The World Heavyweight Championship is on the line at Cyber Sunday, and you the fans will choose which one of three former World Champions is the special guest referee. On Oct. 28 in Washington, D.C., it will be hometown hero Batista defending his gold against Undertaker, and you will decide whether “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, Mick Foley or JBL is the man in the middle.
Since making his return from injury at Unforgiven, Undertaker has set his sights squarely on regaining the World Heavyweight Championship he was robbed of back in May. In fact, it was after a rematch against Batista – whom The Phenom defeated at WrestleMania 23 to win the gold – that Undertaker was wiped out and injured by Mark Henry, leaving Edge to take advantage of the situation and win the title.
But if anyone knows about undergoing a quest after surrendering the World Heavyweight Championship, it’s Batista. After relinquishing the title in January 2006 and spending half the year on the shelf, The Animal tore through SmackDown for four months before regaining the gold at Survivor Series. Then, once again this year, Batista went through the same quest from WrestleMania 23 to Unforgiven, when he finally toppled then-champion The Great Khali to become a three-time titlist.
Heading into the bout, The Animal and The Phenom may both be fan favorites, but there is no love lost between the two men. Undertaker wants his gold back, a point he emphasized on the Oct. 12 Friday Night SmackDown by interrupting a No. 1 Contender’s Match and laying out both Finlay and Rey Mysterio before intensely staring down Batista.
While we know the combatants, it’s up to you who will count the winning pinfall. Will it be Hardcore Legend Mick Foley? How about the Texas Rattlesnake, Stone Cold? Perhaps SmackDown’s current color commentator and self-proclaimed wrestling god, JBL, is more your taste? One of those three men will don the stripes at Cyber Sunday, and you get to assign him the task.
Will Undertaker regain the gold, or will The Animal continue his hot streak and finally crack the win column against The Phenom? And who will award the winner the World Heavyweight Championship when all is said and done? Cast your votes now, and catch Cyber Sunday live on pay-per-view Oct. 28 to find out.