It's Official: The Undertaker Will Job To Roman Reigns At Wrestlemania
We've known this was coming for some time, but it still hurts. WWE has officially booked the match between Roman Reigns and The Undertaker for Wrestlemania, according to WWE's official Twitter account:
WWE planted the seed for the match at the Royal Rumble, when Reigns gently tossed The Undertaker over the top rope to eliminate him from the match and then stared menacingly at him:
WWE quickly followed that up with a poll on their website asking fans who they wanted to see face The Undertaker at Wrestlemania 33, which Reigns handily won, so long as you forget about John Cena, AJ Styles, and Goldberg, all of whom ranked higher than Reigns, who scored 7% of the vote, on the poll. On last week's episode of Monday Night Raw, Roman Reigns came face to face with The Undertaker in the ring so they could both look at the Wrestlemania sign hanging above the audience while the crowd loudly and clearly chanted "Roman sucks," at least on the live broadcast, though future airings of the showdown had the crowd noise notably muted.
A match between the two, one which the aging Undertaker will almost certainly lose in an effort to "pass the torch" to Reigns as the WWE's foremost bad ass, was basically a sure thing at that point, and now WWE has made it official. The only measure of suspense WWE's audience can hang onto is for the question of whether WWE will finally give in and turn Reigns into a "heel," or bad guy, for the match, which would make all of the booing Reigns receives actually make sense in storyline.
It's not going to happen, of course, but at least fans have something to root for at what is otherwise shaping up to be a somewhat lackluster event.