The Undertaker has not been seen since WrestleMania 32 and there were reports all over the internet that he is officially retired. However, the latest WWE rumors suggest that The Undertaker will face Kevin Owens at WrestleMania 33 in Orlando, Florida next year.
According to Sportskeeda, the WWE is planning a match between The Phenom and the current WWE Universal champion at the Grandest Stage of Them All. It is also mentioned that Owens will drop the title before WrestleMania 33, possibly at the 2017 Royal Rumble.
“There are growing reports that Taker’s opponent at Mania will be none other than WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens. The idea is that Owens will lose the Universal title well before WrestleMania and will enter into a feud with the Undertaker,” the report noted.
But who should defeat Kevin Owens for the Universal Championship at the 2017 Royal Rumble in San Antonio, Texas? WWE rumors backstage imply that Brock Lesnar will possibly challenge KO for the title when he returns to television in January.
According to The Inquisitr, one of the current plans for the Royal Rumble next year is Brock Lesnar vs. Kevin Owens. It is a dream match for many hardcore fans and it has the potential to bring people in the 65,000-seater Alamodome in San Antonio.
In a recent interview with ESPN (h/t Wrestle Zone), KO revealed that he wants to face The Beast at WrestleMania 33. However, the WWE needs to sell out the Royal Rumble first before making plans for WrestleMania.
Nevertheless, these are just WWE rumors at the moment and should be taken with a grain of salt. The WWE tends to change their plans on a regular basis and factors such as injuries can affect the long-term plan of the company.
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