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Undertaker returns to Raw to challenge Triple H to match at WrestleMania 28

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On tonight's (Jan. 30, 2012) episode of WWE Monday Night Raw, Undertaker made his long awaited return to the company to interrupt Triple H, who was just about to fire John Laurinaitis.

And he did so wearing a god-awful wig. In fact, he may have borrowed it from his demon step-brother Kane.

Nonetheless, there he was, taking 30 minutes to walk to the ring. For what, we did not know. Laurinaitis bailed to the back and got himself out of the picture, seemingly saving his job for this week.

Triple H stayed put, staring down the man he went toe-to-toe with at WrestleMania 27. Once Undertaker got in the ring, they did the same set up as last year. 'Taker looked at the WrestleMania 28 banner, looked back to "The Game" and made his throat slashing motion, signifying, presumably, that he wants a rematch at this year's big show.

Considering the fact that he won the match last year (and actually beat Triple H at WrestleMania 17, as well), this doesn't seem to make much sense. It got even more confusing when Triple H responded to Undertaker by patting him on the shoulder and slowly shaking his head, as though he was consoling him.

What could this mean?

Here's my best guess: Undertaker wants to have a match against Triple H at WrestleMania again this year because this last year, he was carried out on a stretcher and because of that, it felt more like a loss. Or something along those lines. This would fit with the story Trips has already been telling in the sense that if you remember back at the Slammy Awards in December of last year, Triple H literally said he ended the streak at 'Mania 27 because he walked out on his own power while Undertaker went out on a stretcher.

That would also explain why Triple H patted him on his shoulder as if to decline 'Taker's offer. "I already beat you last year and sent you out on a stretcher, I don't need to do it again."

There's the angle, folks, at least as it looks to me. What about you?

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