Following our update regarding Steve Austin being "counted out" for Wrestlemania 29 next year, we have more bad news. I'm told The Undertaker is talking seriously about sitting out next year's show, which would be the first Wrestlemania he has missed since Wrestlemania 2000.
I'm told Undertaker feels he only has "one or two big matches" left in him and unless WWE has something that is going to lead to a huge payoff, he'd rather sit out and wait.
One source, speaking to me under the condition of anonymity, says Undertaker is pretty upset right now and feels neglected. He wanted a match against Brock Lesnar but I'm told Triple H wants Brock for himself. Undertaker isn't alone as I'm told Lesnar would prefer to face The Dead Man as well because he feels it's a bigger money match than a SummerSlam rematch against Triple H.
There are those in the company in favor of Lesnar vs. Ryback at Wrestlemania, but with Hunter wanting Brock for himself, the match Triple H favors for Wrestlemania is Ryback vs. Undertaker. This one is even trickier as it would likely entail trying to convince Undertaker to go under to Ryback. This wouldn't be near as easy as CM Punk over Austin as Undertaker feels he days of main event Wrestlemania paydays are over when the streak ends. If he wants to work Wrestlemania past next year, talking him into doing a job is not going to be easy.
While it only takes one injury or a change in plans to swap everything around, it's looking more and more like next year's Wrestlemania won't include Austin or Undertaker.