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WWE confirms Undertaker is returning to SmackDown on Nov. 15

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Word spread just yesterday thanks to an announcement from the venue that Undertaker would be at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania for the 900th episode of SmackDown on Nov. 15, 2016. Today, WWE confirmed that news.

From WWE.com:

The Undertaker has long been a cornerstone of Team Blue, and his emergence on this special episode of SmackDown LIVE is undoubtedly linked to The Phenom’s storied history with the brand. This marks The Undertaker’s first appearance in a WWE ring since he defeated SmackDown LIVE Commissioner Shane McMahon inside Hell in a Cell at WrestleMania 32, so whatever The Deadman has planned, mere days before Raw and SmackDown LIVE collide at Survivor Series, you won’t want to miss it.

The timing of his appearance couldn’t be better, not just for the 900th episode but because Survivor Series is days later and, perhaps even more noteworthy, tickets for WrestleMania 33 in Orlando go on sale just three days later.

SmackDown is going to get clobbered in the ratings next Tuesday night — something about an election — but should rebound nicely with Undertaker’s return.