The WWE has announced The Undertaker will make his return to WWE at the Madison Square Garden SmackDown Live show on September 10.
The Phenom was last seen rolling back the years at Extreme Rules where he tagged with Roman Reigns against Shane McMahon and Drew McIntyre.
The Deadman redeemed himself after an awful outing alongside Goldberg in Saudi Arabia in June.
It was reported that Undertaker was added to Extreme Rules not only to rehabilitate his name, but to help with struggling ticket sales.
According to journalist Dave Meltzer, that same tactic is being used here. WWE hasn’t had a televised show at MSG in more than a decade and the venue is very expensive to secure and run.
WWE need close to a full house to make it worth their while and it seems ‘Taker is being rolled out to help with that. But, on that note, it’s been suggested the Deadman will be worked into an angle on SmackDown.
Bray Wyatt – working as The Fiend – has been attacking a host of WWE legends as of late and we’re told it’s ‘tentatively locked in’ the two will clash at Madison Square Garden, possibly setting up an encounter on pay-per-view.
Of course, Wyatt lost to The Undertaker at WrestleMania 31, one year after Brock Lesnar broke ‘Taker’s ‘Mania streak. From a story perspective, it makes perfect sense.
Tom Colohue of Sportskeeda has also suggested that John Cena may be a longterm goal of this storyline, too. He’s another man that has beaten Wyatt at WrestleMania.
it would be the ultimate story of redemption, wouldn’t it?