Yesterday, a very interesting photo was getting passed around the internet. To say the least, it has SummerSlam implications
A fan snapped a photo of The Undertaker boarding a plane in Texas that was destined for New York. For those unaware, WWE's second-biggest show of the year, SummerSlam, will take place in Brooklyn, NY, tomorrow. It looks like The Undertaker will be there.
Before we lose our minds, it's worth underlining that Taker may just be going to hang out backstage or do some sort of autograph appearance. In no way does this mean he will get physical at Sunday's show. Then again, he may. Here's the photo:
The Undertaker Has Been Spotted At A TX Airport Headed To NYC Where SummerSlam Is Being Held We'll Keep You Posted As This Develops pic.twitter.com/dVOcW9YPnJ— SW (@SliceWrestling) August 18, 2017
This tweet is all we can verify. For all we know, the fan that took this is on a plane to Chicago and is having a riot as he trolls the entire wrestling community.
However, if this, in fact, is The Undertaker boarding a plane to New York, there's endless speculation to address. If he is to make an on camera appearance we'd have to imagine it affecting Roman Reigns in some form or fashion.
The Big Dog effectively retired the Undertaker at WrestleMania 33. The show's closing image was The Deadman leaving his coat, hat and gloves in the middle of the ring, a metaphor that was hard to confuse. We all thought that we'd never see the Undertaker in the ring again. While WWE never confirmed that Undertaker was indeed retired, it sure felt official.
However, maybe the door is still open.
Best known for The Streak, an unprecedented run of 21 straight victories at WWE's Showcase of The Immortals, WrestleMania, he sustained his first loss at WrestleMania XXX to Brock Lesnar. The Phenom defeated Hulk Hogan for the WWF World Heavyweight Champion in
While you can argue where The Undertaker ranks on the all-time list of WWE Superstars, he is undoubtedly the greatest professional wrestling character in this history of the business. Had anyone but Mark Callaway been given the assignment of being an old west mystical undertaker, the gimmick could have died out by the mid-90s.
Year after year, The Undertaker has come back to give us the same kind of goosebump inducing 'Mania moments that we fell in love with as children; which made WrestleMania 33 so surreal.