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WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross sees John Cena and Ryback as the top candidates to face The Undertaker at WrestleMania XXX. When asked on Twitter today who he believes may take on “The Deadman” at the pay-per-view event taking place next April in New Orleans, Louisiana, he stated the following: “@Ryback22 & @JohnCena on Short list.”

Ryback has his sights set on ending The Undertaker’s famed undefeated streak, which he revealed last week during an interview with TribLIVE (to promote Monday’s Raw at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania): “One of my main goals is ending The Undertaker’s WrestleMania streak. It’s something everyone has their opinion on. Some people say it’s something that should never end. I say why not? I say I’m good enough to end it, and I’m very confident in myself. I know there are a lot of people that will say otherwise, but I could care less what they say. I’m the one who wakes up every day and knows how hard I’ve worked for this. It’s something, if I don’t believe I can do it, nobody else is going to believe it.”

Meanwhile, the official YouTube account of WWE has released this 30-second highlight video of “The Human Wrecking Ball” delivering the Shell Shock.

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  • millerj265

    Ill do some digging for it my friend.

  • J-SMOOTH

    I dnt have an exact link but I guess u could just Google it I’m not trying to yank your chain or anything but it’s somewhere on the internet I think they do most of their interviews with a certain radio station cnt be sure which one cuz I never paid attention to it. But they post some links on here u just have to go back in time

  • millerj265

    Well being as you already did why don’t you tell me where you found that article, or just post a link to it. And Cena most definitely would have reached 13 without the WHC(and im not saying that’s exactly a good thing either mind you, but its true), he only won the title twice. As for Jericho, unless you count when he won the wcw title, which wasn’t at all important during the invasion angle and was just used to make the invasion look more legitimate, he has only been WHC 3 times and was as we all know the first undisputed champion for a total of 4 title reigns.

  • J-SMOOTH

    You left out Chris Jericho we are combining the titles because that the only way cena would’ve reached 13 you didn’t disprove anything I deliberately exaggerated the numbers so u could do the math and figure it out for yourself that cena controls his destiny and when Vince is tired of cena just like he got tired of Hogan he will bring up someone else. talking about storyline firings McMahons have been friends with a lot of wrestling talents like I said do your research Mr prove me wrong. Randy Orton states in a n interview that if it wasn’t for his dad and him begging and pleaing for his job he wouldn’t have had one. Vince McMahon states he loves the kid tremendous talent attitude needs adjusting but I like it he can be big in this company but hes going to have to come up from the bottom all over again. Randy Orton states a few months later you knw I use to hate john cena cena was the bane of my existence I use to live to kiss that guy off even if it kept getting me in trouble I mean hesbthe top guy and u have legitimate heat with the top guy. But I was reckless still young I have a family now I’m more humble I respect the guy as a talent but as a person I hate him. He thinks he runs the show he tried to have me fired more than once. He said you knw this kid is causing us trouble failing these tests but I’m like dude I’m in rehab for my shoulder these are what grey are giving me and ur spreading news that addicted or something. That’s neither here nor their anymore though he has what he has and obviously I have what I have I’m still here and I have the company on my back again as I’ve sen my recent pushes somethimes you have live with the little things. Do your research

  • millerj265

    He wasn’t hurt when he dropped the belt to RVD, or Edge, Or randy orton, or sheamus, or cm punk, or alberto del rio. And there are only Six men who have been wwe champion over 5 times, they are, the rock, stone cold, HHH, randy orton, hulk hogan, and john cena. Now im only counting the wwe title because cena only went after the world title for less then six months, so he really has nvr had any impact on who wins that belt. And punk even combining his wwe and WHC title wins has only been a champion 5 times not over 5 times. You keep trying to make point after point, and excuse after excuse with all these things you are claiming to be facts that are all false and easily disproven. And if cena wanted orton fired how exactly would ortons dad be able to help? Vince has fired cowboy bob orton like 2 or 3 times already so why would he care what he had to say about it.

  • J-SMOOTH

    Invalid u cena lover look at what u said and look at what I said. I said no else backs a champion in cenas time like they did in hugs time. And he doesn’t control it really guess u didn’t see that in interview with ken dykstra w-e put up a few months back or when randy Orton stated that john cena tried to get him fired and the only reason he didn’t was because his father. Cena controls a lot more than you think Vince may run the company but it’s always een the same even since hulk Hogan Hogan would keep the title then and choose who to drop it to all the time ultimate warrior was forced into the championship cuz people got tired of Hogan and warrior had the crowd. Cena only dripped the title when he was hurt

  • millerj265

    None of what you said is Cenas fault though. He cant control when he gets to be the champion and when he doesn’t. And being loved by half the audience and being hated by the other half means that he has 100% of the audience invested in what he is doing and it makes his matches memorable and special because of how into and passionate fans are about them. Not to mention the fact that his body of work and the number of 5 star main event matches he has had is legendary in itself. And fans boo him not because they hate him in general, they boo because there tired of his gimmick and that he has been a face for nearly a decade, and they boo because they want to see him as a heel. The key words there are “want to see him as a heel”. That means the the half of the audience that is booing aren’t booing him because they hate him and nvr want him to be seen again there booing because there upset that he is still a face, and there frustrated because they want to see john as a heel. So that 50% that is booing him are fans of Cena, just not the Cena we get every week, there fans of the Cena he could be if turned heel and that’s why they boo and that’s why they keep watching, in hopes that they will finally get there heel Cena.
    And on a side note, I have no idea what your point was about HHH, and Cena, and talking about how many title reigns they both had and how Cena won his titles in a shorter span of time over his career then HHH did, but whatever your point was it doesn’t matter because you are wrong about almost everything you said involving HHH and Cena, and there title reigns and how many they had by a certain year. You said by Cenas 6th yr he was an 8 time champion, that is incorrect, he was a 4 time champion, and 3 of those title reigns were as wwe champion, 1 was as the WHC. And guess what by HHH’s 6th yr in the wwe he was a 4 time wwe champion, and HHH won all 4 of those in under a yr, so hhh had more wwe championship reigns by his sixth then Cena, and he won them all in a shorter span of time then Cena did. Also by HHH 10th yr he was a 10 time champion, 5 as wwe and 5 as WHC, and by Cena’s 10th yr he was a 12 time champion, 10 as wwe and 2 as WHC. So at both superstars 10yr mark in the company, Cena only had 2 more title reigns then HHH did by his 10th yr. And as it stands now there both 13 time world champions, if you combine there wwe and WHC title reigns together. So again I have no idea what your point was with that, but regardless it is once again proven to be invalid. What else you got?

  • J-SMOOTH

    I dnt even understand that cena will forever have half hate half love relationship withbthe fans so there for Luke many wrestlers have stated he just never truly made cena is great good talent good heart drive and determination but all that means nothing if the people dnt like you honestly I think people turn on wwe just to see if cena is ever going to make that heel turn and when they figure he not they turn away. If wcw was around today they would win. That doesn’t mean he can’t draw money or anything like that. Does that make him a legend hell anybody can win and lose a championship 10times look at how HHH won and cena won. HHH made it over a 10 year period hell cena 6th year he was 8 time chamion he is what a 13 time champion now. Cena has proven himself worthy to be champion over and over again but still u feel like hey HHH is 12 time champion over 10 years give or take and there are more than 12 people who’ve been a champion over 5 times 12 other people how many people have been champion over 5 times in cenas reign 2 randy Orton and just barely cm punk

  • millerj265

    Enlighten me as to when Cena has ever once referred to himself as a legend? And also how exactly is he trying to prove that he is a legend? And also if you could just clarify how other legends who still wrestled got there by “just being” and what Cena is doing exactly to not be, “just being”.

  • J-SMOOTH

    that means only 3 more years of cenaism cena just doesn’t scream out legend because he will be forever trying to prove that he is instead of just being

  • millerj265

    John Cena is 36 years old, which makes him 3yrs younger then Edge and hes currently only one yr younger the edge was when he retired which was at 37. And hes only 5yrs younger then the rock, and at 36yrs old cena is 5yrs older then the rock was when he retired from wrestling full time. So that argument is 100% invalid, what else you got.

  • millerj265

    You obviously didn’t see warriors match against Orlando Jordan in 2008 at Nu-Wrestling Evolution. The match was a little over 17min long and warrior was sucking wind and could barley execute a close line by the end of it, he won the match after hitting 2 of the weakest looking close lines iv every seen followed by his patented full body shoulder tackle that he could barley execute because he was so blown up he had trouble even jumping a few inches into the air to preform the move properly. And please remind me of how many 5 star classics Warrior has had, or even one? And his match with Hogan at mania 6 wasn’t a good match, it was an amazing wwe moment no doubt with the two most dominant baby faces colliding in the main even, with both the wwe and ic titles on the line, and it truly was a passing of the torch moment from Hogan to warrior, but a good match it was not. And on a side note Warrior tanked as the top guy and they went right back to Hogan cause he drew money and the warrior, who to his credit did draw, but he couldn’t draw main event level money because he wasn’t any good and his matches sucked because he would get blown up 5min into a match. Cena on the other had has had dozens and dozens of good to amazing matches with a wide variety of opponents, and you can say he was carried by his opponent’s to said 5 star matches, and id agree that a lot of his best matches im sure he wasn’t the one leading the match, but you can not have the amazing body of matches that Cena has had without being good. Shawn Michaels is arguably one of, if not the best in ring performer of all time. But as good as Shawn is, even he couldn’t carry Cena to the kind of amazing matches they had without john being able to carry his own and be skilled at what he does. And there classic one hr match on raw is proof of that alone, because pulling off a match that’s going to last an hr, and that’s going to keep a good competitive pace, while still keeping the fans invested in the action throughout its entirety is no easy task, even for the likes of hbk and Bret hart at mania 12, they pulled it off beautifully, but they both have stated it was a daunting task to pull off. So for Cena to be able to keep up with Shawn and wrestle him move for move, hold for hold, and keep up with Shawn’s pace throughout the match is all the proof anyone who understands wrestling needs t know that cena is very good at what he does, he will nvr be a Shawn Michaels, or a Daniel Bryan but he is a very talented worker. And by the way I don’t believe cena got winded even once in that hr long match, or any of his 20-30min matches with punk, or ever for that matter. He is better then warrior in every aspect of the game, in terms of his in ring ability, his cardio, his work ethic, and his promos, which granted aren’t that good a lot of the time because of the cheese material he has to deliver, but they at least make sense when he delivers them. So please go ahead and try and argue what part of Warriors game is better then Cenas, good luck.

  • the v

    Common can u really compare ultimate warrior to cena? Iv they had a match today, warrior would outdo cena

  • ddfindl

    >blind eye
    >fan of Cena

    Nope. On both accounts.

  • J-SMOOTH

    I’m not going to argue with you you have your opinion and I have mine and I say he is. It’s ok to have a blind eye ur still a fan of his

  • ddfindl

    Still not that clumsy though

  • J-SMOOTH

    Because they tell you in the interviews they do I explained that. Cena gets bashed because he brings it on himself here u have a guy who started out a babyface turned heel and got all the hype I’m the world he was uberheel Like hhhhe was a rebel people were co.paring him to stonecold because he acted like he didn’t he care I mean his move used to be called the fu and when wwe went of he did too and did not look back and was shoved in our face everytime. U knew he was a bad wrestler but u liked him because he was edgy. I use to be a fan of cenas until he was too likeable john cena is like a care bear now.care bears are for kids. The whole point the rock made was hey I may have stopped wrestling but I never stopped being the rock john cena that I liked left years ago this that get out of my face john cena no one wants to see. Cena as a bad guy doing all that he has done in wwe just seems more him because that’s what made him famous this goody goody act gets him all sort of hate from the older fans

  • ddfindl

    But you said the version of clumsy you were talking about was hurting people, and now you’re saying we’ll never know if Cena has or not because the powers that be will never tell us… so how does Cena fit that criteria if you’re not allowed to know about it? I’m just sick of people bashing Cena all the time, it’s getting old.

  • J-SMOOTH

    I dnt really see ur point here

  • J-SMOOTH

    No I wasn’t referring to the rock he got hurt when john cena did the leg drop off the top ropes in the first match they had and in the second match it was before the rock bottom he knew when he did the rock bottom they were torn is what he said. But not talking bout him. U dnt ever and won’t ever see an injury a top gave to someone because he’s a top star they aren’t gonna announce on tv that he hurt someone everyone who’s ever did an interview has praise his ability and drive but the one thing they all agree on is that he is the clumsiest he’s so strong he’d hurt without knowing said by Chris Jericho in an interview in 2006. U just have to research things

  • millerj265

    The Ultimate warrior was a flash in the pan that lasted about 3yrs and tanked when he was the champion. Worse in the ring then cena by an unimaginable margin, and look it up online with just about anyone who worked with him, he may be the most un-respected guy by the locker room ever, because of his unprofessionalism, his clumsiness in the ring that resulted in frequently injuring his opponents, he had zero respect for the business and only did it for the money, and the fact that he held up vince for $550,000 or he wouldn’t wrestle at the 1991 summerslam event. All the others on your list are unquestionably Legends, but the fact that you think Warrior is because he seemed cool to you as a kid is just stupid, guys a tool and garbage in the ring. Cena by no means is a technical wizard in the ring but the man has had dozens of 5 star classics, has busted his butt for the wwe and get it afloat for nearly 10yrs now, and most importantly is respected by the majority of his colleagues.

  • the v

    Superstar billy graham – legend
    Hulk hogan – legend
    Ultimate warrior – legend
    Shawn michaels – legend
    Undertaker – legend
    Road warriors – legends
    John cena – legend wannabe

  • ddfindl

    If I don’t know Scott Steiner… Are you kidding, or are you just being condescending? And who has Cena hurt, exactly? Can you name more than one person who Cena physically injured in the ring? (The Rock doesn’t count because he said he doesn’t know if he was hurt by the attitude adjustment or if he injured himself doing the rock bottom). Towards the end of your own comment you mentioned botching moves, which every single person I listed has done many times. Anytime you botch a move you could potentially hurt someone, so I’m not sure what your point is.

  • J-SMOOTH

    Your talking about the wrong kind of clumsiness I’m not saying they aren’t clumsy they were danger to themselves I’m speaking in terms of being a danger to others. Big papa pump Scott Steiner if u dnt know him started out a good wrestler but because he was so big he kinda lost that flexibility he had and became clumsy. He would botch moves all the time. Every single match and they were dangerous ones one reason why he stayed out of sight.

  • J-SMOOTH

    Yeah over 35 cenas what 31 32 maybe still got plenty left

  • ddfindl

    All you did is make excuses for everyone’s clumsiness

  • JohnCena33

    Punk Bryan Yes
    Lesnar Taker Yes
    IC Invitational Yes, very awesome idea

    Everything else No

  • Rob ‘Richard Hammond’ Picken

    Punk vs Bryan (I want to say Austin vs Punk, but we all know thats HIGHLY unlikely)

    Lesnar vs Taker

    William Regal vs Dean Ambrose: United States Championship

    Damien Sandow vs Wade Barrett vs Dolph Ziggler: WWE Championship

    Natalya vs Layla: Women’s Championship

    Rock vs HHH (These two have a fantastic history, but have NEVER faced each other one on one at mania)

    Open Invitational for the Intercontinental Championship: seeing as it’s 30 years, they could make it a combination of past champions from the 90′s/early 00′s mixed with todays generation

    Book it WWE

  • JohnCena33

    The Rock, HHH, HBK, Edge, Taker, Cena, all at oe point were active wrestlers that are legends.

  • JohnCena33

    Thank you!

  • J-SMOOTH

    Wow Jeff hardy was only considered clumsy that one time in tna when he was high sin cara only hurts himself sabu too. Sid vicious hurt himself Batista was just too strong for his opponents he kept knocking them out they asked him to tone it down. I speaking in terms of taking care of the opponent cena is too clumsy like he can’t even do a proper suplex but that’s cena for ya

  • ddfindl

    Sin Cara, Sabu, Great Khali, Sid Vicious, Batista, Jeff Hardy… these are just off the top of my head; they are all more clumsy than Cena.

  • J-SMOOTH

    I dnt like the guy but as the top guy I dnt feel it’s his time to step down I feel he should’ve just taken more vacations I see how he u feel he’s used up his worth kinda because other stars are kinda at a stand still and I feel like if he wouldve taken time off and given other stars the time to develope it wouldn’t be so bad. For the longest it was him and randy Orton then cm punk finally got his due and now Bryan but there is so much talent cena just took it over like no I’m the guy I keep this and u can have left overs. I just dnt see him as legend now because he’s still active really if he retired today I’d see him as one

  • J-SMOOTH

    Ok if he retired today I could consider him a legend but not being an active wrestler he’s still building his legend that’s what I’m saying. And yes I do watch and he is most clumsy wrestler ever sure other wrestlers have bad spots but cena has way more

  • JohnCena33

    LOL, guess you dont watch WWE, cause Cena has put on some of the best matches of all time. All guys have clumsy spots, even Taker. Cena is a what 12 or 13 time world champ, headlined Mania multiple times, 11+ years in business, he is a LEGEND.

  • millerj265

    Idk id say legend isn’t too far off just considering his legacy in the wwe. He has been an active member of the roster for 11yrs and wrestling full time for 13yrs, and has been the unquestionable #1 guy in the company for 8yrs. I mean if you think about it by takers 11th yr in the company he was definitely considered a legend in the business. The problem with cena is and more so really the wwe, is that he should be transitioning into that legends role and new stars that will be able to carry the company for the nxt 5-10yrs should be stepping up into his place and there not because the wwe is to scared to put cena on the backburner and let him stop overshadowing new talent. So even though cena doesn’t seem like a legend given his spot as the top guy in the wwe, he should by all accounts be or already have transitioned into that active legends role.

  • J-SMOOTH

    Cena is too clumsy for taker and would end up hurting him. Though he has gotten better over the years hes still to clumsy. I agree with the match it would be a good one but the whole legends vs legends and rising vs rising no wrestlemania is and always should be about going out leaving your mark and saying you were the best if u get the opportunity to be on the show. Besides the undertaker and hbk are the only 2 legends ever guaranteed a wrestlemania match no matter what. And cena is kinda young to be considered a legend like future hall of famer better just saying

  • JohnCena33

    Wrestlemania 30 should be about two things

    1. Legends facing Legends
    2. Rising Stars facing Rising Stars

    Cena and Taker are legends, Ryback is a rising star who doesnt deserve to take on the streak. Cena vs Taker has the chance to be on of the greatest matches of all time and shoud take place at Mania 30.

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