It was the subtlest of vignettes. Actually, it wasn't even a vignette—it was the Web address of a YouTube video mysteriously inserted into the WWE's on-screen Twitter logo as Jack Swagger walked to the ring for his obligatory opening-match loss to Sheamus on last night's Raw.
The YouTube Channel is very plain, as if it were established yesterday (which, according to the page, it was), and features a lone, very dark video.
The kid in the video—or a kid; we don't know if the one depicted writing in a notebook is the same one talking—says the following:
“Come, my people, and shut thy doors about thee. For a power should come to punish the meek for their inequity. For on the second day of 2012, a familiar force shall arrive to claim what is his. And it will be the end of the world as you know it.”
Conventional wisdom says the "familiar force" is The Undertaker, returning to begin his annual run-up to the extension of his WrestleMania winning streak.
That's a possibility, but I believe it is too early for an Undertaker return. Here are three people to whom "a familiar force" could refer, and three others who have been mentioned in Internet speculation, but whom I don't believe are returning to WWE anytime soon.