The Undertaker reportedly included Drew McIntyre on a list of desired opponents following his disastrous match against Goldberg at WWE Super ShowDown.
According to Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated, The Deadman submitted a collection of potential candidates to work with, and WWE granted his wish by booking Taker against McIntyre in a tag team match at Extreme Rules on July 14.
The Phenom made a surprise return on Monday's Raw by saving Roman Reigns from a two-on-one assault by McIntyre and Shane McMahon. At Extreme Rules, The Undertaker will team with Reigns to face McIntyre and McMahon.
Taker wrestled his first match of 2019 at Super ShowDown in Saudi Arabia on June 7, and it didn't go well. Goldberg busted himself open, and both Superstars struggled to execute their moves. The match ended with a clunky chokeslam, and it was roundly criticized on social media.
At 54 years old, The Undertaker wrestles only a handful of matches per year. He competed once in 2016, twice in 2017, four times in 2018 and only once this year. WWE didn't even utilize The Deadman at the most recent WrestleMania despite the fact that he is synonymous with the event.
Bringing The Undertaker back so soon after Super ShowDown seems to be a case of allowing him to quickly rebound from what was one of the worst performances of his illustrious career.
By teaming with Reigns against McIntyre and McMahon, WWE will allow The Undertaker to get the hot tag and do his big moves while deferring to The Big Dog for most of the contest.
It could then lead to a singles match against McIntyre at SummerSlam, or perhaps even another match against Reigns, since they have history. Reigns handed Taker only the second WrestleMania loss of his career, at WrestleMania 33.
If The Undertaker does enter a singles program with McIntyre, it would be a huge feather in The Scottish Psychopath's cap. WWE has positioned him as a top heel but has yet to pull the trigger on a world title run.
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