The return of Shane McMahon to WWE has really brought about some big-time shocks and huge rumors. One week on Monday Night Raw, Shane-O Mac is back and the next week, it’s the return of his WrestleMania 32 opponent — The Undertaker. Now, there is a very interesting rumor going around that a big change is coming for “The Deadman,” and it’s that he will have a full-blown heel turn and join forces with Vince McMahon.
There has been talk of Shane McMahon’s return bringing back the days of the old Attitude Era and an “edgier” version of WWE. There is even speculation that he could bring in a mercenary to fight his Hell in a Cell match for him, and some talk is that it could be Bill Goldberg.
Again, those are just rumors.
Could The Undertaker really be turning heel?
— WWE (@WWE) February 25, 2016
The Undertaker is confirmed to return to WWE on Monday Night Raw, and it will be the first time he’s been seen since Survivor Series at the end of November. It was thought he would show up last month at the Royal Rumble, or right after Fastlane, but it was a no go.
He’ll be back this week, but what will he say?
According to Cageside Seats, it is very possible that The Undertaker is going to turn heel and join forces with Vince McMahon and The Authority. This could be a rather unprecedented move, but one that many fans have wondered if it would happen.
It’s been unclear how WWE would handle placing Shane McMahon in a big WrestleMania 32 match against The Undertaker. Shane’s got a huge babyface reaction upon his return and The Undertaker has been a face for years and years now. That’s not even mentioning that he will be in his home state of Texas for the Mania match.
Sports Keeda made a great point that The Undertaker hasn’t been a full-blown heel in quite a long time, as he hasn’t been a full-time performer. With him usually only appearing for the build-up of WrestleMania and then his match at the event, he’s always been met with huge ovations.
Last year, he came back for SummerSlam, Hell in a Cell, and then Survivor Series.
During his match against Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam, there were a number of heel traits shown by The Undertaker. Maybe WWE was testing how he would do as a heel again since Lesnar was constantly getting cheered anyway.
More is going to be known by the time Monday Night Raw rolls around and The Undertaker makes his long-awaited return. It’s believed at that point he will let his thoughts and intentions be known, and if he will return to the days of the Corporate Ministry.
During the Attitude Era, The Undertaker had his stable known as The Ministry and it ended up joining forces with Vince McMahon’s stable known as The Corporation. Together, they formed one of the biggest and strongest stables in wrestling history.
The Undertaker turning heel may not be something that is entirely possible, either. Fans want to cheer him no matter what happens. He’s going to be cheered no matter what at WrestleMania 32 because he’s from Texas and, well, he’s The Undertaker.
In order for the heel turn to be successful, he would indeed have to join forces with Vince McMahon and almost do his bidding for weeks. The Undertaker would need to take out the top babyfaces such as Shane McMahon, Dean Ambrose, and others.
The Undertaker is coming back on Monday Night Raw, and a lot is going to be told as the Road to WrestleMania 32 continues. If he ends up going through a heel turn and aligning with Vince McMahon, then this could put an entirely different spin on things and the current state of WWE.
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