The Undertaker will making his return to Wrestlemania 31 but he will not be engaging newly signed talent Sting in what fans anticipated to be a retirement match for both seasoned veterans. Instead, the former undefeated personality of the Wrestlemania series will be strutting his wares against Bray Wyatt.
The plan of Vince McMahon and company is still dependent on the health of the former heavyweight champion given that the 49-year-old wrestler has not sniffed the ring since he went down with a concussion and had to be rushed to the hospital during his last Wrestlemania fight with current world heavyweight champion Brock “The Beast Incarnate” Lesnar. If ever the man who made the tombstone move a household term will not medically cleared for physical contact, the organizers are hinting that he may still be involved at some limited capacity.
News that The Undertaker will be fighting with Bray Wyatt comes as a shock after several months of speculation that the WWE talent will be jousting it out with 55-year-old Sting. According to the Wrestling Observer, the company is not very confident of the ability of two old-timers to put on a good product, hence the Undertaker-Bray Wyatt pairing and on the other hand, Sting will be going up against Triple H.
“The booking plan right now is for Undertaker vs. Wyatt, not Sting or Lesnar, but that is dependent on Undertaker giving them the okay he can wrestle on the show, which he has not done as of yet. But even if he doesn’t wrestle, the idea right now is to use him in some form on the show, since he’s still under contract with a seven figure downside so they want to use him in some form to justify the contract,” Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer reports (subscription needed).
The debut of Sting during the Survivor Series was one of the indications that the wrestling outfit is going the other way and will be pitting its top heel in Triple H against the former WCW talent. In this storyline, triple H is still seething over the loss his Team Authority suffered in the hands of Team Cena aided by Sting’s interference. Due to the loss, Triple H and his wife, Stephanie McMahon, wrested some power over the weekly matches of RAW and Smackdown.