WWE: Huge News on Undertaker and Survivor Series

Imaan JalaliFeatured ColumnistJuly 6, 2012

1994 Survivor Series poster courtesy of unchained-wwe.com
1994 Survivor Series poster courtesy of unchained-wwe.com

After floundering as a premiere event, the Survivor Series brand saw a resurgence in 2011 with The Rock's highly anticipated in-ring return.

The "Never Before, Never Again" team between "The Great One" and John Cena drew 312,000 pay-per-view buys, up 68,000 from the year before.

The 2012 rendition of the annual fall classic might prove to be just as noteworthy with the possible return of The Undertaker.

According to The Wrestling Observer Newsletter (reported by 411Mania.com), the WWE's current plans are to feature "The Dead Man" in an important capacity.

The prevailing opinion is that the veteran has "several more matches in him" inclusive of his usual WrestleMania marquee bouts.

Of course, if there was any other show besides WrestleMania worthy of Undertaker's star power, it is undoubtedly the Survivor Series.

As wrestling fans know, "The Phenom" has a rich history with the November spectacular, dating back to 1990 when he made his WWE debut in an elimination tag match.

The years that followed also produced many highlights: he defeated Hulk Hogan for the WWE championship in 1991, vanquished Yokozuna in a casket match in 1994, went head-to-head with Vince McMahon in 2003 and, most recently, took part in a triple threat title match in 2009.

Ultimately, if the report comes to fruition, the 2012 Survivor Series will have been remembered for The Undertaker's involvement. 

The question that many fans have to be asking themselves now is, who will Undertaker wrestle on Nov. 18?

Will he revisit his storied rivalry with Brock Lesnar, perhaps in a UFC-inspired brawl?

How about one last tango with Triple H or maybe a wild-card opponent like the surging Ryback?

Suffice it to say, we'll find out in roughly four months.