Good Evening wrestling fans and welcome to our newest segment of What If? This is an opinionated article about WWE What If’s. A What If…can be anything from what if a story line went in a different direction, all the way to what if Vince McMahon turns over the company? Of course, WWE won’t give us what we want because our wants are not, “What is best for business”. So, we will make it “Our Business” and have a fun time kicking around different ideas. Without further ado, What If…The Undertaker wants Shawn Michaels to retire him?
As we all know, The Undertaker is the real big dog. If he makes a special request, he gets it. He has carried the torch for three decades. But What if, the Undertaker finally hangs up his boots? What if he requested Shawn Michaels to retire him? Would he just walk away like WrestleMania 33? The Undertaker deserves more than a simple walk away. He deserves a controversy. He deserves a huge tribute, but we can’t have the Undertaker just show up to Raw the day after and bow out. That’s not his character. He is the Dead Man, the Phenom and cannot be destroyed. I am starting to believe he cannot retire either.
The Undertaker should have one last match with Shawn Michaels at Survivor Series, where it all started for the Phenom. The story line would blend into a final retirement match between the two. Shawn Michaels comes out of retirement for one last match with the Undertaker to finish what he started. He continues to taunt and warn the Undertaker of his demise, claiming he will go to hell with the Dead Man if he has to. Shawn claims he is back because he cannot retire peacefully knowing the Undertaker is still kicking ass and taking souls, while he could not destroy him, even with God on his side. It eats him alive everyday seeing Brock Lester getting the credit for ending the streak. He claims he will end the Undertaker by himself. One on one, mono a mono and take his soul back from the Undertaker. He will accomplish what no one else could do and bury the Undertaker once and for all. However, the Heart Break Kid is known to stab people in the back. Look back at his tag team partner Marty Jannetty. I still smile from the Sweet Chin Music through the barber shop window.
Shawn Michaels can still carry the Undertaker through an epic match, but Shawn cannot end the Undertaker alone. We start to realize Shawn cannot end the match, so he calls for the original members of D-X and the Kliq. They come out and assist Shawn. Shawn does not care about the win because he has already retired. His main goal is to destroy the Undertaker. This sets up for Kane to arrive and help the Undertaker during the attack. The Brothers of Destruction begin to clean house but NWO and other Past, Present and Future superstars arrive now.
The Superstars would all have to team up to destroy the Brothers of Destruction. Many men have tried to destroy the Undertaker, but all have failed. This is the only way to destroy the Undertaker in style. This would be an amazing tribute for the fans and the past superstars to finally end the phenom forever. Every superstar gets their Undertaker moment and maybe we will even see the old school purple and black.
Of course, the story line can go any direction. For an example, if you are looking for a WrestleMania match with Shawn Michaels, the Bludgeon Brothers could return together, win the titles and have a feud with the Brothers of Destruction as well. Leading to the return of Bray Wyatt and the family. With Bray taking the Undertaker’s powers. That would be epic if done correctly. But I prefer the Undertaker and his powers leaving together.
Let me know what you all think. Is this a story line that is acceptable, or would you prefer a straight match and the Undertaker walking away? I’d love to see your comments and thoughts below.