THE UNDERTAKER is set to make another return to WWE despite rumours his in-ring career could be over.
The Dead Man will reportedly rise again at the company’s next, as-yet-unnamed, Saudi Arabia pay-per-view.
WWE The Undertaker appears to be rising from the dead to return to WWE
That’s according to What Culture, who state the claim was made by respected wrestling journalist Dave Meltzer in the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
This latest news comes after rumours WWE wanted Taker to be Kurt Angle’s opponent in the Olympic hero’s retirement match at WrestleMania 35.
Ringside News now claim Vince McMahon wanted to book a bout between the DeadMan and the Hall of Famer.
However, it is believed Taker has no interest in this kind of match, casting doubt on his WrestleMania status.
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The icon is not currently set to compete at the Showcase of the Immortals but is scheduled for a stunning non-WWE appearance.
The Phenom, real name Mark Callaway, will be at the Starrcast II wrestling convention on May 25 – one day before rival promotion AEW show Double Or Nothing in the same city of Las Vegas.
That followed on from the 53-year-old officially deleting references to WWE for his social media accounts as he continues to take bookings for a number of personal appearances.
Undertaker’s last-appearance came in November at the Saudi Crown Jewel pay-per-view.
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Earlier this year Meltzer claimed he believed the former world champion had retired.
He said: “At least as of a week ago he was not doing either [WrestleMania or Saudi Arabia] and obviously [WWE] can panic and the Saudi Arabia show if the Prince wants him they can offer him so much money to do it, but as of a week ago he was not on either show.
“So I think he’s retired as a wrestler.”
Taker hinted at after his loss to Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 33 after he broke character to place his trademark dark jacket, gloves and hat in the middle of the ring.
But he made a shock return to defeat John Cena at the last year’s Showcase of the Immortals to claim victory before going on to wrestle at the Greatest Royal Rumble, Super Show-Down and Crown Jewel.
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That last appearance saw him and in-character brother Kane defeated by Triple H and Shawn Michaels and the former world champion has not been seen since.
After joining WWE from WCW in 1990 he became one of the most iconic figures in the world of sports entertainment.
The veteran overcame Hall of Fame names such as Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock and Randy Orton throughout his stellar career.
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