Report: Sting Wants to Face the Undertaker at WrestleMania XXX

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Report: Sting Wants to Face the Undertaker at WrestleMania XXX
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It seems that die-hard Sting fans might not be the only ones eager to see The Undertaker vs. Sting at WrestleMania XXX.

Per a recent report, the former WCW champion himself has also been pushing hard it for it, although whether WWE management will acquiesce to his request is another matter entirely.

As Dave Meltzer notes in this week's (subscribers-only) Wrestling Observer Newsletter:

Sting, while the deal had not been signed as of a few days ago, it’s more the WWE side dragging its feet. As noted, Sting is not the priority in the company the way some of the other big-name deals have been... Sting himself was hoping to get a match with Undertaker at this year’s Mania, so I guess he bought into the Internet hype for himself since the company and Undertaker himself have had the Lesnar plan dating back to 2010. The one thing from the Sting standpoint is that since he lives in the Dallas area, he was willing to go with Undertaker and work out the match in private at Undertaker’s gym, over and over, to get it right, which is what Undertaker’s opponents the last several years have done.

It's easy to see why Sting would be so keen to work a bout with The Undertaker in New Orleans. Aside from the money and prestige, it would also be a chance to end his famous career on the highest note possible.

While Sting didn't exactly squander his legacy in the seven years he spent with TNA, he didn't add a whole lot to it, either. (Truthfully, that was more the booking team's fault than his.)

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But main-eventing one of the biggest shows in wrestling history—and anything The Undertaker does at WrestleMania will likely be the real main event whether it's the last match or not—would certainly give him the spotlight and the amazing send-off he truly deserves. 

The match itself probably wouldn't be bad, either. Sting showed in TNA he can still, on occasion, go in the ring, and The Undertaker always delivers at WrestleMania.      

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Sadly, for Sting fans, it doesn't seem like WWE is exactly clamoring to get the guy under an official contract, never mind handing him one of the biggest wrestling matches of the year.

Rightly or wrongly, management likely feels that the 54-year-old has little to offer wrestling in 2014 outside of nostalgia and perhaps a special DVD box set.

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