The Undertaker will return for the 900th episode of ‘SmackDown Live!’ on Nov. 15, but will his appearance be interrupted by a challenge from John Cena? John EXCLUSIVELY tells HollywoodLife.com his plans and if they include offering Taker a handshake – or a fist to the face!
Turns out, neither! “I will be here at American Grit,” John, 39, EXCLUSIVELY tells HollywoodLife.com. “I don’t know how many hands that The Undertaker has shook in his career, so I wouldn’t say a handshake. But I also know he hasn’t lost too many matches, so I don’t know about a challenge either.”
So, John’s going to miss out on SmackDown‘s extravaganza? Aww. Bummer. The rest of the WWE Universe is eager to see what The Undertaker, 51, has to say during this rare appearance. The Deadman has been practically a ghost since he defeated Shane McMahon, 46, at WrestleMania 32 in April. Many assume this appearance to be related to his WrestleMania 33 opponent and that might just be his last match ever, according to Forbes. There’s one name at the top of the list of possible opponents, and Cena knows it.
“I know the WWE Universe screams pretty loud and kind of want to see us lock heads and I don’t know man,” John told HollywoodLife.com. However, when asked about possibly challenging the Deadman in Orlando, the site of WrestleMania 33, the 15-time world champion smiled and laughed coyly. “I don’t know,” he said.
Huh. That was neither a “yes” nor a “no” when it comes to Cena taking on Taker on the biggest night in sports entertainment. John might have to take a break from chasing his next World Title and focus on the Deadman instead. Even though Brock Lesnar, 39, broke the Deadman’s undefeated WrestleMania steak, being the last man to meet The Undertaker in the ring would be a huge honor!
Orlando has some major history when it comes to “retirement matches.” It was in the Florida Citrus Bowl, in front of 74,635 screaming fans that Shawn Michaels, 51, ended the career of Ric Flair, 76, per Cageside Seats. The moment when Shawn mouthed the words “I’m sorry. I love you” is etched in the hearts of wrestling fans everywhere. Could the Deadman’s possible “Last Ride” be even more epic than that? And who could possibly deliver the final blow?
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Should John Cena challenge The Undertaker? Who do you want to see The Deadman face at WrestleMania?