Hello readers. I write, today, because of a match that has been booked tonight for Wrestlemania 26: Undertaker vs Shawn Michaels, the rematch.
I think a lot of the WWE fans saw this match coming. We all knew it would either be this, or HBK vs HHH. Tonight, on Monday Night RAW, we found out for sure.
To give some background, this match has received quite a bit of buildup. There was an amazing promo tonight on RAW that was shown directly before Michaels called out the Undertaker. For anyone who may have missed it, you can catch it again here.
Shawn Michaels, once again, told the Undertaker that he can beat him at Wrestlemania, and challenged him to a rematch at Wrestlemania 26.
Unlike the past times Michaels had offered a challenge, the Undertaker accepted.
On one condition: If the Undertaker won, Shawn Michaels would end his career.
This gives us the "Streak vs Career" stipulation.
This stipulation alone adds dimensions to this match which makes it new, exciting, and unpredictable. I speak for many WWE fans when I say that I did not want to see a rematch between 'Taker and HBK for fear that it may tarnish the classic match they put on for us last year. Putting Michaels's career on the line, however, puts this match in a totally different field.
The one thing I like most about this stipulation is that it gives the fans reasons to stand behind the Undertaker, as well as reasons to stand behind Michaels. There are those who never want to see the Streak end, while at the same time, there are those who want HBK to win for the sole reason that they do not want to see his career end.
Where do I personally stand on this matter? It is my opinion that Undertaker's streak should never end. So, because of this, I will be cheering for Undertaker the night of Wrestlemania 26. However, I will enjoy watching some who agree with me, as well as those who will be standing behind HBK. This match will truly be pulling emotion from everyone, no matter where they may stand.
There is no doubt that this is the most anticipated match on the WM26 card. No matter how it ends, a great superstar will lose something huge. Either a streak that is a key to his career, or a career itself.
I know I am looking forward to this match, as well as the buildup to it over the next month or so.
As always, I want to hear your opinions and thoughts on the matter. Would you rather see a streak or a career come to an end? Do you think Michaels has already decided to end his career? Do you think it is his time? Please leave your comments below!