, Kevin Owens and Brock Lesnar is just a short list of the different competitors and styles Cena has competed in recently.

    It’s been stated many times that WWE wants this card to be unlike any other they’ve produced. From a Triple Threat match between the former members of The Shield, to Brock Lesnar-The Rock II, rumors are circulating of some big-match ideas, and John Cena vs. Undertaker certainly fits that mold. Will it be the best match ever worked? Probably not. But, if this is it for The Phenom, it could be the most memorable match of the evening.

    One thing’s for sure about John Cena: He respects the wrestling business and those that came before him. He’s not Triple H in terms of knowledge about pro wrestling, but he respects his elders and thrives on giving back to the fans. Like many, I’m not a John Cena fan. (I used to be, but like many, his act ran its course with me.)

    But, I respect John Cena. And personally, I’m sure The Undertaker does, too.

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