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Eric Cohen

Brock Lesnar vs. The Undertaker at WrestleMania XXVII?

By October 25, 2010

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Over the weekend, Brock Lesnar lost the UFC Heavyweight Championship to Cain Velasquez and the Undertaker was buried alive by his brother at Bragging Rights. Despite these two newsworthy items, the big story involving these two men is a verbal altercation the two had on Saturday night.

The Undertaker was at Saturday night's fight and was interviewed by Fanhouse.com following Brock's loss. During the interview, Brock Lesnar passed the Undertaker. When Lesnar stared down the Undertaker, the Undertaker replied "Do you want to do it?".

The big question for wrestling fans is whether there was some legitimate heat between the two men or whether this was a setup for a potential bout between the two men at WrestleMania XXVII. My guess is that this is the first step towards a bout between the two men at the big event.

We are only five months away from WrestleMania and one of the biggest moments of the show will be the Undertaker putting his 18-0 undefeated streak on the line. With the exception of a match against John Cena, there aren't any big-time matches that the Undertaker can have with an opponent for the first time at a WrestleMania event. Getting Brock Lesnar allows the WWE to save that Cena-Undertaker match for another year and more importantly will the event tons of mainstream exposure.

Brock's pro wrestling career ended at WrestleMania XX in a terrible bout against Goldberg. Brock's main reasons for leaving wrestling were due to the constant travel and busy schedule. With a return for only one night, he wouldn't have to deal with either one of those problems. Even though he left the company on very bad terms, Vince McMahon has almost always fixed broken bridges when it comes time to make some money. I am sure that it will take a lot of money to get Brock to come back for one night but I would be shocked if they couldn't work something out.

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October 25, 2010 at 8:39 pm
(1) Ben says:

This match will not happen unless Brock leaves UFC completely which will not happen anytime soon unless Dana and him have serious problems with each other.

October 25, 2010 at 8:50 pm
(2) prowrestling says:

A big enough check from Vince to Dana White and the Fertittas would easily clear up any contractual issues that might hold this match up. UFC would also gain lots of publicity from this match and it would also introduce Brock Lesnar to a new generation of wrestling fans that never got to see him which will then make Brock an even more popular fighter. With Brock losing the title, his value has gone down slightly to the UFC and might make this match more likely to happen than if he had won on Saturday.

Unless I’m mistaken, didn’t Brock have some 10 year non-compete clause when he left the WWE and then wrestled in Japan? That just shows that all contracts have some type of loophole in them and those loopholes always get bigger when big money is involved.

- Eric

October 25, 2010 at 9:52 pm
(3) Kevin says:

What about Bill Goldberg? I know he was in talks with WWE at one point, but I don’t know what came out of that. Plus, keep in mind that Goldberg is from Atlanta, so if all parties involved can come to an agreement, “Goldberg v. Undertaker” would be the ideal match to have at WrestleMania XXVII.

October 26, 2010 at 2:27 am
(4) Zachary says:

The Undertaker will beat Brock Lesnar or Goldberg if he fights them at WrestleMania XXVII. Lesnar would be the first choice and Goldberg would be the second choice. John Cena would be the perfect opponent for The Undertaker in 2012 at WrestleMania. The Undertaker will be going for his 20th win. He will beat John Cena and probably retire soon after that.

The Undertaker could retire from the WWE and fight Brock Lesnar in the UFC. The Undertaker knows how to wrestle and knows how to fight. I don’t think this would happen, but I have to throw this out their as an idea in case it happens. Brock Lesnar vs The Undertaker would be big time exposure for the UFC if it happens either in the WWE or the UFC.

October 26, 2010 at 7:36 am
(5) NKM says:

Well, the big question would be what the outcome of the match would be. I mean, will WWE dare to end Taker’s streak, and if not, then will Brock be willing to come back on the biggest stage that WWE has to offer and then LOSE?! Well, he would, if the paycheck’s fat enough! :) And if that happens, then a lot of wrestlers backstage would be disgruntled, because a lot of them have given their heart and soul for the company just to get that one shot, and Brock, who “turned” his back on the E, gets a big fat check for just the one night. :D But I do wish it happens, don’t get me wrong! I think the seeds have been planted for Taker’s gimmick to change, so that he can be the badmouth biker dude that he portrayed sometime back. Then this storyline would make more sense!
Aren’t we making too much out of this?!

October 27, 2010 at 2:05 am
(6) Zachary says:

The Undertaker was buried at the Survivor Series before WrestleMania XX. He had his Biker Character when he was buried and came back to life for WrestleMania XX as The Original Undertaker Character. I don’t think he would go from The Original Undertaker to a Biker Character after being buried. That would be really stupid for the WWE to do.

I would like to see The Miz vs The Undertaker at WrestleMania XXVII. I would like to see John Cena vs The Undertaker at WrestleMania XXVIII. I don’t know when The Undertaker is going to come back from being buried alive. He could wrestle Kane in a Career vs World Title Match at Survivor Series next month.

October 27, 2010 at 2:46 am
(7) NKM says:

Well, granted he did change to his Undertaker gimmick after being buried alive, but he had changed his gimmick to the biker guy before that, right, from the Undertaker!! My point being this whole story won’t work out with Taker in his present gimmick!! Because this is REAL!! … and his character is all supernatural! …
and oh… not another Kane-Taker please. Their last match was boring!!!

October 28, 2010 at 8:39 am
(8) Sam says:

Nothing surprises me where Vince McMahon is concerned.

More money than a bull can….ya know.

I have a sneaking suspicion that McMahon has some money quietly invested in UFC and TNA.

Isn’t Shane-O-Mac involved in UFC?

October 29, 2010 at 12:40 pm
(9) James Hay says:

It’s All Wishful Thinking About What Will Never See The Light Of Day

October 29, 2010 at 2:32 pm
(10) Mikey says:

Did anyone notice that Lesner lost to CAIN Velasquez and the Undertaker lost to KANE? Cain, Kane….coincidence?

Yeah, probably!

October 30, 2010 at 11:02 pm
(11) John Laxton says:

Taker vs Jericho

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