John Cena has called out the Undertaker. The match itself is exciting, and fans are anticipating for what could possibly happen tonight on RAW. Cena and Undertaker have a long history going back to 2002, and it seems appropriate that the Deadman would write and close the final chapter with someone he has such a long history within the ring.
Undertaker and Cena have faced off in one on one contests before, and it exceeded expectations. Tonight’s RAW is the home stretch and last call for the Deadman. Undertaker must make everything right and leave on a higher note than before. His matches with Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns, reason enough to have this last match with Cena.
Undertaker Vs Brock Lesnar didn’t feel right for the Deadman to leave, especially with the circumstances with Brock Lesnar only being there sometimes. Brock Lesnar is different than any other occurrences, such as The Rock losing to Goldberg since Goldberg was the guy who was going to be there, or Triple H giving Batista his moment. Both of those men were there the next day and the week after that and months feeding off that momentum.
The momentum with Brock Lesnar is hard to feed, and many fans felt it could have been someone else to end the streak. It felt like a loss for everyone, including the fans since Brock is only there sometimes. Brock may have ended the streak, as big of a moment it was in the heat of the moment, overall it matters what happens after as well, and after Brock’s impact was not big in any sense besides temporary nostalgia.
Undertaker went against Roman Reigns. The problem with Roman Reigns is that he was number two victories over Undertaker, he wasn’t the first. Reigns have been built up as the guy to do it, but the fact is everything Reigns been doing is what the person who ended the streak in the first place SHOULD have done. Reigns being the second guy to do it with no history with Undertaker even though he is there the next day, was bittersweet at best.
Reigns will always be number two to do it and not number one. The other fact is Undertaker ending his chapter with someone he has little or no history with was not ideal, but some fans were ready to accept it because it seemed like the Deadman was done and was going out in a blaze of glory.
John Cena is the last piece of redemption for the last ride of Undertaker. They have history, and it would feel like the long history with Cena going back to the Ruthless Aggression era will be perfect for Undertaker. Those two have worked on the Smackdown brand together in the past, and most of all that history is a piece that needs to be closed for good.
Since 2002, fans have referred to Cena’s encounters with Undertaker as “not finished” by any means. The past year’s fans have speculated a John Cena Vs Undertaker match since it makes perfect sense for Undertaker to end his career against Cena. For these reasons tonight’s RAW, and Wrestlemania is a real home stretch for the Deadman.
The simple fact is this is the perfect way to fend off his illustrious career against a man to close the chapter of their rivalry for good. Will Undertaker take it? Or will it just be confirmation of him being done for good? We will hopefully find out tonight on RAW.