Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter
WWE have growing faith in Wade Barrett, so much so that there are plans for him to face the Undertaker at Wrestlemania. The attack on Taker by Nexus has left that option on the table.
The company had originally wanted Brock Lesnar on the show, but UFC are not receptive to the idea for obvious reasons, and it appears to be wishful thinking rather than a reality.
The rationale behind Undertaker’s rotator cuff surgery is that if he waits any longer he won’t make it back for Wrestlemania, but if he keeps wrestling he might worsen the injury making his performance lackluster at the event.
Of course plans might change before now and Mania, but Barrett is definitely a rising star in the company and a logical choice.