Yesterday, The Undertaker's WWE return was announced for November 15th. That is the day WWE will have their 900th episode of SmackDown, in which it will be live from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, PA.
The last time we saw The Undertaker was at WrestleMania 32 where he squared off against Shane McMahon inside Hell in a Cell. If McMahon had won the match, McMahon would have gotten control of Raw, and Taker would have to retire from the WWE. Well, that didn't happen because The Deadman won the match, which kept his career intact. Still, Shane went on to run SmackDown, so the result didn't mean much,
The timing of Taker's return is interesting; Undertaker must've signed a one-night deal or could it be the start of something big. Five days after Take makes his appearance, Survivor Series is on the cards. The card is coming together, so it's unlikely he'll be at the show. However, could we have another surprise for Survivor Series?
Right now, my guess is that WWE is going to start building for WrestleMania 33. Rumors around the dirt sheets claim that the Undertaker will not be wrestling at WrestleMania 33.
If these rumors are false, Taker would have to find an opponent. With the Brand Extension in play, there are plenty of options on the table. But, my option is the mega match between Taker and John Cena, and I'll explain in this blog.
It's a "dream match" for WrestleMania that everyone wants to see. They've wrestled against each other before, and that was a long time ago when Cena started in the wrestling business. Since then, they've rarely crossed paths. Cena and Taker are two of the biggest stars in WWE history. They have been leaders in different eras, as babyfaces, and have been dominant, especially The Deadman at WrestleMania.
Taker has accomplished everything in his wrestling career. He has won numerous WWE Championships, is 23-1 at WrestleMania, and has delivered on the big stage. Facing Cena on the biggest stage is something he hasn't done. Wrestling at WrestleMania could be the dream match that has almost everything on the line.
Taker will be 52 when WrestleMania 33 rolls around. There's going to be a time when Taker does indeed retire. Sting retired at the age of 56, and Ric Flair retired in his late 50s. Maybe The Deadman is ready for retirement, but we know that the gas tank is going to be empty. Will Taker retire at WrestleMania 33? Having Cena become the guy that does it will be interesting. WWE would have to turn him heel to make that moment happen, and that is something Cena hasn't done since he started his WWE run.
A match of the century, and with Cena threatening to end Taker's career would be a big-time sell, especially if this match happens at WrestleMania 33. It's a match that can main event and it would be the greatest spectacle in wrestling history.