Report: Possible Undertaker Match at SummerSlam Revealed

Imaan Jalali@imaanjalaliFeatured ColumnistJune 20, 2013

Photo courtesy of WWE
Photo courtesy of WWE

According to the rules of the WWE Universe, The Undertaker may be the most accomplished and decorated superstar in history.

No other performer has had his longevity, jaw-dropping bouts, inclusion in memorable storylines and a win-loss ratio that is second to none.

For the past few years, though, "The Phenom" has slowed down his in-ring activity to a halt, gracing only the WrestleMania stage where his streak has taken on mystical proportions.

Plagued by year-round injuries or not, "The Deadman" has hit indelible home runs in his last several WrestleMania classics with Shawn Michaels, Triple H and, most recently, CM Punk.

But just when one thought The Undertaker would dial it back even more, the 48-year-old decided to get his hands dirty with The Shield on WWE TV following WrestleMania. Unfortunately for the legend, it culminated with him being triple-powerbombed through the announce table.

The Shield may not have gotten the last laugh, however, if the Undertaker chooses to ramp up his involvement this year even more, as reported by Dave Meltzer of the members-only Wrestling Observer Newsletter (subscription required):

A match floating around for SummerSlam, if Undertaker will work the show, is Undertaker & Kane vs. The Shield. They already shot the angle since The Shield gave Undertaker a triple team power bomb on his last appearance, which is the storyline reason for him being gone.

Certainly, it would be a treat to see Undertaker in action at SummerSlam again, which, not counting his surprise appearance in 2009, last happened in 2008 against Edge.

Not to mention, if the slated match does come to fruition, it will likely prove to be a stellar affair not unlike the rousing six-man tag on April 22, which saw Undertaker's team barely fall short.

In addition, from a storyline standpoint, The Undertaker's continued involvement against The Shield would make sense in that it would be out of character for the former to decline the opportunity.

Furthermore, there probably isn't a more deserving group of wrestlers backstage than The Shield, who should be rewarded for rising to the occasion the moment they appeared at Survivor Series 2012.

Thus, as he gets ready to go off into the sunset, the right decision for The Undertaker would be to accept the proposed SummerSlam match.

It goes without saying that it would be a great way for him to give back to the new generation of stars without the drastic measure of relinquishing his fabled streak.


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