Here’s Why John Cena vs. The Undertaker Isn’t Happening at Wrestlemania
For the better part of the last several months, it was presumed that the main event of Wrestlemania this year would be John Cena vs. The Undertaker for the WWE title. However, Wrestling Observer’s Dave Meltzer revealed that plans had changed significantly from that original outline. So why isn’t Cena vs. Taker, perhaps the biggest money match WWE has at the moment, not happening?
Well, Meltzer took to Twitter to note that the match was changed in favor of a match that would benefit the long-term picture, rather than simply being a main event that would draw a huge, short-term house. This pretty much lines up with what Meltzer revealed on Wrestling Observer Radio. Namely that The Undertaker is now scheduled to face a superstar from the RAW brand in an interpromotional match.
The only thing we know right now is that the superstar in question will apparently not be Braun Strowman. But it stands to reason that the person likely to face The Undertaker is someone in a position to benefit from it, in the long term. Since John Cena is gradually scaling back to a part-time schedule, it doesn’t make sense to put him in a match with The Undertaker when there are other superstars who could be elevated into full-time draws simply through being in a program with Taker.
With that said, if I had to guess, I would imagine Roman Reigns is the one getting the shot at Taker this year. While Meltzer reported that Taker is no longer scheduled to be in a title match at this year’s show, it wouldn’t surprise me if that changed, and Taker squared off with Reigns for the Universal title. A title vs. career match could be a big draw, in much the same way Taker vs. Shane McMahon was a surprising ticket-seller last year.
But what do you think? Who will The Undertaker face at Wrestlemania 33? Who SHOULD he face? Sound off in the comments!
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