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Why John Cena Should Retire Undertaker at WrestleMania

For years, wrestlers dreamed of being in the main event of Wrestlemania. It was a spot that meant that you were at the top of the business. To close out Wrestlemania meant that the top wrestling company in America had faith in you to be the top star.

However, after a decade and a half of dominance from The Undertaker, another spot at Wrestlemania has proven to be just as valuable. Wrestlers were now dreaming of being the one chosen to go up against the Phenom at the event where he has yet to lose.

Every single year, wrestling fans would debate which wrestler would be the perfect opponent for The Undertaker. Some want a young up-and-coming star to be in the match so that they can get the rub. Others want a proven veteran who can have a great match with The Undertaker.

Since it’s uncertain whether The Undertaker will be retiring after this year’s WrestleMania, there’s still a chance that a wrestler might get the chance to face him next year.

For a point in time there, some wanted Ted DiBiase to be the one to face The Undertaker. Many believed that he was going to be on the fast track towards the main event. A match against the Undertaker on the biggest stage of them of all would help to lend his young career plenty of credibility. However, those beliefs should be put to rest as he practically has zero support from the main people backstage.

One scenario WWE can play out is having John Cena stepping in as the last individual to face The Undertaker before he retires. Of course, Cena is probably busy with Rock at Wrestlemania 29, so this match would have to take place at Wrestlemania 30. That would be beneficial for the company from a marketing standpoint as well since they can promote The Undertaker as being someone who was undefeated for close to 3 decades.

With John Cena still hated by a large portion of the fans, it would make the match much more interesting. Those that hate him would watch intensely to make sure that he would not be the one to break The Undertaker’s winning streak at Wrestlemania.

It would be an interesting choice if WWE decided to go that route.

Chances are, if not this year, then next year is Undertaker’s last match. There’s no better performer to retire the Deadman than John Cena himself.

This match would create immense tension amongst the fans since Cena is actually a legitimate threat. It could be a huge selling point for WWE as fans around the world would purchase the event to see if  Undertaker will be staring at the lights to close off Wrestlemania.

Pavitar Sidhu is the lead writer at The Wrestling Cafe. Visit the site to find more columns and articles, or simply to stay updated with the latestwrestling news and rumors with much more.

Is Life on the Road to Blame?

With so many wrestlers abusing substances, getting injured and dying young, one place to point the finger at is the tough road schedule that they endure.

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A lot of fans are unaware how many days their favorite WWE superstars work a week. Some assume that they only work one night a week based on the fact that they only see them once a week on television.

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WWE: Fixing the problem of the neglected United States title

The WWE United States Heavyweight Championship has been neglected pretty badly, but it doesn’t have to be.

Some pretty legendary names have held the WWE United States Heavyweight Championship.  Terry Funk, Ric Flair, Ricky Steamboat, Harley Race, Jimmy Snuka, Greg Valentine, Roddy Piper, Wahoo McDaniel, Magnum TA, Tully Blanchard, Dusty Rhodes, and a ton of other great wrestlers.

For wrestling fans who only know about the title’s history over the last couple of years, they have no idea just how important this title belt used to be.

Looking over the WWE roster, it doesn’t have to be, though.  There’s a really simple solution for WWE to make the belt at least relevant.  WWE should first put the title on Cody Rhodes, who is someone that many view as a future main event player for the company.Then they should try to consistently give him a storyline (and perhaps a title match on a pay per view). It’s a simple, but very effective and it will work.

Instead, the title is stuck with Antonio Cesaro, who is someone that the crowd simply does not seem to be connecting at all with. WWE is far better of giving it to someone who will be able to elevate the US Title and himself.

The WWE United States Heavyweight Championship is now less important than the Divas championship, it seems.

Giving Rhodes a feud each month would be a good (and simple) way to solve that problem.

If not Cody, there are plenty of other options.The Smackdown roster is filled with ultra talented wrestlers that can be used to build up the US title again.  Everything that WWE needs in order to have a competitive and relevant US title division is right there.

The only missing ingredient is desire. Not the wrestlers’ desire; management’s desire.  WWE simply does not want any focus on the US title right now.

— Pavitar Sidhu is a guest columnist and the lead writer at “The Wrestling Cafe”.

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Why the Attitude Era Happened and Its Relation to WWE Business Today

You, him, her, them, and aliens circling the planet undetected by human technology keep talking about how wrestling fans need to get over the Attitude Era and move on because, the ‘business’ has changed. That, is false.

You see, business never changes. Business continues on, following basic rules and/or principles that govern whatever the goals are that you have set for your company.

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Should WWE Use Indie Wrestlers More?

It is common knowledge that WWE historically have not been keen on using wrestlers that they have not ‘made’ i.e. wrestlers that have managed to forge their own career path before stepping foot in a WWE ring.

Many stories are told by legends of times when there was no other option than to move from territory to territory trying to make a name for themselves and earn a decent living. When Vince McMahon bought the then WWF from his father, he changed the face of wrestling forever by taking over the territories and creating the national wrestling company we now know as WWE.

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A Look Back at The Hart Foundation

Years ago, when Vince McMahon bought out Stampede Wrestling, the seeds were planted for the future Hart Foundation stable.  As part of the agreement for buying Stampede Wrestling, Stu Hart made sure that Vince McMahon also hired Bret Hart, Jim Neidhart, and Davey Boy Smith to work in the WWE.

Almost Didn’t Happen

The stable (and much of wrestling history) would not have happened had Bret Hart followed through on his desire to quit the WWE early on his career. When Jim Neidhart and Bret Hart were first hired into the WWE, they were singles wrestlers. Jim Neidhart was managed by Jimmy Hart, while Bret Hart was given a cowboy gimmick. He hated the gimmick so much that he threatened to leave the WWE.  Fortunately for everyone, the writers changed their minds and allowed Bret Hart to turn heel and form a tag team with Jim Neidhart.

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Guest Column: Tough WWE Schedule

Tough WWE Schedule

With so many wrestlers abusing substances, getting injured, and dying young, one place to point the finger at is the tough road schedule that they endure.

 

 Full Schedule

A lot of fans are unaware how many days their favorite WWE superstars work a week. Some assume that they only work one night a week based on the fact that they only see them once a week on television.

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Guest Column: Mark Henry’s Push by WWE


Mark Henry’s rise to the main event has had a very good buildup. However, the fans simply don’t seem to care about him. He does not get the reaction a heel that has been pushed as much as him should be getting, and fans don’t love him either. They simply don’t care.

First of all, the fact that WWE is actually pushing Henry into the main event of Smackdown should be a clear indicator that the company is in a  state of transitioning. Vince McMahon no longer has his veteran main event performers to rely on anymore. He must push new talent into the main event, and new stars have to be created in order for the company to survive.
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WWE Protecting The Undertaker

For those of you who don’t realize why WWE doesn’t utilize The Undertaker in more matches, the reason is quite simple. It’s because they need to protect him as much they possibly can.

The Undertaker recently celebrated his 46th birthday, and it doesn’t take a genius to figure out that he’s quite old now. He has been wrestling for nearly 3 decades now, and his body is quite worn out. In fact, he recently needed to have a rotator cuff surgery. Everything went as planned during the surgery; however, the surgeon made sure to inform The Deadman that he will experience pain in his shoulder for the rest of his life.

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