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Latest backstage news on The Undertaker vs John Cena

John Cena Undertaker WrestleMania

Fans were waiting patiently for WWE to confirm the match between John Cena and the Undertaker at WrestleMania 34, that was until a new report suggested that the Dead Man may not wrestle at the show at all.

Since then people have been wondering if the whole buildup carried by Cena was only intended towards a face-off at the Show Of Shows from the start.

The latest edition of Wrestling Observer Newsletter sheds some light on the situation and claims that a match between these two has been planned for months.

Observer also reveals that the Dead Man has been training hard in the last few months as well, which further indicates that the payoff for this angle was originally expected to be a match and not just an angle:

“Cena vs. Undertaker has been planned for WrestleMania for months, and Undertaker has been training for the match. Undertaker will obviously be in New Orleans to confront Cena.

The last word we got, which was on 4/3, is that from Vince McMahon’s standpoint, the belief is that the audience knows he’s going to show up and this is the “story” that brings him back to “kick Cena’s ass.”

They are also of the belief announcing Taker in advance won’t compel anyone to purchase the network, as anyone inclined is getting the network for the show anyway. This is Vince McMahon’s story and he seems very happy with it. I think part of it is that Vince McMahon can say, `people are invested in the mere chance Undertaker will show up!

Although it’s worth mentioning that they couldn’t elaborate if the plans were intact or if the company has changed it. So we’ll have to tune in to WrestleMania this Sunday to know if we’ll see the Phenom wrestling at the PPV or not.


  • Darrin Tyler

    I don’t get it. Either he is or he isn’t. Simple at that.

  • Mel Happenstance

    On Smart Wrestling Fan one of the hosts talked about how at Mania Cena will come out to call out Taker and Taker’s lightning comes down and strikes the “I” in WrestleMania XXXIV leaving it to read WrestleMania XXXV and we get a year build. I could see that happening, but when Cena referred to him as a dead man, I thought we’d be getting back from the dead American Badass Taker. Time will tell, but I don’t want a year build for this match, nor do I want it to be one big troll.

  • Kayfabe_Is_Dead

    I suppose it’s a way to add a tiny bit of “mystique” since everyone thought Taker retired last year. Still though, this match feels a couple years too late, but interesting to see who gets the win.