With the absolute finality of the social media blitz WWE has put on in regards to Undertaker making his return at a house show in Waco, Texas, this past weekend, it would seem clear as day that he has made his decision and he will indeed work another match at WrestleMania 29 this year on Sun., April 7, 2013, at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
His opponent is expected to be CM Punk.
The question now quickly becomes just how exactly WWE is planning on crafting a story for that feud. A report from PWInsider.com claims the Creative team is now scrambling to put together the feud. More:
Undertaker vs. CM Punk was confirmed for Wrestlemania about a week ago and WWE Creative is now scrambling to fast-track the match's storyline. They started phase one with Punk's promo on Monday referring to himself as an "icon" above Superstars and God.
One concern within some facets of creative is that with Punk having lost two PPVs in a row and again to Cena, that a loss to Undertaker at Wrestlemania could really damage one of the two names who show they can draw on the road currently, the other being John Cena.
Obviously WWE has to fast-track in a sense because there are only five episodes of Monday Night Raw left until the big event, a fact some are using as an argument against 'Taker coming back this year. Punk's promo last week referencing himself as god was quite obviously a set-up for something with "The Deadman," and next week's "Old School" themed Raw makes for a great stage to showcase Undertaker's return to television.
But the notion that WWE is worried about Punk losing to 'Taker because he's been jobbing to The Rock and John Cena is downright ridiculous.
As we've noted previously, Punk has already shown up both Rock and Cena. And, really, losing to Undertaker at WrestleMania is not a mark against anyone. In fact, it's quite the opposite. It's an honor and pro wrestling fans are so accustomed to the natural order of things -- death, taxes, Undertaker wins at WrestleMania -- that Punk will actually get a major rub simply for being chosen as a wrestler worthy of even being in the match.
All this aside, it should be most interesting to see the "fast-tracked" storyline WWE comes up with. Stay tuned, Cagesiders.