WWE News: Update on the Undertaker's WrestleMania Performance and Future in WWE

Drake Oz@drakeozbrSenior Writer IIApril 3, 2012

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The Undertaker is 47 years old, but you never would have known that when watching WrestleMania 28.

Although Taker hadn’t wrestled in roughly a year (since WrestleMania 27), he and Triple H delivered phenomenal performances in their Hell in a Cell match, absolutely tearing the house down in Miami. 

Wrestling fans in attendance and all across the world seemed to love The Undertaker’s incredible showing at WrestleMania 28. But what did those within WWE think about it? And what does The Undertaker’s future in WWE hold? 

Let’s take a look. 

According to F4Wonline.com (via WrestleNewz.com): "Some of the talk backstage at WrestleMania 28 was how good The Undertaker looked in the ring, despite his recent health issues. There is still no word yet if Taker will return before next year’s WrestleMania 29."

Quite simply, The Undertaker was phenomenal at WrestleMania 28, and if he wasn’t 100 percent healthy, he damn sure didn’t show it. 

It looked like the year gap between WrestleManias 27 and 28 was really good to The Undertaker. He underwent multiple surgeries to fix lingering issues over the last year, and it worked because he came back in great shape. 

While I’m sure The Undertaker isn’t feeling great right now after his HIAC match, things could get really interesting if he didn’t suffer any more injuries and is in pretty good health overall. Though I’m sure the WWE likes the idea of only having him compete at WrestleMania (to make his matches seem more special), what happens if he’s feeling good in a few months and the WWE wants to bring him back for either Survivor Series or SummerSlam? 

Although recent history suggests that The Undertaker indeed won’t return until the build to WrestleMania 29, the opportunity may present itself for him to return beforehand for a major feud with someone like Brock Lesnar. 

I have no idea what the WWE wants to do with The Undertaker and wouldn’t be surprised if we don’t see him for another year, but he looked so good at WrestleMania 28 that I have to believe he could come back sooner than a year from now and still tear the house down.


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