Undertaker Set For Incredible Final Run as Champion?
The Undertaker made his return to WWE this past week as a way to celebrate SmackDown’s 900th Birthday, but it seems that The Undertaker was there to start a storyline of his own.
The Deadman appeared and stated that whoever cost Team SmackDown the win at Survivor Series would have him to answer too, this means that if Team SmackDown does fail at this year’s bragging right’s event, then the person that costs the team the match with then step into a feud with The Undertaker.
It was already been reported that The Deadman is set to take on more appearances for WWE this year, and that could include appearing at next month’s TLC event as well as The Royal Rumble and then keep with his annual tradition of appearing at WrestleMania.
It is unknown who his challengers will be for these upcoming matches, but what is now being reported is that Undertaker could be going after the WWE Championship. It is thought that AJ Styles will be the one to cost SmackDown the win at Survivor Series and so The Undertaker will then challenge him to a match at The Royal Rumble.
This match would then see Taker lift the title for the final time before he then goes on a run with the Championship until WrestleMania where John Cena will challenge him to tie Ric Flair’s record. There is also talk that Undertaker may put his career on the line in this match and then walk out of WrestleMania 33 for good.
It sounds like a fantastic set up for the final few months of Undertaker’s career, but it has also been reported that AJ Styles could be facing Shawn Michaels at The Royal Rumble instead, but the fact that WWE has changed direction for their WWE Champion could mean that they have failed to talk Michaels into making an appearance at the 30th anniversary of the event.
Michaels has just taken on a new job as a trainer at WWE’s Performance Centre in Orlando, Florida and his new found links with the company could have allowed Vince to talk him into a one-off appearance. Although, Seth Rollins has recently stepped forward to say that he will challenge AJ Styles for the right to face Shawn Michaels because he’s a huge fan and has always wanted to wrestle such a legend.
Maybe the plan is for AJ Styles to defend his WWE Championship against The Undertaker and Seth Rollins to take on his childhood hero at the same event in January. It does all seem to be coming together nicely, it is sad that WrestleMania 33 could be billed as The Undertaker farewell show, because after more than 26 years with the company, it is going to be an emotional farewell from The Deadman, but it seems that WWE is making sure he goes out with a bang.
Even though his final match will end up being one that he loses if he puts his career on the line, Undertaker himself has already stated that wins at WrestleMania don’t mean as much to him anymore, especially since Brock ended his undefeated streak almost three years ago.
This means that whilst Undertaker would be defeated in the marquee match with John Cena at the biggest event of the year, WWE will still find a way of ensuring that one of their most loyal employees will be able to leave the company on a high.
Undertaker has achieved things in WWE that have never been done before and had a career that has spanned the entire lifetime of many of the current WWE Universe. Unlike many other stars, Undertaker hasn’t decided to cash in on his fame and make movies or TV programmes, he has instead remained loyal to the company that gave him the opportunities and continued to appear for them now for more than 26 years.
Whilst many fans think that WWE owe The Undertaker a debt or gratitude, Undertaker owes the company a debt too, they gave him The Streak on his birthday back in 1991 and have allowed it to grow and they have allowed him to continue to return to WWE and wrestle over the past few years. It will definitely be an emotional event in Orlando in 2017, but it will be one that fans and wrestlers alike will definitely attempt to celebrate.
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