Here's what we know for certain: Undertaker will work his 14th WrestleMania in a row this year when he once again defends his streak, now at 21-0, at WrestleMania 30 on April 6, 2014, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Here's what we don't know: Who he will defend that streak against.
There are a few options, with heavy rumors leaning one way, and let's consider them here:
- Brock Lesnar
This one is the subject of all the rumors from the most trusted of sources in the pro wrestling world. These two have history dating back to Brock's first run with WWE back in 2003 and Lesnar is still a strong draw. There are drawbacks, though, namely the fact that few will consider him a legitimate threat to end the streak due to his part-time gig with the promotion. Plus, he works stiff to the point of downright recklessness, something Undertaker must be weary of at his age and with the mileage on his body.
Although he's still linked to Randy Orton and a WWE world heavyweight championship match at the big event, it's at least possible that plans change and he's tapped to attempt to end the streak a second time. He first tried at WrestleMania 23, which is important if only because it remains the biggest drawing show in the history of the company's existence. Like Lesnar, these two feuded extensively during Batista's initial run on top a number of years ago.
- Daniel Bryan
In a bit of a shocker, it was revealed in a recent report that Undertaker himself actually asked to work with Bryan at the "Showcase of the Immortals". His reason for doing so is anyone's guess but considering his clout within WWE at this point in his career, it's at least possible that his request is granted. And why wouldn't it be? Bryan is super over with the crowd, he's one of the best workers in the history of the industry, and he has legitimate potential to carry the company into the future.
- Anyone else
As of now, no one else has been extensively linked with Undertaker for WrestleMania 30, so we'll consider this "The Field". At a glance, there aren't many options, unless WWE finally decided it's time to pull the trigger on 'Taker vs. John Cena, a match that almost has to happen before the former's career ends. But he's still linked to Hulk Hogan in what could be his final match for the company, so that seems unlikely. Anyone else would be a huge stretch, up to and including a rematch with CM Punk from last year.
There you have it, Cagesiders. Who should it be? Vote in our poll below!