With his recent appearance on SmackDown making it apparent that The Undertaker does not wish to be defined by WrestleMania only, fans began assuming that meant we would see more of The Deadman on our television screens. After declaring his allegiance to the blue brand it seemed a possibility that Taker would make his presence felt at Survivor Series, but that didn't happen.
As we get closer to The Royal Rumble and the beginning of The Road to WrestleMania, it's time to start speculating on who The Undertaker's dance partner will be for the annual event. Now that the streak is no longer a thing a bit of the magic is definitely gone, but getting to see Taker on the Mania stage is still an event that the WWE universe anticipates. So who will get the opportunity this year?
Mike Johnson of PWInsider is reporting that he's hearing rumblings that AJ Styles is being seriously considered. While appearing on Taz's show, Johnson said that the prospect of Taker challenging Styles for the WWE World Championship is being "heavily discussed."
"The Phenom vs. The Phenomenal One" is a tagline that writes itself - and one that WWE would surely hammer into the ground relentlessly - and would make for quite the intriguing match-up. At this advanced stage of his career The Undertaker works better with someone agile who can create movement around him and give the bout a much-needed boost in pace. Styles can work with anyone with any skillset, and a clash between the two would be epic.
It's unfathomable to think that AJ Styles has gone from a guy a dying organization like TNA let walk away to potential WrestleMania main even opponent of The Undertaker in just a few short years, but it's a testament to his massive talent and the faith the company has now placed in him that he's even being considered for the coveted spot.
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