Undertaker Losing at WrestleMania Could Be The "Ultimate" Mistake

Adrian StaehleSenior Analyst IJune 17, 2009

WrestleMania XXVI will be history in the making one way or another.

The Undertaker is 17-0 and has done it in grand fashion. He has beaten the best of the best, including future Hall of Famers, Icons, and everyone in between. The Undertaker doesn't have to much longer in the wrestling business as an active wrestler, but has enough to hopefully get to WrestleMania XXVI.

The Undertaker has a few possible opponents for next year: John Cena, Triple H, Chris Jericho, Ted DiBiase, or even Vince McMahon. I think these are the best bet for him unless someone else comes in, like Sting or any wrestler, but those are just dreams.

Cena is at the top of his game, and it would be predictable for him to face Undertaker next year and beat him.

Triple H lost to him at WrestleMania 17 in a good match, but the can't make the magic they made nearly ten years ago.

Chris Jericho is someone that I could see make a great match with the Undertaker; and it could be interesting to see how good they feed of each other. The only problem I have is that Chris Jericho is in the prime of his career, on the second time around.

Vince McMahon comes out every couple of years to come compete at WrestleMania, but I doubt that it would be him to end Undertaker's streak; and he even said he won't end it.

"That would be the worst business descion I could make," he said.

I look at the names of who could face him and there is one wrestler that could possibly beat him and have his career sky-rocket, but then his career might falter and the Undertaker streak could have been broken for nothing. I think the storyline of Ted DiBiase Jr. ending the career that Ted DiBiase Sr. started would be a great story and be a retirement match, but that would have to be well thought out.

DiBiase winning could be negative because he would be doing something that the wrestling world thought they never see. For example, do you remember WrestleMania VI, in the Skydome in Toronto, where the greatest of all time fell to the "future" of the company? The Ultimate Warrior beat Hulk Hogan. The Ultimate Warrior was supposed to be the man that took the torch and run with it as fast as he ran to the ring. He as also supposed to bring the company to new heights, and what did he do? He choked.

The " Ultimate Mistake" happened in Toronto when Hogan lost because they could have built the winning streak around Hulk Hogan and they decided to give it to a younger guy that couldn't carry the ball. The WWE today could make the mistake of giving the ball to a younger guy who could do what the Ultimate Warrior did.

It is possible that someone like Ted DiBiase can be the guy to end the streak. He has a different style than the Undertaker; and he does things that Ultimate Warrior used to do, which is a great positive for his career, but there is still that possibility.

I think the Undertaker should keep the streak and let something stay true in the wrestling world. Undertaker has stayed loyal to Vince, and I think that's good enough for Undertaker to have something that he can say he earned and that is that streak.

WrestleMania is going to be historic, but could it be that twenty years later the WWE make the same mistake? I hope not.

My question to the B/R Wrestling Community: Do you think the streak should stay in tact? Who should face him at WrestleMania 26?

P.S. I want to thank the ones that showed me their support since my injury. Thank you very much. I appreciate it very much.