According to a July 15 report from Cageside Seats, Sting is hoping to battle The Undertaker at Wrestlemania 31. Sting, the most popular wrestler never to have competed under the WWE banner, would like to work with The Undertaker at least once before he retires. With both men running out of time in their respective careers, it seems the perfect place for what could be a double-retirement match is at Wrestlemania 31.
Even though The Undertaker's lengthy Wrestlemania streak ended this year, there's still great interest from fans who want to see him compete against Sting. The Undertaker vs. Sting would definitely be a huge seller, and would help drive subscriptions to the WWE Network. Sting recently went public with his request to battle The Undertaker at Wrestlemania 31.
The Undertaker has not yet responded to Sting's challenge, and the WWE hasn't made any official comment on the situation. Obviously, The Undertaker vs. Sting sounds great on paper. It would be absolutely incredible to see two all-time greats battling it out inside the WWE ring. Unfortunately, there are several issues that could prevent this bout from happening.
First of all, The Undertaker might not have anything left in the tank. He was legitimately injured during his Wrestlemania 30 bout against Brock Lesnar. He was hurt so bad that he was immediately sent to the hospital for evaluation, and it turned out that he suffered a severe concussion. With The Undertaker inching closer to his 50th birthday, he's obviously well past his wrestling prime.
Sting, 55, also doesn't have much time left in the sport. The major issue here is that both men do their best work when they have an athlete to work with who can carry a match. It's not going to be pretty to see two 50-year-olds wrestling, even though both men are considered legends. The match between Sting and The Undertaker might be so bad that it would tarnish the legacy of both men, and that's the last thing anyone wants.
This one might be better off being left to fantasy, and it might be better than what the real-life matchup would look like in 2015. Sting vs. The Undertaker would have been fantastic 15 years ago, but Father Time has caught up to both men. It's tough to watch when legendary athletes try to compete long after their bodies give up on them, so Sting should think long and hard about signing his name on the dotted line for this contest.