WWE Wrestlemania 28: Win or Lose Against Triple H, Undertaker Should Retire

Nick HouserCorrespondent IIFebruary 26, 2012

Photo Credit: WWE.com
Photo Credit: WWE.com

Whether the Undertaker wins or loses against Triple H at WrestleMania 28 on April 1, he should retire. In either case, Undertaker would certainly go out on top.

The Undertaker burst onto the WWE scene in 1990. Though he's earned a break, 22 years later, he's hardly taken one.

While the character appears to be immortal, the man behind the Undertaker will be 47 years old come WrestleMania 28. There's a point at which every wrestler must face the decision to shut it down.

There is no better place or time for the Undertaker to hang his old western mortician hat up than April 1, at WrestleMania 28.

One last match. A match on the WWE's biggest stage of the year. A Hell in a Cell match against Triple H.

The stars couldn't align any better.

The Undertaker invented Hell in a Cell. He embodies the Hell in a Cell with his persona of death. Every match the Undertaker participates in, he puts his opponents through hell.

He's also dominated at WrestleMania events, racking up a record 19 victories and zero losses.

Even his opponent is perfect.

Triple H, another technically-sound veteran who has risen the ranks of WWE, put in the time and built an equally impressive resume of important matches and victories.

It wouldn't be right if it was a young up-and-comer. No John Cena, Sheamus, Daniel Bryan or CM Punk would fit the potential magnitude this match could have better than Triple H.

On this stage, each would leave everything they had, no holds barred, in the ring. We as fans would respect both and remain on the edge of our seats if they went for an entire hour. In the end, none of us would recognize either competitor as the loser.

With all of these factors in place, it doesn't even matter if the Undertaker wins or loses. He'll always be one of the most recognizable and decorated wrestling characters in history.

So what happens if...


The Undertaker Loses

Most importantly, the Undertaker's incredible undefeated streak at WrestleMania would come to an end.

There are reports however, that claim 'Taker doesn't even care about the record and would rather lose it before he officially retires.

There is no problem with that at all.

'Taker loses his first ever WrestleMania pay-per-view match and retires. No one could be unhappy with a career 19-1 WrestleMania record.

The same report stated Triple H is on the verge of retirement and specifically requested this match. A win in his favor would suit both wrestlers' exits well.

Imagine: Triple H is the one man to finally put the immortal one down for good. Undertaker retires quietly having been "buried" or "sent to Hell" (either cliche works) and never returns. Triple H, having defeated the monster, decides he's done enough and has no energy left to offer.

Then we all get a nice moment to applaud Triple H the next evening on RAW as he makes his official retirement announcement.

But before he leaves the ring, lightning strikes, the bells chime, we hear a Harley Davidson in the background and the devious, undying laughter of The Undertaker lets all of us know you can never fully get rid of him.

This is the best and most satisfying scenario for an Undertaker-retirement loss. How else could he lose and just believably be happy enough to call it quits?

The lasting impression of 'Taker will never be that of a loser. The pleasure he's provided to every fan who has had the opportunity to watch him has made him a real winner.


The Undertaker Wins

After a win you would have to believe the Undertaker has done everything he could possibly do in a career. There is literally nothing left to accomplish.

He wrestled in the first ever Hell in a Cell match. He's wrestled in the most ever Hell in a Cell matches as well. Eleven times he entered the contest, leaving with five victories, five losses and one draw.

The Undertaker has already appeared in the most WrestleMania events in history. He would keep his undefeated streak at WrestleMania alive, with a 20-0 record, and take it home with him.

He's wrestled for 22 years. The Undertaker has given his best against Hulk Hogan, Yokozuna, Steve Austin, Mankind, Shawn Michaels, Triple H, Kane, Big Show, Edge, Batista, Cena, Punk and more.

The man has spanned three generations of superstars.

The Undertaker captured seven World Championship titles in the WWE. He's also held six WWE Tag Team Championships and won the 2007 Royal Rumble.

He's even wrestled in numerous inaugural gimmick matches such as the Casket Match, the Inferno Match, Buried Alive, a Boiler Room Brawl and more.

Possibly even more impressive: He's hardly changed his persona in that span. The changes he has made have never deviated too far from the original.


It's not a matter of winning or losing this one match.

The Undertaker has won fans over for a lifetime.