10 WWE Wrestlers Who Could Have (And Should Have) Wrestled The Undertaker At WrestleMania

Dead men (who should have been) walking.

Undertaker Razor Ramon WrestleMania XI

Well, it appears that once again, the Deadman is set to ward off retirement for another year and have one 'last' match at WrestleMania. And hey, this time, it's actually against someone who people want to challenge him. After a couple years of cobbled-together gimmick matches with the boss' son and the forced coronation of THE BIG DOG, we once again have a WrestleMania match that people have been asking for for years. Finally, John Cena, the man who has run WWE for close to 15 years, is going to stand toe to toe with 'Taker at the Show of Shows. Well, probably.

Make no mistake, John Cena absolutely deserves to face 'Taker at WrestleMania after all he's done for the company. He's certainly more deserving than many other of Mean Mark's opponents over the years. So many great workers and dynamic characters have been passed over in favor of size and spectacle. These dream matches at WrestleMania will never come to fruition, and I don't know about you, but I'm miffed about that.

Let's pay tribute to them men who deserved to be 'Taker's dance partner.

10. Bam Bam Bigelow

In terms of big men, Scott "Bam Bam" Bigelow was a total package. Not only was he intimidating with his size and unique look, but was agile, athletic, and could work a hell of a match with workers both large and small. Modern day talented hosses such as Keith Lee, Donovan Dijak, and WALTER owe a great deal to the trails Bam Bam blazed.

Bigelow would only work three WrestleManias, one of which (IV) was before 'Taker's time. He returned in 1992, but wasn't even featured at WrestleMania IX, and at 'Manias X and XI, he had the honor(?) of doing the jobs to the team Doink and Dink and then Lawrence Taylor. By the end of 1995, Bigelow was out of the company.

Can you imagine if instead of programming 'Taker with talentless husks like King Kong Bundy or Giant González, he got to have a WrestleMania match with Bam Bam Bigelow? Perhaps the early years of the streak wouldn't be looked on with such revulsion. I mean, any alternate timeline sans Giant González is an improvement, yes?


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