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On paper, John Cena, who has teamed up with The Undertaker on the WrestleMania stage, should have one of the biggest dream games in WWE history
After After a few weeks of the abysmal build-up to the likely WrestleMania 34 fight on April 8 in New Orleans, wrestling fans will get anything but a dream play.
The biggest problem during the build to their WrestleMania fight was not that the Undertaker did not, though that did not help. He missed the build for big matches before and then came into play with his music at the last moment and he was forgiven everything. The main problem this time was Cena.
While Cena can cut off some of the best commercials in the business, when he's serious and believes in what he says, the approach to calling Undertaker by questioning his character is weak and superficial. Everyone knows Cena's words about a true legend like the Deadman is not true, and his body language proves that he does not believe in what he says.
If the WWE Universe does not buy it, then why? The Undertaker takes care of reacting from a storyline perspective?
And who is Cena to declare Undertaker because he's thinking about retiring and staying away from the WWE? Cena is a nonstop marketing machine that's now part of the film and television industry, so he's not as often as he'd like. At least when Roman Reigns complains that Brock Lesnar only shows up when he wants to, the Big Dog is really there day after day.
Another problem with the WWE Universe is that Undertaker probably does not like going back to the ring contest again and again. After losing Reigns to WrestleMania in 2017, fans thought the legend would run out on his shield. In addition, the match against Reigns was not good from a technical point of view, and many believe that last year's Undertaker should have been the end of the line.
Now the problem will be, after the Undertaker finally accepts Cena's challenge, the two men have to come to terms and make a good game. While there will no doubt be a moment when the two men, like The Rock, stare at Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania X8, they must have a technically flawless match to reassure the critics. If Reigns can not get the most out of Undertaker and Cena has to prevail against a superior to have classic matches, the likely outcome will be a lackluster fight that will be largely forgotten at the end of the night.
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Independently, if the fans want the match to take place, the crowd will be huge for the Undertaker. Wherever he is and whatever he does, the Deadman will always be one of the most popular superstars in history and will get the reverence he deserves from the fans.
Despite Undertaker's massive reaction and the boisterous mass reaction as Cena shows up, that does not mean that the story told in recent weeks did not hurt the potential impact of matchup on the business.
When Cena and Undertaker finally get ready, it should be a moment forever in the annals of WWE history. Unfortunately, the lack of even a marginally entertaining angle for the company's largest pay-per-view hampers the chances that this will turn into a big wrestle mania matchdown.
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