The Undertaker and Shawn Michaels

WWE.com is currently advertising both The Undertaker and Shawn Michaels for the upcoming Monday Night RAW taping on January 9 in New Orleans.

Both are expected to be making the appearance to build something involving the upcoming Royal Rumble PPV on January 29 from San Antonio at the Alamodome.

Undertaker last appeared on WWE television back in November on the 900th episode of Smackdown Live indicating he was back and not just a WrestleMania attraction.

9 COMMENTS

  1. It’s ridiculous for WWE (Taker) to say that he’s back, and not as a special attraction, but yet he hasn’t been seen for two months as noted in this story. So in reality he still IS a special attraction. Appearing once every two months isn’t a regular schedule.

  2. I agree but his wording at the time was that he wasn’t just going to be a Wrestlemania only talent (he said WM alone will no longer define me) so he didn’t actually say he would be back regularly (that was what people took from it but not what he said). He simply said it wouldn’t define him and implied he wouldn’t be just appearing to promote WM related appearances. I still get your point completely and agree but just pointing out that he and WWE didn’t say he is going to be back regularly.

  3. I don’t think he ever will either. He’s 51, and they always try to bring him back to gain interest at WM. They won’t gain as much “hype” if it was just say Owens and Styles in the respective main events.

  4. And also speaking of WM, now all the names are popping up like Michaels, Taker, Goldberg, Lesnar, and most likely a few more. Although I’d much rather watch a Mania headlined by Samoa Joe, Roode, Styles, American Alpha, Nakamura, Zayn, even Ziggler and Owens, it will never happen. And now with Cena again…it’s like, yeah he’s entertaining, but that’s it.

  5. Indeed… all the old-timers & part-timers are popping up again. I expect Triple H will make his annual appearance as well, & I wouldn’t be surprised if Hogan is back for Wrestlemania also. It boggles my mind that you have all this amazing talent (Roode, Eric Young, Joe, etc) that get held aside while the company continues to rely on past names to build their shows. The Royal Rumble is the same. It’s boring now… a “big” name always wins. Every single year. It’s beyond predictable too. They should shake it up one year and do something shocking and unpredictable. I would totally cheer for someone like R-Truth or one of the Ascension guys to win it! That would be downright awesome and different because no one would expect that. It would truly show that “anyone” can win the Rumble.

  6. I would be fine with anyone winning aside from HHH, Taker, Lesnar, or Cena. Those guys don’t need to win the Rumble, they’re already over. The ultimate shock would be Angle returning to win.

  7. Great points all but WWE can’t keep trotting out the old gray mares (& stallions) forever. It may take over another decade but they’ll have to rely on current talent alone at some point.
    Luckily for them, Wrestlemania now sells itself based solely on its own name value regardless of who’s in it or the overall quality of the show. This past Wrestlemania is proof positive of that. Actually the past 7 or so Wrestlemanias are even more proof of that.

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