Wednesday 2 March 2016

Wrestlemania: A wasted Undertaker Match?

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You will miss him when he is gone....

    Ah  WWE, you just love to throw us a curveball every once in a while don't you? Shane Mcmahon is back in the WWE and everyone's been losing their mind with the announcement that he will be fighting for control of the company. There is just one problem, he is fighting The Undertaker for control of the company. Ok.........

   To be fair, it is easy to understand why Vince would want to stack the deck against his son by placing him in a match against The Undertaker. The Undertaker has lost once at Wrestlemania to the beast incarnate Brock Lesnar, this is the only blemish on his amazing record at Wrestlemania as he simply does not lose when it comes to this pay per view. Shane's match against Undertaker will take place inside a hell in a cell, a match which has become synonymous with the Undertaker, a match where The Undertaker has made 14 appearances in, emerging victorious in 6 of those matches. Logically, choosing The Undertaker as an opponent for Shane based off of Undertaker's record at Wrestlemania makes sense but unfortunately, not a whole lot else makes sense about this match.

     Why would Undertaker do the bidding of Vince Mcmahon? For many years now, Undertaker's path to Wrestlemania consists of him targeting a wrestler for a specific reason i.e. CM Punk or Brock Lesnar or being provoked into a match i.e. Shawn Michaels, Triple H and Bray Wyatt. For what reason would Undertaker accept Vince's invitation to beat the snot out of his son? Following the conclusion of yesterday's raw, I cannot give you an answer! We were not treated to any information, we were not given reasons and clarification is surely needed in this situation as I see no reason as to why Undertaker is agreeing to this match. Perhaps the writers are frantically scrambling to come up for a reason for this match? We will just have to wait and see.

       Who do we cheer for? Well, Shane Mcmahon is being portrayed as the hero, the prodigal son hath returned to reek havoc upon the father and we want change, god we want change, I cannot stand another year's worth of the authority. However, does that make Undertaker the bad guy in this situation? Does that mean we want Undertaker to lose at Wrestlemania? Of course we don't so that leaves us in a very tricky situation. Having Shane lose will be a waste of his return because we want to see a change from the authority and there are rumors of a possible brand split which is a very interesting idea to many of us fans but there is not a chance in hell(pun intended) that the fans are going to boo Undertaker. He is a legend in the business so even if WWE were to turn him into a fully fledged heel, it would not work as the fans have too much admiration and respect for the Deadman. It is a somewhat reckless decision upon WWE's part as regardless of the result of this match, the fans will simply not be happy.

    Overall, WWE has peaked a lot of people's interest with the announcement of this match. The fans loved Shane's return it was a breathe of fresh air and was unexpected. Undertaker's match at Wrestlemania is more often than not the match of the night and is a main selling point of the show. Placing Shane against Undertaker is an interesting idea, the execution so far has not been great but there is still time before the pay per view to get the fans interested. The real question is: Will the fans be happy when this match is over?

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