The biggest news from the WWE on a weekend dominated by Oscar buzz had nothing to do with Jack Swagger, but rather the return of the Undertaker.
The Undertaker returned to limited action, as he teamed up with Sheamus at a house show in Waco, Texas (per James Caldwell of PWTorch.com). The unlikely tandem took on Wade Barrett and Damien Sandow.
The Undertaker has been heavily rumored to face CM Punk at this year's WrestleMania. So it's no coincidence that the continuing reports of The Undertaker possibly skipping WrestleMania coincided with the current direction of CM Punk being infused in the WWE Championship storyline.
Last Monday's conclusion of Raw—with CM Punk standing over a wounded John Cena, staring daggers at The Rock—indicated that WrestleMania 29 could go the dreaded Triple Threat route.
Raw's main event this Monday will pit CM Punk against John Cena for the right to face The Rock at WrestleMania. So, yes, WrestleMania is one Dusty finish away from its first Triple Threat WWE title match in five years.
Raw Monday night is set to take place in a city WWE can say out loud since it is big enough to own an NFL team. (Sorry, Lafayette.)
Dallas, Texas, of course is located in The Undertaker's home state. The last Undertaker story of this nature turned out to be a cruel dirt sheet tease. The Undertaker surfaced in Nashville, Tennessee, but was nowhere to be seen at the subsequent Raw held in that very same city.
Maybe the second time will be a charm.
Some conspiracy theorists may be inclined to believe that The Undertaker is coming back to metaphorically tombstone Jack Swagger, thus killing his career.
With WrestleMania less than two months away, The Undertaker working a house show is a great sign for Taker's 13th consecutive WrestleMania appearance—this time against CM Punk as reportedly planned.
And while nothing has been confirmed yet, it's an even better sign for another WrestleMania main event between the two biggest stars in the business in John Cena and The Rock.