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I still can't believe he and McCool lasted. I was most certain she was using him, but what better way to show that you're not by having his baby? 

Anyway, I think Taker should face Lesnar as his last match and it would be fitting since the story could go that, even though Lesnar was unable to end the streak, he left Taker a broken man. Lesnar, being the human wrecking ball that he is...

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Taker/Punk sounds pretty awful IMO.

7 year rule and all, it shouldn't be happening again so soon. Plus I didn't like their last feud anyway, it was too clusterfucked with subplots like SXS, Little Naitch, Vickie banning Devils Gate, etc.

Mania should be reserved for fresh matches or huge rematches, that would be under neither. Ziggler isn't anywhere near a big enough name either. Orton and Kane have been done.

Sheamus would be a brilliant big man match, Cena/Taker would be obviously huge too. Not that keen on the Lesnar idea but it makes sense and theres apparently some real heat there which makes it more watchable.

As for him retiring, I think it'll happen after beating Cena in 2014 at Mania 30. Just a hunch, but I did think he'd retire at 20-0 though.

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Originally posted by John The Baptist John The Baptist wrote:

Taker/Punk sounds pretty awful IMO.

7 year rule and all, it shouldn't be happening again so soon. Plus I didn't like their last feud anyway, it was too clusterfucked with subplots like SXS, Little Naitch, Vickie banning Devils Gate, etc.
 
Yes, their feud was a big hot mess. 
 
But I think that there's a lot of guys within WWE that would feel honored to be the Taker's 21st victim. There might be a handful of guys that wouldn't want to face Taker. But overwhelmingly I think they would gladly eat a Tombstone Piledriver to show their respect for what he's done. There's no shortage of guys that would eagerly job cleanly to Taker... I think he's the one that gets to decide who he works with.
 
 
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  • Ryan1414 Asks: Do you think that the undertaker could miss WM31 and then return at WM32 and go after the WWE title?
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    I assume that would be possible but I'm unaware of his health as it relates to getting back in the ring.



He should do Wrestlemania next year only if he's fit enough to make sure fans aren't short changed with another performance as bad as his Giant Gonzalez one by his Mania standards.

If he's not fit enough for Wrestlemania apart from phoning in another performance he should simply retire.

Not everyone needs a so called retirement match. Especially when it's not going to do your health any good.
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I really DO like the double retirement match idea that keeps getting talked about between Sting and Taker. It'll be both their last match. And with Lesnar breaking the streak, it's no longer a foregone conclusion that Sting would lose such that even if he does lose, at least it would be a surprise. Plus inducting Sting and Taker into the WWE Hall of Fame the night before would be badass.
If there were time left in Undertaker's career I would really mark to see Taker vs Wyatt. But it appears that his time has run out, and even if it were to happen in the next year or so Taker is well past his prime and while it could still be good it would only likely be good in the same vein that Hulk Hogan vs The Rock or Ric Flair vs Shawn Michaels was good. Undeniably great shows, but to see the two face of while both were still in their prime it would have been far better.
 
PS. Not sure that Sting deserves being in the WWE Hall of Fame since at that point he would have never wrestled in the WWE, but then, there have been others inducted so it's not like he'd be the first. Aside from that one caveat, Sting definitely deserves it. It's just that, that's a pretty big sticking point
 


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  • caseypelsinger Asks: JR.. As always around this time of year, a lot of fans focus on Taker. You know Mark better than most. My question is, do you think he week retire intentionally, or do you think his love of the business and earning potential will keep him going until he physically can't put on a performance he'd be proud of? The upside would be us getting to see one of the best to lace up boots perform longer. The downside would be he might end up going out with a sizzle instead of a bang.
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    I do not perceive that Taker will over stay his welcome, so that speak, if that's what you are asking. I also don't believe that Taker will retire without the appropriate fanfare that such a moment deserves. 



I think he's already ruining his own legacy by putting out sub standard performances for the past few years now because he can't say no to the payday.

If his career was the main thing to him he'd have stopped wrestling years ago but he's still willing to risk becoming a criple for that next payday.

He's just the latest of many legends over the years that went on longer than they should have because they can't say no.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Baz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07/March/2017 at 18:20
I wouldn't say he's ruined his legacy by continuing, i'd say WWE have run the risk of ruining peoples memories of him by not cashing in on the biggest match out there for Taker at WM and that's John Cena.

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He's not. Let's put it this way, if I say Ric Flair, what do you think about? If I say Sting what to you think about? Chris Jericho?

Ok, to be fair there is also Hulk Hogan, but look, no one remembers how bad Flair got to be towards the end, and Sting was still quite good, Jericho is better than ever overall despite having lost a couple steps. Hell, Savage wrestled at 55 and still looked pretty damned good too.

Fact is, once the career is said and done, unless they pull a Hulk Hogan, and do something drastically bad, nobody remembers the bad, they remember the highlights.

I remember Undertaker for his run with Paul Bearer, and I loved it all right until they parted ways, and then I haven't liked him nearly as much since. He was easily my favorite ever until he and Paul Bearer split so while his legacy has gone downhill in MY book, the fact is when people mention Taker I think of the zombie dragging the WWF title behind him as he went to defend against the Hulkster with Flair. I think him riding on the bumper of the hearse in Wembley Stadium. I think of Heenan marveling about how "He's not human!" and I smile.

Likewise people will do the same only replacing MY favorite memories of Taker with their own, and they'll forget about the stupid shit like the emo tear drop tattoo under his eye, or how bad his performance was against Brock Lesnar.
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For a start, I am a WWF Undertaker fan.
And I think its despicable that they made Taker lose the 'streak' to an absolute irrelevant piece of sh*it like Brock Lesnar.
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I think Taker was so concussed it was an audible called by Vince.  Who would you have preferred to break it?
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