One of the hottest rumors in wrestling over the last few months has been that former fifteen time WWE World Heavyweight Champion John Cena will go one on one with The Undertaker at next spring’s WrestleMania 33. Is the rumor true? At this point, no one — with the possible exception of Cena, Undertaker, and the WWE brass — really knows, but if it happens, it could be the dream match that you’ve been waiting for.

Of course, John Cena and The Undertaker have met in the past, but it hasn’t happened in several years, and it’s never happened at a WrestleMania event.

Prior to WrestleMania 32 earlier this year, there were several reports which suggested that WWE was going to book Cena vs. Undertaker in Dallas. But, Cena ended up suffering an injury which forced him to miss the event, so WWE booked Undertaker against Shane McMahon instead.

WrestleMania 33 is the perfect venue for an Undertaker vs. John Cena match. Why? Well, the biggest reason is that both men’s respective careers could be coming to an end soon. We’ve already seen Cena get phased out of WWE, as he’s now accepting more non-WWE work. Then we have Undertaker, who is north of 50 and is literally on his last leg. So, the time is now for this match to happen.

According to the Wrestling Observer, WWE wants to have John Cena capture his sixteenth world title at WrestleMania 33. So, if the Undertaker vs. Cena rumor is true, then it’s very likely that The Deadman will be walking into Orlando as the WWE World Heavyweight Champion.

There’s talk of having the Cena vs. Undertaker match be a title vs. career match, where if Undertaker loses, he’ll be forced to retire. The stip makes all the sense in the world, but, WWE fans would hate Cena more than they already do if he ends up being the man to retire The Phenom.


While Undertaker and Cena may not be in their physical primes anymore, they still have the potential to put on a great match. If you look at Cena’s body of work in recent years, he’s proven that he can, in fact, wrestle, as he consistently has great matches. Of course, Cena detractors would make the argument that he’s only had great matches because he’s been in the ring with guys like AJ Styles. Sure, being in the ring with Styles hasn’t hurt Cena, but, the truth is that the fifteen-time champ can get a good match out of just about anybody, and he’d definitely be able to get a good match out of The Undertaker.

After The Undertaker’s streak died in 2014, there was some concern that his future WrestleMania matches would lose some of their luster. So far, we only have two matches to choose from — Taker vs. Bray Wyatt, which was extremely underwhelming, and Taker vs. Shane McMahon, which as arguably the most anticipated match at WrestleMania 32.

One way to get the fans excited about Undertaker vs. John Cena is to do the aforementioned retirement stipulation. In fact, that’s probably what they should do for all future Undertaker matches at WrestleMania if he continues to wrestle beyond 2017.

Undertaker vs. John Cena is one of the few true big matches that is possible in 2017. So, for that reason alone, it’ll be highly anticipated, and it’ll be one of the most special moments/matches in WrestleMania history. Will it top Cena’s previous dream matches with The Rock? Maybe not in terms of attention from casual fans, but it’ll definitely be a better match than either of the two Cena vs. Rock matches were.

Do you want to see John Cena vs. Undertaker at WrestleMania 33? If not, who would you rather see them in the ring with? Let us know in the comments section, and be sure to visit our official Facebook page for the very latest on John Cena and The Undertaker.


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