The WWE is set to make their return to the company’s “home turf” at the famed Madison Square Garden in New York City on July 7th for a RAW Live Event. Today, it was announced that a huge name will be competing on the show, as The Undertaker will make his in-ring return to the “World’s Most Famous Arena” for the first time in 8 years:
— MSG (@TheGarden) June 4, 2018
— WWE (@WWE) June 4, 2018
‘The Deadman’ has not had a match in Madison Square Garden since WWE’s Bret Hart Appreciation Night on September 25th, 2010, successfully defending the World Heavyweight Championship against Kane. This also marks the third time this year Undertaker will have competed, the most in a single year for ‘The Demon Of Death Valley’ since 2015.
So far, also announced for the event (which is of course always subject to change) are:
- Ronda Rousey’s Madison Square Garden debut
- Roman Reigns vs. Jinder Mahal
- Braun Strowman, Bobby Lashley & Seth Rollins vs. Sami Zayn, Kevin Owens & Elias
- Appearances by: Finn Balor, Bobby Roode, Nia Jax, Matt Hardy, Bray Wyatt, Sasha Banks, Bayley, Alexa Bliss, Dolph Ziggler
EA’s Take: So much for that “retirement”, eh? From everything I’ve heard and read, Taker is feeling great now that he’s had that hip surgery. I can hear the groans and prognosticate the eventual “Just retire already” stuff on social media, but the bottom line is that he’s actually looked fairly good the last couple of times we’ve seen him, albeit in short matches. ‘The Phenom’ is an attraction and a legend who still can captivate people just with the mere thought of him showing up. His angle with Cena going into WrestleMania was arguably the most talked about, which means people still care. If he’s feeling good and wants to keep doing it, let the man enjoy what he obviously loves.
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