WrestleZone has learned that the current backstage word is that The Undertaker is "almost certain" for WrestleMania, and WWE Chairman Vince McMahon has charged Senior VP Brian Gewirtz and the writing staff with presenting (and we quote) "several options" for 'Taker to be a major focal point of WrestleMania.
While WWE was hoping to put together Taker vs Brock Lesnar, the leading candidate right now appears to be Wade Barrett.
"That's not a lock," a key WWE insider revealed to us this afternoon, "there are several scenarios on the table, and Vince is going to allow 'Taker to have a major say in what he does, if and when he gets back in time."
Discussions are also going on right now about HHH's role in WrestleMania. We will continue to keep you updated as more information becomes available.