WWE Rumors: Undertaker To Retire Following WrestleMania 31?
Anyone see that coming? Nope, didn’t think so.
Sure, there were a few that bet on Brock Lesnar beating The Undertaker at WrestleMania 30 — but I’m not convinced that anyone truly believed Lesnar would win.
Yes of course, we’re talking about fake wrestling, but The Undertaker’s undefeated streak at WM was very real. Not anymore.
As sad as it is, and even confusing in some ways, the thing fans have to remember is that Taker wanted this to happen. He’s the one that said Lesnar is breaking the streak. It wasn’t Vince McMahon, it wasn’t Triple H — it was Taker.
What this tells me is that Lesnar is going to be around for awhile, likely in a much larger role than we’ve seen him over the past two years. UT wouldn’t put over a guy like Brock unless the business would benefit from it. If Lesnar is going to be back close to full-time and in the title picture, the business will definitely benefit.
But there’s one question still lingering — is Taker retiring?
There are reports stating that the feeling backstage at WM 30 was that Taker is done. But as with any backstage report, you can’t really read too much into it. Why? Because in this case there’s an x-factor. That x-factor is Sting.
The ICON was teasing a match at WrestleMania 31 this past weekend at an appearance in New Orleans, and we all know that if he ever wrestles in WWE, it’s going to be against Taker, likely in a one-off situation.
So yes, Undertaker will be retiring in the near future. But with only a one match per year workload, I’m sure he’s got one, maybe two more in him.
We’ll know a lot more after tonight’s Monday Night Raw, because this situation will be addressed. One popular theory is that Taker will be in the midst of a retirement speech, when all of sudden, Sting appears to issue a challenge.
It’s a dream booking scenario, but there has to be more to the story. I’m not buying Taker walking away after losing to Lesnar.