WWE is currently on an amazing hype streak with the recent appearance of Bill Goldberg on Raw. But it looks like the company is not yet done on giving fans more reason to tune in as the Undertaker is reported to be suiting up once again for an appearance in the 900th episode of SmackDown.
So get ready for the place to go pitch black and the smoke to fill the arena. Because according to a report, the announcement was made known through the twitter account of the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza. This looks like the real deal as the Pennsylvania arena is slated to hold the SmackDown's monumental 900th episode.
To what capacity the Deadman's participation in the SmackDown episode is still unknown. A good guess is that he will return in a non-wrestling role to commemorate the festivities. The Undertaker, after all, is SmackDown's most popular superstar. The wrestling legend is exclusively signed to the SmackDown brand for over a decade now and an appearance by him will most likely rejuvenate a brand that wants to re-establish itself.
As to why the Undertaker will most likely not be wrestling as suggested earlier, it is because he is reportedly fresh off hip surgery and is most likely not fit to engage in any physical in-ring activities. Although he was seen in the Quicken Loans Arena looking quite healthy and a bit like his old self.
On the more wishful thinking side of things, speculations are rampant that the "Phenom" is going to use this landmark event to promote a wrestling angle. One that would culminate into a final WrestleMania to cap off his legendary career with a big bang.
His last WrestleMania appearance was a match with Shane McMahon, which was met with positive reviews but is not a fitting ending for the future Hall of Famer. With the WWE on a hot streak, a lot of potential matchups are wide open for the Undertaker.
One possibility is that the Undertaker aids his brother Kane in fending off the Wyatt Family. Now that the Randy Orton betrayal angle comes full circle. Kane would need some extra muscle to fend off the new Wyatt powerhouse team. And having the Undertaker by his side would definitely even the odds in this match-up.
This would make a lot of sense as having the Undertaker reunite with Kane would be an amazing throwback to one of the most popular wrestling angles in WWE history. Plus, Bray Wyatt and Randy Orton would make a fantastic heel to the Undertaker and will definitely make an amazing promo heading to Survivor Series.
Or the WWE could take the spectacular route and just have the Undertaker vs. John Cena match for WrestleMania 33. The dream matchup could be the final one between the two semi-retired superstars and would definitely be a landmark moment for the company.
With the way things are rolling in the WWE, don't be too surprised if this match for the ages does happen. Whatever happens, let us just be glad that the Deadman has finally returned.