There are countless highlights in the career of The Undertaker. From his epic debut at the 1990 Survivor Series, to his resurrection at the 1994 Royal Rumble. He is the man who introduced wrestling fans to the Casket Match, the Inferno Match and the very popular Hell in a Cell Match. But more than anything, The Undertaker is known for his undefeated Wrestlemania streak. It’s been the selling point of Wrestlemania for the last decade. This year, the WWE has a real chance to make the streak something special. By giving The Undertaker an opponent he has never challenged. His adversary should be a man called Sting.
Last of the Dream Match
With the collapse of WCW back in 2001, dream matches have slowly become a thing of the past. Sting is one of the few wrestlers who never performed for WWE. This makes Sting a valuable commodity. Now that he is rumored to be signing with the company, this opens several potential dream matches. On the top of that list is a match against The Undertaker. It’s a match fans have been imploring to witness since 2001. And now that the stars have aligned, there is no better time to put this one last dream match together at Wrestlemania 30
Cementing a Legacy
For hardcore wrestling addicts, Sting needs no introduction. He is a legend and an icon. However, the WWE universe encompasses more than hardcore fans. The WWE universe is building new fans everyday, and it’s full of casual supporters and children. People who have no idea that a man called Sting even exists. So WWE needs to cement Sting’s legacy. However, already in his mid 50s, Sting cannot go on a winning streak by defeating the current youthful roster of WWE superstars. Doing so would invalidate the current roster. yet, if Sting were to wrestle The Undertaker, he would be instantly beholden as a legend. In fact, The Undertaker may be the one guy that Sting could quarrel and be defeated by, and still be seen as a huge deal. to cement his legacy in the eyes of the WWE fans, Sting must lose to The Undertaker at Wrestlemania 30.
Wrestlemania Needs a Draw
Each Wrestlemania has one or two matches that draw the curiosity of the casual or long time fans. At the last two events, The Rock returned and clashed with John Cena. His return brought in casual fans, fans of his movies, and brought back attitude era fans. Sting would be a draw as well. He has been around since the late 80s, and was one of the most popular wrestlers in the mid 90s. Bringing Sting into Wrestlemania would draw in fans from the Monday Night War era. It would tickle the curiosity of fans gone by, and entice them to purchase a wrestling pay per view again. Sting is a different kind of draw, but a draw nonetheless.
Unfortunately, the WWE has a way of throwing away dream matches. They did it at Wrestlemania 8 with Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair, and once again years later with Hogan and Austin at Wrestlemania 18. It should surprise nobody if they don’t pull the trigger. However, if they want to get the most out of Sting, a match with The Undertaker needs to take place at Wrestlemania 30. Anything else would be like leaving money on the table.