It’s not really a HUGE spoiler, like who’s going to win the Royal Rumble this year, but it is a spoiler nonetheless. Most of all people probably already know this, but some citizens of the IWC don’t like to go to Wrestling dirt-sheets and read what’s going around backstage at WWE headquarters, which is why I didn’t put the match in the title.
Rumours surfaced last September that creative wanted Wade Barret to go one-on-one against The Undertaker at this year’s granddaddy of em’ all, with Undertaker’s highly esteemed streak on the line. After Barrett and the Nexus attacked The Undertaker at Bragging Right’s and burying him, I think it was more confirmed that that match was going to occur at Wrestlemania, rather than actually being a rumour anymore.
Well, the fact that Undertaker vs. Barrett was very likely to occur at Wrestlemania kind of caused a huge volcanic eruption, concluding in a heated debate between the IWC members raging if Barret was the right man to take on the streak or not. After reading multiple forums around the Internet and questions on Yahoo Answers regarding this match, I found out the IWC weren’t too keen on this match. In fact, they actually hated the idea of Barrett vs. The Undertaker at Wrestlemania. People really didn’t give a valid argument as to why they didn’t like the idea of Barrett vs. Undertaker, they just said they don’t like it. That’s the IWC for you.
The little valid arguments I did find around the web, I will try to explain to you why they are not as compelling. The number one reason why the IWC doesn’t want Barrett to face Undertaker at Wrestlemania has to be that Barrett doesn’t deserve it, that he isn’t “big” enough to face someone of Undertaker’s stature.
What’s the logic behind that? I can’t find any of it. Barret has been one of the most, if not THE most, talked about superstar in 2010. He’s made a TREMENDOUS amount of impact in the WWE ever since he debuted. Who else have you seen go from being a rookie on NXT to main-event SummerSlam and Survivor Series in a span of not even three months?
Yes, Barrett had the Nexus behind him the entire time, and he definitely would not have been in the place he is right now had the Nexus not been there, but there’s a reason that WWE Officials had Barrett assigned as the ring-leader of the Nexus. And that’s simply because he was the best man for the job.
Out of the entire NXT rookies to date, Barrett is still the flashing individual. He was in a league of his own. Barrett has main evented several RAW shows and PPV’s and has had an incredible amount of screen time on WWE television. He was the puppeteer who manipulated THE John Cena for two months. He has had some SERIOUS heat and reaction coming onto him whether he’s on SmackDown! or RAW. So to say that Barrett isn’t big enough to face the Undertaker is simply an extremely dry statement.
Another thing I found that IWC was complaining about was the fact the Barrett was horrible in the ring. Typical IWC argument. Given Barrett is no in-ring technician such as Bret Hart or Daniel Bryan, but he can put on a damn good show. Just look at Cena vs. Barrett at last year’s Hell in a Cell. It was one of my most favourite matches of the year. That match just proved that Barrett can perform wonderfully given the right circumstances. And with Undertaker on the opposing side of Barrett, I know that Barrett has the potential to actually steal the show alongside The Undertaker at Wrestlemania.
By now, you guys should realize that I really don’t mind Barrett vs. Undertaker at Wrestlemania. Far from it actually. I would pay to see that match, given the right build-up. The IWC is making too much of a fuss. Please, I beg of you give this match a chance. Just like you gave Undertaker vs. Triple H a chance at Wrestlemania X-Seven. If the dirt-sheets are correct, The Undertaker actually hand-picked Barrett to be his opponent at Wrestlemania. There you have it folks. The Dead-man himself wants to face Barrett. That’s saying something now isn’t it?
If you guys have any more arguments regarding why Barrett SHOULDN’T face Undertaker at Wrestlemania XXVII, please leave them in the comments below and I will answer them to the best of my ability. With that being said my fellow Bleachers, I leave with stating a popular proverb that has been passed down from generation to generation: Don’t judge a book by its cover.