The last time the Undertaker stepped inside the WWE ring was at WrestleMania 32 earlier this year, and since then rumors of his retirement have been circulating the wrestling universe. But recent reports seem to debunk these speculations, as sources are pointing a potential return for the Deadman at WWE Royal Rumble.
According to rumors, The Undertaker has already been included in marketing materials for the upcoming event in January. Though there is still no confirmation, an Undertaker appearance still makes sense to pave the way for his possible (and maybe final) WrestleMania event.
Meanwhile, reports have also indicated two potential opponents for the Undertaker should he make his return to the WWE at WrestleMania.
The Undertaker to face Sting or John Cena at WrestleMania 33?
One of the choices is Sting, who actually announced his retirement when he was inducted to the WWE Hall of Fame in April. Despite this, the former wrestler has not closed any doors on a potential return to the ring. Sting also incurred a neck injury during his match against Seth Rollins in 2015, but has not gone through the recommended surgery since then. Most are convinced that the reason is the wrestler is still hoping for his “dream match” against the Undertaker to settle “unfinished business.”
“I am supposed to have surgery, but I’m having so many mixed messages out there,” Sting shared. “And the one thing I keep hearing is ‘if you’re not having side effects and you’re okay, then don’t do it.’”
There is also the option of having the Undertaker face John Cena- who has been the WWE’s face the past few years. Pitting the two against each other would make for a good story, should this truly be the Deadman’s last match. Interestingly, the Undertaker’s 23-1 WrestleMania record has also never seen the Deadman go up against Cena.
The match would also necessitate an earlier return for the Undertaker (again maybe at Royal Rumble) just to set the road to WrestleMania for himself and Cena.
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