WrestleMania, a time for legends to be born, and stars to be created. It’s a time where the unthinkable can and has happened, and eras have both begun, and ended.

WrestleMania XXVIII was all about the “End of an Era” and indeed it was as it was the last time Triple H, the Undertaker, and Shawn Michaels were together in the ring for a match. However, given how the build for WrestleMania 29 has gone, and how the card has shaped up, this could truly be building towards an end to an era. Undertaker is 48, Triple H, is 43, but as we all know, or mostly know, is also the Executive Vice President of Talent and Live Events, Rock is 40, and one of the most prominant actors in Hollywood. The point I’m getting at with this, is all these stars are at the tail end of their prime, and the end could be on the horizon for these future Hall of Famers.

Let’s start with Undertaker. The man is 20-0 at WrestleMania, nearing 50, and was highly doubtful for this WrestleMania because of his physical state, but agreed to compete. Undertaker this Sunday has his streak in some of the most serious jeopardy ever, not just because of the storyline or opponent, but rather a combination of that and his age and physical state. Now one would think, or at least I think, if the Streak was going to end, it’d end at WrestleMania XXX, and if it did, the real question is who would you pick to give the rub of ending the streak to? My answer? John Cena or CM Punk. Would I be ok with Punk ending the streak this year? Debateable, but given the angle, and the fact that he has taken the “powers” the Undertaker possesses, and he’s seemingly stuck it to the Undertaker at every turn, it makes ya think, could this be the year? CM Punk has been on an absolute roll the last 21 months, and is absolutely deserving of the rub from the Undertaker, however as I’ve mentioned, I’d rather see the Streak go to WrestleMania XXX and be ended there, and once the Streak ends, it’s all but certain that the career of the Undertaker will end as well.

Moving on to The Rock. The Rock shockingly returned in 2011, and just as shockingly announced he’d wrestle at WrestleMania XXVIII. Not as shocking was the result of Rock winning at WrestleMania XXVIII, but then when Rock mentioned he’d still wrestle and wanted to be WWE Champion it surprised us all yet again. As I mentioned at the beginning, Rock is 40 and is getting to the peak of his Hollywood status. He faced John Cena at WrestleMania XXVIII, is facing Cena this Sunday, and one would assume if Cena goes over, that there will be a rubber match next year at WrestleMania XXX. Now, if Cena wins, and IF he turns heel, would a rubber match with Cena be possible. Or even more, would a rubber match with Rock’s career on the line be truly out of the realm of possibility? If so, what better rub to get than turning heel a year prior and defeating Rock, and then defeating him with his career on the line the following year? Answer? There is none, aside from the Streak.

Now to Triple H. Triple H has essentially been semi-retired for the last 3 years, only wrestling twice or so a year. Triple H has been in a rivalry with Brock Lesnar for 11 months, meeting in the ring once, and meeting again this Sunday, with Hunter’s career at stake this time. The wild card in the match isn’t necessarily Paul Heyman, but rather Shawn Michaels. Go back to Raw in 2011, the go-home show for WrestleMania XXVII, Triple H mentioned a pact made between himself, and Shawn Michaels in 2006, that if one guy’s time came, and they didn’t want to accept it, they’d end it for him, or thereabouts. Is it impossible to think that Shawn could think “It’s time” for Triple H, and either costs him his match with Brock Lesnar or makes his opinion known either post-match or on Raw on Monday? Build to Triple H vs Shawn Michaels, Triple H putting his career on the line, and Shawn ends Triple H’s career. Not outside the realm of possibility if you ask me. Ultimately the point of this is to show that these anchors of WWE for the last almost or over 20 years are nearing their end of the line so to speak, and if you want WrestleMania XXX to truly be as notable and historic, talked about for years or more to come like WrestleMania 1, X, and XX, then having three veterans of a combined 68 years in the business’ careers end simultaneously end on the same night, could and would send shockwaves throughout the wrestling business, and have a much larger effect than the last era-ending WrestleMania, WrestleMania X7, which ended the Attitude Era, the same era that these three gladiators were at their peak.

Nonetheless, WrestleMania 29 will be historic and notable in it’s own, and I for one as a die-hard fan of this business, along with all of you, can hardly even wait. As John Cena said Monday, one way or another “The Face of WWE will change forever…”