I meet this news with a resounding...
My wrestling fan roots started as the Golden Age of wrestling died down, and Triple H and The Undertaker were just getting their starts in the (then) WWF.
These two men went on to be two of the biggest names in the world of professional wrestling, and are the last two remaining (semi) active superstars in the (now) WWE.
They put on a great match last year, there is no questioning that, but my issue with this match is that Hunter/Taker 3 will not only not be the match that it was last year, any outcome in this match will be disappointing.
Let's say Undertaker wins. He is 20-0 at WrestleMania. A streak that will go down as the most iconic in WWE history.
But at what cost?
The Undertaker is closing in on age 50 very quickly and in all likelihood, this will be his last match. It will be a bittersweet ending, as it will likely be the last time we will see The Phenom in a wrestling ring.
On the other side of that coin, let's say Triple H wins.
Here again we have a legend with nothing to prove. He is an umpteenth time WWE/World Heavyweight champion who has won King of the Ring, Royal Rumbles, and is a grand slam champion.
What benefit comes of Triple H ending not only the Undertaker's streak, but his career?
Hunter is being groomed to replace Vince McMahon as the head of the WWE. He is no longer a full-time competitor. He gains NOTHING from winning this match.
My fiancée provided an excellent foil to this argument by stating that all of the legends of their day will want to have their last match with friends they had traveled the road with and respected. Facing Hunter in his last match would be what Taker would want.
While I can't argue that logic, I still stand by the fact that having someone like Sheamus end the streak would help to build a much-needed star in WWE's barren landscape.