I know the wrestling gods must be listening right about now, so I am going to put in my Christmas (in my case, Hanukkah) wish list early with the hope someone will hear me and grant me the one thing I want to see more than anything in the WWE.
Kane vs. Undertaker. One more time before both of the greatest big men in the history of this business finally hang up their boots.
It’s a simple request and one I know I am not alone in wanting. Could someone please pick up what I am putting down here?
Kane vs. Undertaker has so much meaning in the course of history in the WWE. Brothers of Destruction, Tag Team Champions, WWE Champions, bitter rivals and the best at giving the fans what they bought tickets for.
While Undertaker is the icon (in the same regard as Sting) and Kane is the most underrated performer in WWE history (in my opinion), they have a place in lore that needs to culminate with both retiring. But those plans cannot happen until they face each other once more in the squared circle.
This kind of rivalry, like HBK and Bret Hart, Ric Flair and Harley Race and Magnum TA and Tully Blanchard, is one that is sacred, has meaning and will forever be accepted in wrestling circles. It goes against everything I have preached about lately: the fact that the WWE needs to cultivate young talent, stay away from veterans returning to save the company and eliminate the rivalries like Triple H and Brock Lesnar because Triple H is the only logical opponent for The Beast.
No matter who you are, you love the idea of the Dead Man and the Big Red Machine locking elbows and putting on a show. The idea gives Kane a chance to show his “evil” side again after giving us a softer side during this tag team title reign with Daniel Bryan.
For ‘Taker, this is like coming full circle in his career. He owns a WrestleMania record at 21-0. He is the company's most tenured performer and is the only remaining active competitor from the very first episode of Monday Night Raw in 1993. And he is the most respected name in the locker room.
You cannot get much more praise than that. With other wrestlers like Big Show and Mark Henry coming to the end of their careers as well, ending where you first started and built something great should be on the minds of both of these competitors.
Undertaker recently left the WWE active roster to have surgery and has stated he will be in New Orleans for WrestleMania XXX, where it has been said he may want to work with John Cena or Brock Lesnar. I say to heck with that. After his performances of late where he was great in matches against The Shield and especially Dean Ambrose, a last ride with Kane is ideal for a storybook ending.
In professional wrestling, you can make this stuff up, you can live the dream and you can pick a winner and a loser. And before it is said and done, both of these winners need to face each other in the ring, one last time.