The If Factor: Sting Versus The Undertaker At Wrestlemania XXX

Brian Damage

The ‘If Factor’ are a series of articles that takes a look at real scenarios in pro wrestling that at one point or another were suggested, planned, considered…but did not get the green light to continue. What would the landscape of professional wrestling look like if these ideas came to fruition?

The If: Sting Wrestles The Undertaker in WWE

Sting versus the Undertaker had been a dream match in wrestling for years. The Crow versus the Dead Man…Icon vs Icon…Darkness vs Darkness. While fans clamored for this match to happen…it never materialized in WWE. That doesn’t mean it did not almost happen. Because in 2014, it could have very well occurred.

According to Sting himself, he was finaly getting out of his contract with TNA wrestling. He immediately thought about the potential for this epic match up and placed a call to both Vince McMahon and Triple H. Sting asked if there was any interest on their side about bringing him in to the company. Almost without hesitation, they wanted to bring the Stinger into WWE.

Sting suggested a match against the Undertaker at Wrestlemania 30, but unfortunately, plans were already in place for the Undertaker to face Brock Lesnar. The writing was on the wall and Sting never got his dream match with the Undertaker. Sting did eventually arrive in WWE in 2014, but the match he desired most never went down. Should Vince have changed the Wrestlemania card to feature Sting against the Undertaker? Would Sting have been the one to end the Undertaker’s streak? Would that match been worth all the wait for?

9 thoughts on “The If Factor: Sting Versus The Undertaker At Wrestlemania XXX

  1. I don’t think Sting would’ve been the one to end the streak while I’m unsure of how the match would be considering that both men were getting on in their age as WrestleMania 27 should’ve been when that match should’ve happened.

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      • It’s a reasonable assumption.
        Both guys were well past their best, so in this age of instant gratification & spot-monkey style wrestling, it would have likely been seen as a slow & plodding match. Also very likely to have been given a long time to try & hold people’s attention.

        However, despite not providing the visual spectacle many expect from a match these days, you can be sure it would have been well booked and told a good story for those who appreciate that side of things.

        Also, with The Streak intact there’s no way Taker was losing.
        But I think even the Sting fans would have accepted and expected that, certainly a lot more than the HHH match which was merely the last chance for Vince to bury WCW.

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  2. The match itself would not have been a 5 star, but could have been fun. The build up and promos leading to it would have been memorable if WWE invested into it. I think Sting would have had no problem taking the L.

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  3. Weren’t there plans for that to happen at Wm27 instead of HHH vs Taker? But it didn’t because Sting wanted to remain with TNA, and got that botchfest match with Jeff Hardy at Victory Road?

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  4. Weren’t there plans for that to happen at Wm27 instead of HHH vs Taker? But it didn’t because Sting Wanted to remain with TNA and had that botchfest match with Jeff Hardy at Victory Road?

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