WWE Royal Rumble 2012

WWE: Undertaker's Return Breaths New Life into Stale Product

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 15:  The Undertaker (L) pushes Bam Neely into the corner during WWE Smackdown at Acer Arena on June 15, 2008 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Gaye Gerard/Getty Images)
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Donald WoodFeatured ColumnistFebruary 1, 2012

While the 2012 Royal Rumble wasn’t the greatest Pay-Per-View of the year, the following night’s Raw was by far the best edition of the last six months.

It was all because of the epic return of the Undertaker.

The Undertaker may be the most famous WWE wrestler of all time and kids from every generation since his first appearance have loved him. Undertaker is truly a WWE superstar.

With the WWE product recently growing stale as the company prepares for the road to WrestleMania, the return of the Undertaker couldn’t have come at a better time.

Many have said that the company should have returned the star at the Royal Rumble to improve the less-than-stellar show, but having him show up on Raw makes it clear that he isn’t out for a title.

He just wants another battle with Triple H.

While I do not like the idea of another battle with Triple H, I think the WWE needs this last run for both men to give WrestleMania the kind of card it deserves. And they need more Undertaker so people watch the programs.

The undefeated streak that Undertaker has carries such respect that whenever he walks into the building, every fan of pro wrestling is enjoying the show. Whether it feels old and done before, Undertaker is what wrestling is all about.

Undertaker=Ratings

The gimmick of the Undertaker is the most classic of any character in WWE history and any time that the WWE gets him on television will be good for ratings. It doesn’t matter the age, wrestling fans love Undertaker.

Now that the road to WrestleMania has begun and legends like Undertaker and Chris Jericho are back, the once-stale product can now be fun once again.

At least until after WrestleMania when it goes bland again.

 

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