Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter
With The Undertaker scheduled to return to WWE on the 2/21/11 edition of RAW (the night after the Elimination Chamber PPV), speculation has been growing as to who he’ll face at WrestleMania 27. ‘Taker has been doing a lot of rehab on his surgically repaired shoulder in recent months. WWE is also confident he’ll be able to work a match at ‘Mania.
According to sources, several ideas for The Undertaker’s role at WrestleMania have been scrapped. First and foremost, he’s no longer expected to face Wade Barrett although that could change. The storyline does make sense as Barrett was the leader of Nexus when they destroyed ‘Taker and put him out of action at the Survivor Series PPV. Also, Sting has not signed a WWE deal and Brock Lesnar was not given permission by the UFC to take part in the event. Neither of them are likely to be at WrestleMania.
One idea that has been thrown out includes some sort of match with Triple H, who is set to return in the coming weeks. As reported last month, this idea has been on the cards for some time now, but seems to have been forgotten by many. We can report that last week at the TV tapings, WWE creative discussed Triple H vs. The Undertaker in a Career vs. Streak match. Shawn Michaels would serve as the special guest referee. Keep in mind that original plans called for Triple H to face Shemus at the pay-per-view.
Word is that WWE also wants to involve Shawn Michaels in some capacity, probably as a special guest referee as noted above. Shawn will not be working another match for WWE.