Report: Sting vs. the Undertaker Planned for WrestleMania 31?

Sharon GlencrossContributor IMarch 27, 2014


Could we see Sting and The Undertaker have a match at WrestleMania 31 next year? Per one recent report, it appears to be a strong possibility.

Dave Meltzer notes in this week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter (subscription required) that the “working idea” within WWE right now is for the pair to square off at Levi’s Stadium next year:

Regarding Sting, there is a working idea that he does one WWE match and then retires, which everyone presumes at this point will be with Undertaker at WrestleMania 31 in Santa Clara. Whether this is made clear at Mania itself, at Raw the next day, or at some point closer to the show is unclear. Right now the only thing confirmed is the idea is Sting will do one last match.

This is to be expected. The 55-year-old Sting is in decent—although not great—shape, and Vince McMahon surely wants to get at least one bout out of the veteran if he has him under contract.

No doubt Sting would rather officially end his career on the biggest stage possible in one of the biggest matches of the year.


Let’s face it: It would be rather depressing if his last-ever match was for the little-watched and increasingly irrelevant TNA, wouldn’t it?

The Undertaker vs. Sting is also one of the few wrestling dream matches fans have left.

Booked correctly, it could be a huge draw on pay-per-view.

The bout itself may not be anything special or technically sound—Sting has struggled with shoulder problems in recent years, and The Undertaker barely works anymore due to his fragile physical condition—but many people would still be deeply intrigued and want to see it.

Another tantalizing possibility: Following Undertaker’s (presumed) victory over Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 30 in New Orleans next week, could we see Sting make some sort of surprise appearance to hype up the bout?

Well, it would certainly get people talking, wouldn’t it?