Rumours about The Undertaker returning to WWE at WrestleMania 33, which is scheduled to be held on 2 April 2017, gained momentum after the company teased in a video about five superstars who could possibly face John Cena in the New Era. The five wrestlers the WWE has listed as potential dream opponents for Cena are The Undertaker, Samoa Joe, Shinsuke Nakamura, Finn Balor and Shane McMahon.
The news about the Deadman facing off against Cena gained momentum as the other four wrestlers have issues that could dismiss their chances of getting a chance to fight the wrestler, who is assigned to the SmackDown brand. Sportsrageous has pointed out that Joe and Nakamura – who belong to NXT – have to be elevated to the main rosters – SmackDown or Raw – to get a chance to clash against the 15-time WWE world champion.
The website further noted that the Balor is still recovering from a shoulder injury, which he suffered during his match against Seth Rollins for the WWE Universal Championship. Balor had to vacate his title after becoming the first-ever Universal Champion. Moreover, Shane McMahon is rumoured to fight Brock Lesnar at the event, it reported.
The Deadman had sparked rumours about his return to WWE when he was pictured with Shane at a bar on 15 August in Texas. The Undertaker's last fight was against him in a Hell In A Cell match at WrestleMania 32.
The 51-year-old superstar was one of the biggest names to be left out when wrestlers were picked during the historic brand split earlier this year. Previously, the WWE had named The Undertaker as one of the top 10 free agents in the market that Raw and SmackDown Live could battle for in the near future.
According to reports, a fight between Cena and The Undertaker was planned for WrestleMania 32, but was cancelled after the former suffered an injury.