How Long Should Undertaker Stick Around for Feud with The Shield?

Sebastian MaldonadoFeatured ColumnistApril 16, 2013

photo credit: brasalotte,
photo credit: brasalotte,

The post-WrestleMania Monday Night Raw episode featured a rare appearance from Undertaker. He announced his match was in tribute to the late Paul Bearer, his longtime manager. He had more to say, but was interrupted when The Shield appeared.

As the trio of Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins surrounded the ring ready to attack, Team Hell No rushed the ring to even the odds. The Shield left through the crowd, as Kane and Daniel Bryan stood tall with The Deadman.

Unfortunately, that was most likely the only interaction we’ll get with The Shield and Undertaker. FW4Online (via yardbarker) reported that Undertaker would not be involved in a feud with The Shield in the near future, an honor that will be reserved for Team Hell No.

However, those plans changed. This past Monday Night Raw announced Undertaker's in-ring return to Raw. He'll team against The Shield with Kane and Bryan. It could be for one night only, and that could be a mistake. So how long should Undertaker stick around for The Shield feud?

Maybe he should stay on for a little bit longer. After all, the task shouldn’t be difficult for the Undertaker.

Yes, his health has always been a concern throughout his career, but presently, it is dismal, forcing him to wrestle once a year at WrestleMania.

Undertaker does perform at the highest level. His last few matches at the most prestigious event have told amazing stories. Even his match with CM Punk arguably rates within the top five in The Deadman’s 21-0 streak.

At WrestleMania, he performed nearly 30 minutes in his match with Punk. If he tagged with Kane and Bryan against The Shield, he won’t work that much. Maybe five or 10 minutes for the Phenom would be enough. We'll also have to see how long he's in for next week's tag match against The Shield.

Even though the match won’t happen at Extreme Rules, it doesn’t mean it can’t happen elsewhere. Maybe this match will happen again at SummerSlam or Survivor Series. Although plans could change, it’s still an angle worth exploring. It would be the most dominant faction in recent memory versus arguably the most dominant wrestler in history.

It's clear both will collide at least for next week. What matters now is that they should keep their feud going. What a mind-blowing story it would be finally having Undertaker and The Shield feuding with each other. The WWE should strongly consider it and make it happen.