It appears as if the Undertaker’s appearances outside of WWE are at an end. On Sunday’s Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer noted that the Undertaker has signed a new deal with WWE and will not likely book any more outside appearances as a result of the deal.
Taker began taking outside appearances for speaking engagements, signings and the like back in February, and gained a lot of attention when he was announced as appearing at Starrcast II during Double or Nothing weekend. Meltzer notes that the announcement over the weekend that his Q&As at his upcoming UK appearances will now be done by Mick Foley is a result of his new deal. Undertaker is said to have pushed hard to maintain his existing commitments and will still appear at Starrcast II, but is not expected to book more outside shows himself.
The Undertaker made his TV return on last week’s Raw, interrupting Elias and Tombstoning him in a segment meant to set up a match at June’s expected Saudi Arabia show.
S.A.M.’s Spiel: It is nice that WWE has signed Taker to a new deal but I have no interest in seeing him in the ring anymore. I think he is just tarnishing his legacy by continuing to work the ring when his body is clearly telling him otherwise. Taker has become one of those people that doesn’t know when to walk away and someone should have a talk with him so he can realize that it is time to retire.