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Undertaker’s return promo at Raw 25 made no sense

Undertaker returned to television for the first time since April 2017 at Raw 25, and cut a promo that didn’t make a lick of sense. You can watch it above, but here’s what he said:

”The carnage began on this sacred ground of evil 25 years ago. I’ve taken Legends and ripped them off their pedestals and thrown them in the cold, dark Earth. Stone Cold answered to the reaper; Mick Foley answered to the reaper; even my own flesh and blood, Kane, had to answer to the reaper. They all tried, they all failed. And now on this sacred ground I declare for all of those who have fallen it is truly time you rest in peace.”

On commentary, Jim Ross wondered aloud if that was a “warning” while Jerry Lawler admitted he was just as clueless as the rest of us.

After WrestleMania 33, when he lost to Roman Reigns and made a big show of leaving his gear in the middle of the ring, you would think they would have given us a hint of what’s the come, if anything. If he’s really retiring, he gave no indication of that. If he’s coming back for one more match, as the crowd at the Manhattan Center was chanting for him to do, he gave no indication of that.

Actually, you could argue he just ignored all of that completely and instead opted for Undertaker to say it’s time to leave the past in the past. On a night that WWE was celebrating its Legends, here was Undertaker saying it’s time they all stay away.

Maybe he’s also talking about himself?

That’s one interpretation, and that’s also a stretch on my part to make sense of a promo that should have given us answers but only led to more questions. Perhaps that was the point.

Rumors persist that we’re still headed for Undertaker vs. John Cena at WrestleMania 34. This, then, was just stalling and therefore didn’t need to make sense. The Manhattan Center crowd got to see and hear from the longest tenured star on the WWE roster and they didn’t even have to sit through a long entrance!

That clears that up!

I guess?

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