There was a lot of talk before Wrestlemania 27 about who would face The Undertaker. Some were obvious choices, and although it would be a great match no matter who it turned out to be, some people (including me) were hoping for a total shocker. Someone who no one could have predicted in a million years, and would actually be a threat to The Streak.
There's already one dream match up on the Wrestlemania 28 card, maybe another one is not too far out of the realm of possibility. If the WWE can throw some money around and maybe get a little lucky, then there's a slight chance that The Undertaker's 20th opponent will be, for lack of better word, epic.
First, there's Brock Lesnar. A huge long shot. He's under contract with UFC and even though rumors have spread that he wants to maybe one day return to the squared circle, other obligations will keep him from doing that for quite some time.
Of course, who could forget Taker's surprising confrontation with Brock after his loss to Cain Velasquez at UFC 121. Many people automatically believed it was all a setup for a match.
The showdown stared a huge buzz throughout the Internet, and even led to a meeting between Vince McMahon and Dana White. Obviously, nothing came of the brief confrontation, but it definitely made the WWE front page news for a while.
Maybe by next year things will be different, and if McMahon can somehow convince White to let Lesnar wrestle just one more match, it could be the most profitable and publicized event in wrestling history.
Second, there's The Icon, Sting. Like Lesnar, Sting was never in the WWE's plans to begin with. Right around the time of The Phenom's return, short, dark promos started popping up on Raw and Smackdown showing a man in a trenchcoat. It was obviously Taker from the start, but a few people thought maybe this mystery man could actually be the Stinger, and the IWC ate in up. Over the next few weeks, it was all that any wrestling fan talked about, but sadly it just wasn't enough to convince Sting to finally come to the WWE.
The imagination of wrestling fans and huge internet buzz almost made this match a reality.
The Icon Vs. The Phenom. Sounded like quite a main event.
McMahon even apparently offered Sting a contract, which he turned down. A couple weeks later, The Undertaker came out just like the promo predicted, only to be interrupted by HHH. The rest is history.
The match that The Undertaker and HHH was great, but it was nothing compared to what many longtime fans hoped for.
Hopefully, that all changes at Wrestlemania 28.
There's plenty of legendary wrestlers that are capable of coming back to face The Deadman. It's a high honor for any person to be a part of this legendary streak, but the 20th match is something that will be remembered for the ages. A match like this should attract tons of wrestlers looking for one more match and one huge paycheck.
If it's not Sting or Lesnar, there's plenty of other options to intrigue any WWE fan. Some wrestlers that pop right into my head for some reason are Goldberg, Kevin Nash, Kurt Angle, and Steve Austin. Of course this is all just speculation.
Who knows though, if the WWE can just play their cards right, we all could be in for another amazing, unexpected moment at next years Wrestlemania.