The Undertaker: 3 WWE Stars We Wished He Faced
- Author: Julie Sanders Apr 09, 2017,
Apr 09, 2017, 9:49
The Undertaker has called time on his career after a 27-year run that saw him become one of wrestling's most popular and enduring stars. There appeared to be at least one major instance of missed spots, and whether it was played up to great effect or a true sign of this being his "last ride", the 'Taker of Wrestlemania 33 needs to just hang it up.
In kick-off matches, Dean Ambrose retained the Intercontinental title with a victory over Baron Corbin, Mojo Rawley winning the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal, and Neville successfully defending the Cruiserweight title with a win over Austin Aries. Shane McMahon brought the fight to AJ Styles but Styles has the last laugh. Probably the loudest pop in the evening is when The Hardy Boyz made a shocking return. As the night wore on, the chants rained down; some vulgar, some creative, but all of them passionate.
Not even his epic "chokeslam" and "tombstone piledriver" moves managed to take Roman Reigns down, to his own amazement.
Kevin Owens captured the United States crown with a win over Chris Jericho. Jericho had the upper hand but Owens prevailed with devastating shots to Jericho.
There is no question that Brock Lesnar is the biggest draw WWE has under contract, but the impact of him taking the WWE Universal Championship with him during his hiatus is substantial. Orton again deceived Wyatt thinking that the leader of the buzzards has the edge, but with a single strike, Orton ended his reign in an instant.
His record at the event stands at 23-2, the only two losses coming against Brock Lesnar and Reigns.
The heat Reigns has received from WWE fans reached a fever pitch on WrestleMania weekend.
Thanks to his trademark snail-outrunning-Michael Myers pace and an extra-long walkway, it would take him well over a minute to finally reach the ring, where he would face off against Roman Reigns.
After the match, he laid down his wrestling gear in the ring to signal the end of his almost three decade-long career. It feels like 'Taker has retired, but has he?