With 2009 coming to a close later this week, the road to WrestleMania takes another turn as WWE‘s biggest show of the year is a mere 3 months away. Already, the card is starting to take shape with tentative plans in place for several of WWE‘s top acts. Here are some rumored matches that we’d love to see:
Several weeks ago on RAW, WWE tag champion Shawn Michaels issued the challenge to The Undertaker for a WrestleMania rematch in Arizona. While WWE had previously considered names like Vince McMahon, Chris Jericho and John Cena as possible WrestleMania opponents for the Undertaker, the current plan is for Shawn Michaels to get his wish and another chance to break the Dead Man’s winning streak. The SmackDown storyline which was building up a possible Undertaker vs. Vince McMahon showdown seems to have been dropped.
This week on RAW, while Vince McMahon was addressing the Bret Hart rumors, Shawn Michaels came out once again and requested the WrestleMania rematch once again.While the Undertaker is sadly not in the same physical shape as he was last year, hopefully he’s got enough left in the tank to deliver one more WrestleMania classic with the Heartbreak Kid.
This one is just speculation at this point, but it’s a match so big you know WWE will push for it. Bret Hart‘s physical condition is still unknown at this point. Whether he is physically able to even pull off a convincing street fight remains to be seen, but Bret is coming back to tie up the loose ends from Montreal 1997 and Bret getting his hands on Vince McMahon at WrestleMania once and for all is a payoff that seems irresistible.
Triple H vs. Sheamus:
With Shawn Michaels tied up with the Undertaker, that leaves his DX partner Triple H without a clear opponent. Fear not, as we’ve heard Triple H has been pushing to wrestle his workout partner and protege of sorts, WWE Champion Sheamus. Whether that match will be for the WWE title remains to be seen, but Triple H reportedly feels that wrestling Sheamus on the big stage of WrestleMania would help solidify him as a main event player.
Another WrestleMania 26 match still being discussed is Edge vs. Chris Jericho. The latest on Edge is that he should be healthy by March in time to build up a Wrestleania match. Edge and Jericho were WWE tag champions before Edge was injured and Jericho cut several heel promos about how Edge was the weak link in the team, setting up a built-in feud down the road.
Randy Orton vs. Ted DiBiase:
A Ted DiBiase face turn has been rumored for months and was expected to coincide with the the release of his The Marine 2 movie, which hits stores this week. Teddy is still a heel and we’re hearing that there were talks as recent as this weekend about holding off on his face turn until the Royal Rumble pay-per-view. Randy Orton has been named as a possible opponent for DiBiase, which could be a great chance elevate DiBiase.