WWE News: Backstage Update On Undertaker And Kane’s Return To Survivor Series
The Brothers of Destruction are back in the WWE. Kane and the Undertaker are together for the first time since taking on the Shield a few years ago. Kane’s been building younger talent, while the Phenom came and went for his WrestleMania feuds. This year, however, is different for the Undertaker. He didn’t just come back for WrestleMania 31.
Taker returned for a SummerSlam match against Brock Lesnar. That included a few appearances on Monday Night Raw, to say the least. Ratings were down, and Vince McMahon wanted to put a WrestleMania match in the latter-part of the year. Taker and Lesnar wrestled in their final match against one another at Hell in a Cell.
So, this year has been better for Undertaker fans. The WWE Universe was able to see more of him since the late-2000’s. WWE officials created an interesting dynamic with the Brothers of Destruction and the Wyatt Family, as it was seen at the end of Hell in a Cell, where the Wyatt Family carried the Undertaker out of the ring area.
Then, on WWE Raw the next night, Kane was symbolically taken out like Taker by the Wyatt Family. It’s all a part of the WWE’s master plan to have the Brothers of Destruction take on the Wyatts at Survivor Series. According to Ringside News and the Observer Newsletter, Kane and the Undertaker could’ve arrived a lot later than November.
“The Wrestling Observer Newsletter reports that WWE has always had plans to once again pair The Undertaker and Kane.
“Originally, the company was going to wait until early 2016 to bring back the Brothers of Destruction, and not Survivor Series. As always, plans change on the fly within WWE.”
Therefore, the Brothers of Destruction is in need of two more wrestlers. Bray Wyatt has Erick Rowan, Luke Harper, and Braun Strowman. Two obvious picks are the Dudley Boyz. It would be the old school vs. the new school of WWE talent. Then again, the Dudleyz not remaining in the WWE’s Tag-Team division is a bit immature. They were brought back to help younger tag-teams develop. That’s where they should stay.
One other name was mentioned in a report by Wrestling Inc., and due to his injury, that seems like a long-shot for now.
“The Wrestling Observer Newsletter indicates this week that Sting could be a option is he’s able to wrestle after the injuries he suffered at Night of Champions. It’s possible the match ends up being 2-on-4 elimination style with Kane and Taker vs. Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper, Erick Rowan and Braun Strowman.”
What would a 2-on-4 elimination match do for the Undertaker and Kane? If they were to win, it would complete an ultimate burial of the Wyatt Family. If the Wyatts were veterans, then that’s a different story. Bray Wyatt is one of the WWE’s best, young talents that shouldn’t be brought down. Wyatt still hasn’t even won a championship in the WWE. Regardless of that absurd fact, there’s no way they can lose 2-on-4.
Sting coming back isn’t a reliable prediction. If he wasn’t hurt, then he’d become an easy choice to align with the Undertaker. After that match ends, Sting or Taker can turn on each other and build to a match at WrestleMania 32. Unfortunately, that’s a rare reality, as well.
The one question is still haunting WWE fans after their “25 Years of the Undertaker” promo at Survivor Series: is he retiring this year? That promo does allude to a celebration of some kind for the Deadman, but the WWE hasn’t alluded to anything officially. If there’s anything about a retirement stipulation for the Undertaker, it won’t come until January. The WWE should build that like they haven’t built anything before.
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