On Monday’s Raw episode, Taker made the save for Roman Reigns from a beatdown from Shane McMahon and Drew McIntyre during their 2-on-1 Handicap Match.
This led to the announcement of Taker and Reigns vs. McMahon & McIntyre taking place at the Extreme Rules pay-per-view event on Sunday, July 14th, 2019 in Philadelphia, PA at the Wells Fargo Center.
According to Booker T, he thinks the sudden return of Taker is inspired by his latest match, which was against Goldberg at the WWE Super ShowDown pay-per-view in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia that was heavily criticized.
“No one thought that they would see The Undertaker this soon after Super ShowDown, in what we would call, ‘the incident.’ No one thought we would see him this soon, but me personally, I think Undertaker was thinking, ‘Man, I gotta go get this bad taste out of my mouth. I gotta get rid of it and do something to make me forget.”
Booker would later state, “So I say come back out, and wash that little dirt off of you, and give the people what they want to see. Is this The Undertaker’s last match? That is the one thing. If it is the last match then you don’t want it to go down like it did at Super ShowDown. You don’t want that for yourself, or for your kids, or legacy. So you say, ‘Hey man, I have to go out here and do a re-do.’
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H/T to Wrestling Inc for the transcription