The Undertaker's Feud with CM Punk Should Continue at WWE's WrestleMania 30

Donald WoodFeatured ColumnistApril 5, 2013

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When The Undertaker squares off against CM Punk at WrestleMania 29, the duo should do so with the knowledge that this will not be their last battle on the grandest of stages.

Punk should fight The Undertaker again at WrestleMania 30.

While this year’s WrestleMania card is comprised of several high profile rematches—John Cena vs. The Rock and Brock Lesnar vs. Triple H—many fans have been soured on the thought of another.

Another match between Punk and The Undertaker would be different.

Not only would The Undertaker carry the streak into next year (he will undoubtedly win Sunday), the memories of Punk’s actions and the disrespect of Paul Bearer throughout this chapter of the duo’s rivalry would still be fresh in the WWE Universe’s mind.

The Undertaker will put on a brutal match, and with the rumors that Punk may be taking some time off after WrestleMania (h/t Wrestling Inc.), there is no better way to write him off television than by having The Deadman incapacitate him.

After the way the urn was treated, allowing The Undertaker to put Punk into a casket and have him carted off television would be the ultimate end to The Undertaker’s latest WrestleMania victory and the perfect final homage to Bearer.

That long-term injury—whatever the WWE claims it to be—would be the backstory that the company needs to further this storyline down the road.

We know how much love the WWE has for foreshadowing matches.

As much as some fans will claim that a rematch should happen at SummerSlam or even Survivor Series, at this point in his career, The Undertaker should only be fighting at WrestleMania and against the top stars in the business.

This is not the first time that Punk and The Deadman have crossed paths in their careers, and the fact that each time it has gotten better proves that a final chapter is needed.

If it’s not Punk at WrestleMania 30, it would likely be Cena.

Cena would be a face against The Undertaker—unless the rumors of a heel turn Sunday are about the face of the WWE—and as intriguing as that matchup is on paper, Punk has played the perfect heel during this feud.

Over the storied career of The Undertaker, it has been his tactics and actions that typically gets in the head of his opponents.

For the first time in a long time, Punk has managed to rattle The Undertaker heading into WrestleMania.

That despicable heel character that Punk has perfected is what makes him so talented, and his interactions with The Undertaker thus far have been enough to warrant a revisit of this angle down the line.

With the help of Paul Heyman and the subtle nuances of their promo work together, Punk is posturing himself as one of the greatest all-around wrestlers in history. Another WrestleMania match against Undertaker cements that legacy.

Maybe next year is the WrestleMania Punk puts the WWE Championship on the line against the streak, and maybe next year is the WrestleMania Punk gets the ultimate rub and beats the streak.

Either way, this is a rematch the WWE Universe will want to see.


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