After leaving his trademark hat and coat in the ring following his loss to Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 33 last year, many fans thought that was the end of The Undertaker’s in-ring WWE career. Of course as we saw at WrestleMania 34 back in April, that is not the case as ‘The Deadman’ accepted John Cena’s challenge and disposed of ‘The Leader of the Cenation’ in relatively quick fashion.
‘The Demon of Death Valley’ would return to the ring again less than a month later, defeated Rusev in a Casket Match at the Greatest Royal Rumble in Saudi Arabia on April 27th, marking the first time Taker worked multiple matches in the same year since 2015. It’s also been noted that ‘The Phenom’ will be back in the squared circle at Madison Square Garden (read about that here), his first match there in eight years, at the RAW Live Event on July 7th. He will also be working the big stadium show in Australia set for October (check that out here). According to a new report, we could also be seeing Undertaker in the ring yet again this Summer.
According to the WrestleVotes Twitter account, who has been a source of some solid info over the past year or so, the multi-time WWE Champion may have a match at SummerSlam on August 19th:
Texting With A Source: The Undertaker has been presented w/ a story & match for SummerSlam. Source said him working MSG next month along with Australia in October should be a good sign for SummerSlam. I can add that the idea is something Taker was pushing for at one point. #TWAS
— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) June 22, 2018
EA’s Take: I’m all for Undertaker continuing to wrestle as long as he’s in good health. His character is such that he doesn’t really need to do a whole lot, just him being there brings interest (or even the prospect of him being there as we saw at WrestleMania 34). WrestleVotes has had some good info in the past, however I can’t say for sure that this is true because nobody knows who’s behind the account. I also don’t really understand what Taker working in October would have to do with his status for SummerSlam. Seems pretty legit to me though, even if SummerSlam doesn’t necessarily “need” Undertaker on the card to sell tickets. The event sells itself.
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