Many believe that HBK was the only person who deserved retire The Undertaker but now that Shawn is gone... where does that leave The Undertaker and his retirement?
WrestleMania XXVIII, XX8, XX-Eight however it will be called, Undertaker will most likely be 19-0 going on 20-0. The perfect stipulation:
Should Undertaker win at WrestleMania 28, he must retire.
Throughout his illustrious career, matches at WrestleMania have been rewarding on his behalf. He gains another victim to the streak, retires another superstar, wins championship gold folks or even makes a name for that particular WrestleMania. The only way his WrestleMania match could not be rewarding is if the tables were turned: He loses or He has the retirement stipulation. Conversely, there is a way for him to gain rewards and at the same time, have consequences. He wins, he becomes 20-0 and retires. He loses, he becomes 19-1 and stays in WWE.
Excluding that option, the only others who deserve to retire Taker are the following:
Triple H: He has proven his dedication and has been around since before the Attitude Era. He is the last glimpse of superstars from the Golden Years. Not only that, but in time, HHH can possibly build a great feud with Taker. Along the lines of "It's taken me a while to get my hands on you blah blah retiring my best friend" and so it happens that HHH eventually retires The Undertaker
Randy Orton: He has signed a 10 year deal with the World Wrestling Entertainment so I wouldn't be surprised if he ends up retiring a few superstars. He has proven he is a gifted athlete and is currently proving his dedication and loyalty. He had an amazing feud in 2005, one of the best since the Attitude Era ended, so if creative can bring back that Orton then I'd love to watch that retirement angle.
But where would this occur? WrestleMania is the only stage Taker, HHH, HBK, Orton or any other top level superstar deserves to retire on. Unless it is an event that they made a name for (Undertaker and Survivor Series) then there isn't much option. You can't have The Undertaker lose, right at the end, going 19-1 and retiring. Not only would it anger fans because the streak is broken, Taker would retire and not even have a "revenge angle" with the superstar.
So How would The Phenom, The Deadman, The Undertaker retire? If you think you know the answer of the best retirement for Taker, take a vote in the poll!
Oh and one more thing before I forget, final quotes from WrestleMania XXVI:
- "I'm gonna' drive my kids nuts in 3 Weeks!"
- "Shawn, It's over. Goodbye, We'll Miss You"
- "Stay Down!" *LOL*
THANK YOU SHAWN MICHAELS!