The Undertaker reportedly squared off with Roman Reigns in his final WWE fight because the Deadman insisted on going at it in the ring with a younger superstar who he could help become the biggest star in the entertainment company. The Big Dog turns 32 in May.
However, before the Deadman squared off with Reigns at WrestleMania 33, Vince McMahon offered two other superstars as potential opponents to the Phenom but he declined to fight them, according to the Inquisitr.
The report says that McMahon's first idea was to have a fight between The Undertaker and John Cena. The fight did not materialise because The Undertaker wanted to fight a much younger athlete and the Cenation Leader also wanted to pair up with his fiancée Nikki Bella for a fight at the Grandest Stage of Them All.
Next, McMahon saw an opponent for The Undertaker in AJ Styles, the man who has been phenomenal in his first WWE run. The idea was to have a fight between The Phenomenal One and The Undertaker for the WWE Championship at Royal Rumble.
We all know that the two stars did not fight at the PPV event. Instead, we saw The Undertaker in the 30-man Royal Rumble and for just over five minutes.
According to the report, the WWE legend declined the offer to fight Styles at the PPV show because the former was just coming off his hip surgery and also because of the latter's age. Styles turns 40 in June.
After he declined Styles as an opponent, The Undertaker was moved to Monday Night Raw so a feud could be started with Reigns. However, the fight between The Undertaker and Reigns could have been for the Universal Championship at WrestleMania 33, if it weren't for the booking of Goldberg and Brock Lesnar at the PPV show. Goldberg won the Universal Championship from Kevin Owens and fought the Beast Incarnate at the PPV show. Besides, Reigns' original opponent for WrestleMania 33 was Strowman but he was sidelined for The Undertaker.