WWE WrestleMania 28: The Undertaker & "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, One Last Match!

Bleacher ReportAnalyst IDecember 17, 2011

Without a doubt, The Undertaker and “Stone Cold” Steve Austin are the greatest professional wrestlers in the WWE, some would say the greatest in pro wrestling.

These two legends have faced each other on more than one occasion in some of the best matches in WWE history. This rivalry will always be remembered as an extremely heated one from the "Attitude Era" of the WWE.

Over the last few weeks, there has been some talk amongst the Internet wrestling community about the possibility of a match between these two giants of wrestling. This match is rumored to take place at WrestleMania XXVIII on April 1st, 2012. 

Since The Undertaker’s last match, at Wrestle Mania XXVII against Triple H, there has been a lot of heated discussion and speculation on who would be Taker’s opponent for this year’s event.  The Undertaker has defeated the best the WWE had to offer; from 16-Time World Heavyweight Champion Ric Flair to Shawn Michaels, Taker has buried them all. 

Steve Austin is the man to do what no other WWE Superstar could do—end The Undertaker’s undefeated streak, which currently stands at an impressive 19-0.

Why “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, you ask? Why not? His rise to WWE superstardom is nothing short of meteoric; his championship title reigns in the WWE are extremely impressive. In addition to the slew of championships he’s held, he was one of the founding fathers of WWE’s most successful and lucrative eras; “The Attitude Era.” 

With his win at the 1996 King of the Ring where he coined the controversial catch phrase, “Austin 3:16 says I just whipped your #@s!,” the “Attitude Era” was born. Since then, Austin has wreaked havoc in the WWE, in and out of the ring.There are some in the IWC who would say, “Why would I want to see this match again?” What those fans probably don’t realize, is that Austin, in his rise to WWE superstardom, became more popular than Hulk Hogan, the WWE’s poster boy of the 1980s. So, it would be the perfect fit for Austin to be The Undertaker’s WrestleMania opponent at what will surely be the biggest WrestleMania of all time. 

Let’s not forget about The Undertaker, who has amassed a legendary career in the WWE since debuting at the 1990 Survivor Series. Taker, in addition to his impressive title reigns, is known throughout the WWE as being “The Phenom,” the ominous, dark figure who instills fear into the hearts of whomever he faces in the ring. 

This match will most likely be another pipe dream, which will never come to pass. If the WWE truly wants next year’s WrestleMania to be the biggest and most successful of all time, then it needs to listen to the fans, the ones who buy the tickets, the merchandise, the pay-per-views, the hardcore pro wrestling fans who would want nothing more than to see these two legends face each other one last time.