What could have been. This year has been the year of pulling back the Undertaker’s veil. It has become clear that Undertaker’s career is winding down and for the first time in his entire career, he has allowed a look behind the curtains into the man behind the character. That has been one heck of an interesting ride, but that does not mean he is done inside the ring.
While it is clear that Undertaker’s best days are behind him, it still means a lot to hear that gong go off and see him come to the ring. There is no entrance like his in all of wrestling and someone getting in the ring with him will still mean a lot to their career. With so few Undertaker matches remaining, it would make sense to have him in the ring with someone who could use a rub. That was almost the case at a pretty big event.
In a post on his Instagram, Elias revealed that he was scheduled to face the Undertaker in Saudi Arabia but the match was canceled for unknown reasons. The match would have been set up by Undertaker interrupting and attacking Elias on the Monday Night Raw after WrestleMania 35. This would suggest that the match was to take place at Super Showdown 2019, where Undertaker faced Goldberg in the main event and Elias was the last man eliminated in a battle royal. Elias said that it was possible the two could face each other in the future.
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Elias v Undertaker was set to happen in Saudi shortly after this segment. Everything about this night was electric. THINGS CHANGED. Myself and The Deadman have crossed paths multiple times since I’ve been here, and I hope it’s not the last. There is a great story to be told both on screen & behind the curtain. He’s one of the greatest to ever do it. Check out @Undertaker: The Last Ride on the @WWE network to learn more about the man behind The Undertaker.
I’d be scared too. Check out how the match would have been set up:
Opinion: This would have made sense and it would have probably been a better match than what we wound up getting. What matters here though was WWE looking to set up something that could have helped an up and comer, which they don’t do often enough. That being said, I can understand the idea of going with Undertaker vs. Goldberg instead, as that is an actual dream match. Elias seems to be taking the missed opportunity well, which is a good sign for his future.
Would you have wanted to see the match? Will it take place in the future? Let us know in the comments below.
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