My latest column addressed the ongoing speculation that WWE is easing off of stating that The Undertaker is retired from WWE in-ring competition, opening the door for another match at WrestleMania.
At WrestleMania 33 inOrlando, Undertaker exhibited one of the best ‘Mania sendoffs of all time. Although he obviously showed that he was limited by his injuries, he still drew the fans in from an emotional standpoint, just like he always does.
However, if he returns, it may be a case of overstaying his welcome.
Here is an excerpt of the column.
“There is nothing left for The Undertaker to do in the WWE. He has been a world champion on seven occasions, has the longest winning streak in WrestleMania history (which most likely will never be broken), and has been instrumental in the births of the Hell in a Cell, Inferno, Buried Alive, and Punjabi Prison matches.
Moreover, he did his job in fulfilling the unwritten law of “laying down on your back and looking at the lights” which every pro wrestler is expected to do on their way out.
If The Undertaker does return, it takes away any momentum and memorable moment created from WrestleMania 33.
There is no doubt that Roman Reigns is the heir apparent to be the face of the WWE for years to come, and defeating Undertaker was as much proof as you could get that the company is not veering away from this project.
Obviously, Undertaker agreed with WWE, which is a huge notch in the belt of Reigns.
At 52, Undertaker should spend most of his time with his wife, Michelle McCool, who is never too shy about posting pics of her beau and herself. In fact, the more Undertaker appears on WWE television after his fantastic sendoff, the less his near-30-year mystique has potency. One could say that it would be overstaying his welcome.”
The argument of why Shawn Michaels did not return after retirement is also a valid argument for The Undertaker. You can view the explanation here.