WrestleMania 33 witnessed the retirement of the Undertaker after Roman Reigns speared the Dead Man for a pinfall in the main event of the show. However, there have been rumours of the Undertaker returning to face John Cena at this year’s WrestleMania.
On March 12th episode of Monday Night RAW, Cena, the 16-time WWE Champion, called out the Undertaker for a match at WrestleMania further adding that if he was too old to wrestle, he wouldn’t be posting work-out videos on his wife’s Instagram. Although the Undertaker wrestled his last at previous year’s WrestleMania, the WWE Universe is keen on how the company develops he storyline and brings back The Phenom for one more dream match at The Grandest Stage Of Them All.
Ever since the segment aired, Gamespot has been speculating that with the Undertaker having had one of the most memorial and iconic good-byes post match at WrestleMania, there is “still a way WWE can have its cake and eat it too.”
“The Dead Man character may be retired. But the motorcycle-riding American Badass character, which is extremely close to the Undertaker’s real personality, might not be. The mere fact that Cena referenced the Undertaker’s wife shows that he’s not calling out the Death Valley, white-eyed, zombie Undertaker that Bray Wyatt called out. Cena is calling out the man behind that gimmick, Mark Calaway. Plus, Kid Rock is conveniently going into the WWE Hall of Fame the prior evening. Could we get treated to a live Kid Rock performance to go along with the return of Dead Man Inc.?”
WWE, on its official website, has also teased a return of the Undertaker on its WrestleMania 33 round-up stating, “Was this The Undertaker’s Last Ride?”
The video-gaming website went on, “The more interesting question is how this storyline will progress over the next several weeks. It might work best as a one-sided feud, similar to what Bray Wyatt did for his Undertaker match at WrestleMania 31. The Undertaker never showed his face on free television, leaving Wyatt to do all the promo work by himself. The only Undertaker ‘appearance,’ if you could call it that, was when a bolt of lightning struck Wyatt’s rocking chair. Cena can also carry promo duties all by himself; based on past experience, he has enough barbs to deliver four more promos without repeating himself. And the Undertaker, meanwhile, should be completely silent. No interrupting Cena with lighting effects. No pyro and no creepy foreshadowing. Maintain that total blackout until the last 30 minutes of WrestleMania 34. By confirming nothing, WWE can place a seed of doubt in even the most cynical fan’s head: ‘Oh no, this might actually not happen!’ And when the Undertaker finally does reveal himself, the response will be that much more cathartic and thunderous.”
Wrestlemania 34 will air live from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana, US on April 8, 2018.