The phenom of the WWE is back! After seven months away from the ring, The Undertaker returned – just in time for the 900th episode of ‘SmackDown Live!’ He came back with a big warning for Team Raw Nov. 15, so keep reading for more on his mind-blowing appearance.
The entire WWE universe was eager to see what The Undertaker, 51, was going to do after more than a year away. Fans who gathered to celebrate the unbelievable 900th episode of SmackDown Live! were not disappointed. He came out in a thick cloud of smoke, making his way toward the ring as bells of doom played in the background. He then gave an absolutely terrifying scary stare down to Shane McMahon, 46. “There could be no better man to be commissioner of SmackDown than the man who has no fear,” he declared while the audience chanted, “Shane-O-Mac”
“I’m here for two reasons. One, Wrestlemania will no longer define who I am, I’m back taking souls and digging holes. Survivor Series was where The Undertaker was born. And SmackDown has always been my home,” he snarled. He then went on to proclaim, “Now, that bring me to the second reason I’m out here,” as the crowd chanted “Undertaker” over and over. “At this year’s Survivor Series, there’s no reason to fear failure. But if you fail, you will have reason to fear the deadman. Team Raw better rest in peace,” he warned, throwing down the challenge!
— WWE (@WWE) November 16, 2016
This was the first time that anyone had seen The Undertaker at a WWE event since he defeated Shane McMahon, 46, in a devastating Hell In A Cell fight at WrestleMania 32. The future commissioner of the SmackDown brand failed to defeat the Deadman in the cage, which was actually good news for The Undertaker. Considering the drama over a lockbox of secrets and control of the WWE was at stake, Vince McMahon, 71, had threatened the Deadman that had he lost, it would be the end of his career. Somehow, both Taker and Shane got what they want, with the Deadman remaining employed while Shane got half of the McMahon empire.
Yes, a lot of has happened since WrestleMania. The WWE has split into two brands – Raw and SmackDown – with Shane and Daniel Bryan, 35, taking control over the Blue Brand while Mick Foley, 51, and Stephanie McMahon, 40, steering Raw. A whole bunch of new faces now run the place – from AJ Styles, 39, to Kevin Owens, 32, to Seth Rollins, 30. With fewer of his peers remaining as active members of the roster, many fans have wondered if time is running out for the Deadman.
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