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Bray Wyatt Challenges the Undertaker at 2015 Fastlane to WrestleMania 31 Match

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistFebruary 23, 2015

John Cena, left, and Bray Wyatt, right, compete during Wrestlemania XXX at the Mercedes-Benz Super Dome in New Orleans on Sunday, April 6, 2014. (Jonathan Bachman/AP Images for WWE)
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After hinting that he wanted to face The Undertaker at WrestleMania, Bray Wyatt made his intentions perfectly clear on Sunday at WWE Fastlane. He channeled The Undertaker's druids and rode down to ringside inside of a casket before openly challenging The Deadman.

The Undertaker's music originally hit, and, with the sight of the druids, many thought this was the legendary superstar's return:

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"It's HIM!" - @JCLayfield #WWEFastLane #Druids http://t.co/iuyDOf3EYn

Instead, Wyatt popped out of the casket and spoke of his desire to face off with the seven-time world champion. He closed by saying he'll "claim the soul of The Undertaker," per WWE:

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"I am BRAY WYATT, the NEW FACE OF FEAR ... At @WrestleMania, I will claim the soul of THE UNDERTAKER!" #WWEFastlane http://t.co/RjznOn2SUT

Sunday's spectacle has been weeks in the making. On Raw and SmackDown, Wyatt delivered mysterious promos targeted at an unknown superstar.

Many speculated that The Undertaker was whom Wyatt was talking about, and those suspicions proved correct at Fastlane.

WWE isn't leaving a ton of time for Wyatt and The Undertaker to build a compelling angle, but 'Taker didn't need a lot of buildup to make his matchup with Brock Lesnar something fans wanted to see.

Plus, many will wonder if The Undertaker can rebound after suffering his first WrestleMania loss ever at last year's event.

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