On Monday's WWE RAW, Roman Reigns raised the stakes in his upcoming WrestleMania match with The Undertaker. In a moment that put Reigns upcoming match with the Deadman in historical context, The Big Dog was met in the ring by none other than Mr. WrestleMania, Shawn Michaels. The WWE Hall Of Famer attempted to get Roman to focus on how great of a task he had in front of him.
While the segment seemed to be a simple ploy to have Michaels' mere presence boost anticipation for the match, it was a comment by Reigns that gave us a clue for what exactly might be at stake when he steps into the ring with Taker. Roman told Michaels, "with all due respect, Undertaker retired you, and I'm going to retire The Undertaker."
The fact that they would even bring this type of verbiage into the conversation is a sign that this might be The Phenom's final run. And if this is truly Taker's final match, Roman Reigns should definitely be the one to put him down for good.
Alright, alright, put down your pitchforks, WWE Universe, and hear me out. We must first accept the fact that The Undertaker will one day be retiring. While we would all like to believe that he is truly an immortal being who will rise from his grave once a year to give us a big WrestleMania moment, let us not forget how he looked in this year's Royal Rumble. The man was clearly in pain. If rumors are true that he is in need of a very serious hip surgery, then his time in the ring will soon be coming to an end.
When Taker's legendary streak was shockingly broken at WrestleMania 30, Brock Lesnar used that rub to build his legacy for the next two years. Lesnar was the only superstar who could claim to be the one in 21-1. If you think the WWE got mileage out of that accomplishment, just imagine what they could do with whomever can lay claim to ending The Undertaker's career.
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