John Cena will officially challenge The Rock for his WWE championship at WrestleMania 29.
The superstar won the right to fight in the main event at MetLife Stadium by winning the Royal Rumble in January. On the most recent edition of “Monday Night Raw,” Cena defeated CM Punk to ensure that he will have a chance to win the title in April.
With the loss, Punk will not have a title shot at WrestleMania. That leaves the door open for him to have a match with the Undertaker at the biggest Pay-Per-View event of the year.
For months, there has been speculation about the Undertaker’s status. The “Dead Man” has made just one appearance on WWE television since he defeated Triple H at WrestleMania 28, entering the ring during “Raw 1000.” He finally returned to the ring this past weekend, showing up at a house show in Waco, Texas.
The appearance doesn’t necessarily mean that the Undertaker will return for the next PPV. Wrestlinginc.com has reported that the Undertaker was “testing the waters” to see if he could work a quality match after undergoing multiple surgeries in the past year. The superstar teamed with Sheamus to take on Damien Sandown and Wade Barrett.
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Despite rumors that the Undertaker might not be physically able to fight in 2013, it seems that he is heading towards a feud with Punk. On Monday night, both Punk’s promo and match with Cena could be a foreshadowing for an upcoming match with the Undertaker.
Punk called himself “God” and explained that he had defeated every WWE superstar in his way, leaving the opportunity for the Undertaker to take his shot at the two-time champ. During his match, Punk hit Cena with a piledriver, a move that only the Undertaker has used in recent years.
Many fans were waiting for the Undertaker to interrupt the match and for Punk to lose his shot of being the No.1 contender. However, Punk’s loss gives the WWE an opening to have the future Hall of Famer make his return next week.
The Undertaker’s undefeated streak at WrestleMania has almost become as big as the event itself. Vince McMahon won’t allow just any superstar to challenge the 20-0 record at the event.
The Rock and Cena are set to have their rematch. Triple H and Brock Lesnar seem to be on their way to a feud that will last for the next few weeks. That leaves Punk as the top option to challenge the streak.