The Undertaker has been confirmed for the 25th-anniversary show for Monday Night Raw. It will happen on January 22, which will also serve as the go-home show for the WWE Royal Rumble PPV. The show is going to be a huge night for the WWE Universe, and it will be the first time The Deadman has appeared on WWE television since his “retirement” at WrestleMania 33 after losing in the main event to Roman Reigns.
The WWE Universe is ecstatic to have The Undertaker back on Raw for even one night, but there is a ton of speculation regarding his return. The 25th anniversary of Raw is only going to happen once, but some fans are curious if his appearance during the show will lead to something bigger. It’s been reported that another match remains a possibility for The Undertaker, and his upcoming return could be leading to a major angle.
With the WWE Royal Rumble less than a week away and WrestleMania 34 looming, if WWE officials have something planned for The Undertaker, it should happen during his appearance on the 25th anniversary of Raw. Afterward, all questions about The Undertaker’s future should be answered. It’s still unclear what the powers that be have planned for his return, so he could just be there to make an official retirement speech.
After almost a year of speculation, the WWE Universe just wants some kind of finality to The Undertaker’s career. On paper, The Deadman leaving his cloak and hat in the ring to end WrestleMania 33 should have been clear. However, the fans always remain hopeful for another match from a WWE legend. Someone like Stone Cold Steve Austin hasn’t wrestled in almost 15 years, but people still talk about the possibilities.
If The Undertaker were to work an advertised retirement match in New Orleans next year, the most logical opponent would be Roman Reigns. Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns for the WWE Universal Title seems to be written in stone, so The Undertaker would most likely be facing someone new. WWE officials could have a non-wrestling role prepared for The Deadman as well. Until January, there will be a ton of rumors about The Undertaker’s upcoming appearance, but the WWE Universe should have some answers once it’s over.
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