If you were one of those fans that counted out The Undertaker after WrestleMania 33, then you might want to think again. There’s been more talk within WWE in recent weeks about Taker’s future and the feeling amongst a lot of people is that he will be wrestling again at least for one more match. That’s a big change from just a few months ago when most people seemed to think that he was done.
So, what’s changed? Well, Taker was backstage at Survivor Series and he sat in the gorilla position with Jerry Lawler and Kane and people that saw him said that he looked great and was moving much better, likely because he is feeling much better after getting hip surgery.
He is also in great shape, which some are taking as a sign that he is training for another match. Taker is scheduled to appear on the Raw 25th anniversary show on January 22nd. One WWE source was a little more direct and told us, “Taker is not going to appear on that show just to wave and say hello. I’ll leave it at that.”
For what it’ worth, that show is the go-home show for the Royal Rumble. Technically, the anniversary of Raw is January 11 so they could have done the anniversary show on 1/1, 1/8, or 1/15 but for some reason, they decided to hold it off until the week before the Rumble.
There’s one other thing…there is still a directive with the announcers to not outright say that Taker is retired. If you’ve been paying attention, Michael Cole has never outright said that Taker has retired. The announcers would dance around the subject and say things like “if indeed he is retired.” The only person allowed to claim that Taker is retired is Roman Reigns. Take that for what it’s worth.
Here are some recent photos of Taker from a couple of weeks ago:
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