That would have been something. Wrestling has a lot of major events throughout the year and some of them can be very memorable. It can be fascinating to see what kind of things you see in a wrestling show as you will occasionally remember things that you see for years to come. At the same time though, it can be fascinating to see what might have been, which is what we have now.

Above all others, WrestleMania is the undisputed biggest show of the year. The matches and moments that take place on the show dwarf anything else in North America and that has been the case for the better part of forty years. A WrestleMania Moment can change your career and that can certainly come in the form of a match. For one current WWE star, that was almost the case.

In a new interview with Sports Illustrated, Elias revealed that he was scheduled to face both Undertaker and Goldberg in major matches. Elias interrupted John Cena at WrestleManai34 before Cena’s match with Undertaker and was taken out. The following year, Elias was taken out by Cena at WrestleMania 35 and again on the Monday Night Raw following WrestleMania. This was supposed to lead to a match with Undertaker at Super ShowDown 2019 but Goldberg faced Undertaker instead. Finally, Elias was scheduled to face Cena at WrestleMania 36 but the plans were changed again before the match was made.

They could have been big. Check out what set things up:

Opinion: I could see both of these matches taking place and that could have been interesting. Elias is someone who was getting bigger and bigger reactions from the fans and either one could have been quite the elevation for Elias. It’s hard to say if it would have been the big game changer for his career, but everyone has to start somewhere. Maybe one day for either of them.

Do you like the sound of these matches? What would they have meant for Elias? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. Get the latest and greatest in professional wrestling news by signing up for our daily email newsletter. Just look below for “GET EXCLUSIVE UPDATES” to sign up. Thank you for reading!


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