Why The Undertaker Should Be Booked Through 2013
Since his return to the WWE weeks before WrestleMania 29, The Undertaker remains one of the hottest, if not the hottest, commodity in the company.
Following his epic matches on television last week, the first being a six-man tag match with Team Hell No vs. The Shield and the second against Dean Ambrose, the WWE needs to consider booking arguably the best big man in the company's history (I agree with Jim Ross's comment) for the rest of 2013.
These are some of the reasons why the WWE needs him on a full-time basis.
Lack of Face Talent
There are only a handful of faces in the WWE right now who are doing it and doing it well.
John Cena, Randy Orton, Sheamus, Kofi Kingston, Alberto Del Rio and Team Hell No lead the charge. The Miz is sorely lacking in face charisma, and Zack Ryder is just lost.
I could see heels like Wade Barrett, or even someone like Cody Rhodes or Dolph Ziggler, eventually making a jump to "face" status over time, but it will not happen immediately.
The Undertaker's character is so loved by the fans, his mere presence gives the WWE a solid face to compete each week.
His Craft Is Still Perfect
He and Kane are two of the best at what they do. They are perfectionists in the ring and continue to sell for neophytes each week. That was proven in his matches with The Shield.
The Undertaker is one of the best at making everyone in the match look like a million bucks. The fact that he has sold for The Shield and further put CM Punk over is a true testament to how great he is.
Undertaker and Kane
The fact the two are working together now against The Shield gets some of the biggest pops currently in the WWE. The company needs this to continue.
While he looks good wrestling one-on-one, entering tag team matches keeps him fresher, and he does not risk as much injury.
We have seen injuries take their toll on him the past few years. This happens to be the freshest and healthiest we have seen Undertaker in a long time.
Will this eventually lead to Kane turning on his "brother?" It would be an awesome program and may have WrestleMania 30 implications.
John Cena's Injury
Could The Undertaker affect both CM Punk, who took a sabbatical two weeks ago, and the current WWE champion, John Cena, in less than a month?
Punk used his obsession to win WWE gold, and he used the need to beat Undertaker and the fact he lost as part of his reason for retreat.
If John Cena is hurt severely, as we do not know yet, could The Undertaker move front and center of the WWE gene pool to face Ryback at some point?
Another torch being passed possibly, if you look at the chances of this happening.
Now that The Rock is injured and requires surgery and his wrestling career is in serious doubt (ask Michael Bay), this is very important to the success of WrestleMania 30 in New Orleans.
If there was any chance of there being a Rock vs. Brock Lesnar match, it may have just evaporated in one surgical procedure. This could open the door for a Lesnar/Undertaker feud that could end at the big event.
It makes perfect sense. The Undertaker will need a dance partner. Lesnar will need a new challenge.
22-0? That will be hard to do if Lesnar is in fact the person across the ring staring at the Dead Man.