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The Awesome Rivalry Between The Undertaker and Triple H Continues, But Should There Be More to it This Time?
Should The Undertaker and Triple H Even Wrestle This Year at Wrestlemania?
Let's Kick This One Up a Notch
The entire WWE Universe knew that before long we would hear the frightening gong of The Undertaker ring out during one of the broadcasts and when we did on the January 30th episode of RAW, shivers still went down our spines. In a strange reversal of roles from the previous year, The Deadman interrupted Triple H’s attempted firing of John Laurinaitis, completely catching The Game off guard just as he had done Undertaker. There is no doubt that we will now be seeing “The Phenom” and “The King of Kings” square off one last time at this year’s Wrestlemania. But since Undertaker defeated Triple H last year and kept his Mania streak intact, why on earth would Undertaker want to face Triple H again this year? Wouldn’t it make more sense for Undertaker to desire a new opponent to bury this time and further cement his legacy? Now we all know that even though Taker won the match, he was beaten so badly by Triple H that he was unable to leave the ring on his own, instead needing assistance to make his way backstage. Supposedly, after what went down this past Monday on RAW, The Undertaker wants vengeance against Triple H for humbling him like no one ever has before. I believe there’s more to it than that and, if there’s not, there should be. In fact, I think that John Laurinaitis may have more to do with the current state of this rivalry than has been disclosed. Here are my reasons for this speculation. First, it seems awfully convenient that Undertaker would, of all the times he could have, return just in time to prevent Triple H from firing Laurinaitis. Now of course this could have just been a way of adding suspense to the whole idea of the interim GM being terminated and showing that Triple H is not yet fit to reassume his position on RAW because of his standing conflict of interest with The Undertaker. This does make sense, though I don’t feel it is creative and interesting enough. Secondly, ever since Laurinaitis took over his job as GM he has been seen, pretty much at some point on every broadcast, constantly texting someone on his phone. Back when that first started, I thought it was Kevin Nash. Considering how Nash and Triple H had their match and Big Sexy has been out of the storylines for a number of weeks, I no longer think that he is the elusive texter. So who could it be? Well, I think it may have been none other than The Undertaker himself. Perhaps John has been using Undertaker’s issue with Triple H to fuel the Deadman’s fire in hopes that Undertaker will return and put The Game out of commission and out of Laurinaitis’ hair for good. It would make good sense and be creative as well if Laurinaitis and Undertaker have been conspiring all this time to dethrone The Cerebral Assassin and thus settle both men’s issues with him. Now, if this is the case, The Undertaker would undoubtedly have to be a heel, and that’s fine with me. At this point in Undertaker’s career and the rivalry between him and Triple H, making The Deadman a bad guy would add a fresh element to the situation. Even though I am a fan of Undertaker’s middle-of-the-road character (not heel but not face either), I believe it would incite an entirely different feel from the fans’ perspective and would hence make the match a whole different entity than it was last year. In a nutshell, it would allow the WWE Universe to experience not the exact same match all over again but rather something completely different. It would simply add a new, dynamic chapter to this rivalry. While last year’s match between The Phenom and The Game was easily one of the best matches of all time, I don’t particularly want to see the same scenario all over again. If I wanted that I would buy Wrestlemania 27 on DVD and just watch the match again. Let’s do something fresh.
There has also been speculation that Shawn Michaels will be the special guest referee for the upcoming Wrestlemania match between Taker and Triple H and, considering we were told this past Monday that HBK would be returning to RAW next week, I think these speculations are valid. If that is the case, one has to wonder whether Michaels will favor Triple H or make sure he loses and fails to dethrone the Deadman just like Michaels himself did two years in a row. While we don’t know the answer to this for sure, I have an angle idea of my own that I feel would work. I say that The Heartbreak Kid should favor Triple H one-hundred percent, even going so far as to try and screw The Undertaker out of a victory. To even the odds, Undertaker could have John Laurinaitis in his corner. To further the depth of the match’s suspense, Kevin Nash could appear in favor of Laurinaitis/Undertaker and attack Shawn Michaels and maybe even Triple H as well. To make all this feasible, however, the match would have to be contested under No Disqualification rules. Since the match between the two legends last year was in fact a No DQ match, maybe this year’s match should be another type of bout without DQs, such as a Last Man Standing match. To me that would make one a hell of a thrilling segment, having that type of match between two of wrestling’s greatest superstars all the while throwing Shawn Michaels and Kevin Nash into the mix. This would be a perfect opportunity to get the cliq back into the same ring together, even if they are on opposing sides.
My gut feeling still tells me that Triple H will lose because HBK will make him lose out of jealousy. That certainly isn’t written in stone, though, so we still may be in for an even bigger surprise. Any way it works out I’m sure it will be a stellar match. Competing with the bout between John Cena and The Rock, however, will be tough. Therefore it makes more sense to me to make the Taker/Triple H match something far beyond what it was last year.