The Undertaker will reportedly appear at next Saturday’s Royal Rumble 2022 pay-per-view, which will run inside The Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis, Missouri.
According to a report from Mike Johnson of PWInsider.com, the wrestling legend “is slated to” attend the Royal Rumble. Johnson noted that The Undertaker is unlikely to actually perform himself. His wife, Michelle McCool, is one of the confirmed entries for the 30-woman Royal Rumble match. McCool also competed at the inaugural women’s Royal Rumble match in 2018.
Johnson added that Undertaker could also be part of filming for WWE Network/Peacock content. The wrestling legend hasn’t been seen much since he announced his retirement at the Survivor Series 2020 pay-per-view.
The Royal Rumble usually consists of several surprise entries; even some ex-WWE stars make a one-off appearance. However, it’s unlikely that The Undertaker will compete in the 30-man Royal Rumble. The Phenom has made it very clear that he isn’t keen on returning to wrestling, explaining that he’s no longer capable of performing at a high enough level.
The Phenom announced his retirement from the ring in the WWE Network series, Undertaker: The Last Ride. Although he wouldn’t fully rule out a return to the ring down the road, Undertaker emphasized that he didn’t have the desire to wrestle anymore.
Undertaker officially retired at the end of Survivor Series 2020; the event marked the milestone 30-year anniversary of his WWE debut. Plenty of legends were in attendance for the show, including Triple H, Mick Foley, Booker T, Shawn Michaels, Kane and Kevin Nash.
The Undertaker’s Final WWE Match
The WWE legend wrestled his final match for WWE at WrestleMania 36, defeating AJ Styles in a cinematic “Boneyard match”. With the victory, The Undertaker moved his WrestleMania record to an incredible 25-2. He proceeded to announce on his in-ring retirement on The Last Ride two months later.