One of the biggest questions surrounding WrestleMania 31 is the status of The Undertaker. After suffering a loss to Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 30, it’s unknown whether or not the Deadman will ever have another match in WWE.
The Undertaker hasn’t appeared on WWE TV since The Streak was broken on April 6, and he was taken to the hospital following his last match. There have been rumors that the 49-year-old is prepared to retire, but recent reports suggest that he might return for a match at his 15th consecutive WrestleMania. The Undertaker’s image has reportedly been added to promotional material for WWE’s biggest pay-per-view.
Even though The Streak is no more, The Undertaker would have one of the most highly anticipated matches on the card. Below is a look at three possible WrestleMania 31 opponents for The Undertaker.
According to The Wrestling Observer, Bray Wyatt is the most likely superstar to face The Undertaker at WrestleMania 31. Wyatt has emerged as a top heel in WWE over the last year, and he might make the most sense as a challenger to The Undertaker. As an eerie character with a cult-like following in the Wyatt Family, parallels can be drawn to The Undertaker and his Ministry of Darkness.
Wyatt has been involved in the main event in two of the last three PPVs, and his opponents for WrestleMania 31 are limited. He’s already feuded with John Cena, Dean Ambrose, Daniel Bryan and Chris Jericho, leaving few main-event level babyfaces available. Having a match with one of the greatest WWE superstars in history would help Wyatt continue to climb the card and gain traction as a top star for years to come.
The match might have lost some of its luster with the ending of The Streak, but it’s one that fans have been waiting to see for years. Sting made his first ever WWE appearance at Survivor Series, and Vince McMahon indicated on Stone Cold’s podcast that the former WCW star will likely have a match at WrestleMania 31. It only seems fitting that Sting’s first WWE match would be against the superstar that has been with the company for nearly 25 years.
Sting’s appearance, while giving hope to those who want to see him at WrestleMania 31, might indicate that WWE will take him in a different direction. After helping to put The Authority out of power, Sting could be headed towards a match with Triple H in 2015. However, Sting has expressed his desire to have a match with The Undertaker, and he could face both wrestlers at different PPVs.
The WWE World Heavyweight Champion might be the least likely of the three to face The Undertaker at WrestleMania 31, but a rematch may not be out of the question. The Phenom probably wouldn’t face Lesnar if he still has the title in March, but it’s no guarantee that the former UFC champion will have the belt in a few months.
Rumors suggest that Lesnar will leave WWE after his WrestleMania 31 match, and he’s reportedly interested in a return to MMA. If word gets around that Lesnar is done with WWE in March, the company could decide that they don’t want him holding the belt, because fans will know that he doesn’t have a chance of winning. With Lesnar out of the WWE World Heavyweight Championship picture, a rematch with The Undertaker might make the most sense.