Undertaker Agrees To Work WrestleMania 29, Update On CM Punk Remaining On TV While Injured & More

– The Undertaker reached out to WWE in the past week and told them that he wants to compete at WrestleMania 29. The Dead Man is currently training for his return and  reportedly pitched an opponent to WWE — it’s not Triple H or Ryback.

As we’ve been reporting, the current plan for the Undertaker at WrestleMania is for him to wrestle CM Punk in a “Respect vs. Streak” match.

– CM Punk will be appearing on WWE television in the coming weeks while he recovers from this week’s knee surgery. Punk is already able to walk around on his own power, but it’s expected that he’ll sell the injury by getting pushed around in a wheel chair, etc.

– WWE released the following video on Wednesday of superstars and divas wishing the WWE Universe a happy holiday season:

WWE Superstars and Divas express their holiday cheer by joining together for a group sing-along.

(Partial Source: PWInsider.com)

Brad Davis

Brad Davis is the editor of SEScoops.com and MMANews.com. He's been hooked on pro wrestling since 1989 and has attended 8 WrestleManias

  • Frank

    He need to vs. Brock please Undertaker TELL ME THAT YOU PITCH TO WWE!?

    • Pozessed

      Lesnar competes at a higher level than Taker, I doubt he could keep up to be honest, look how he was last year, the guy was getting too tired they had to cover it up with chair shots etc. Taker wouldn’t be able to keep up with Lesnar.

      • Thomas Wing

        cover it up with chair shots???? wow you don’t really know much about wrestling do you. That is the funniest/dumbest thing i have ever read.

        • pwnez

          He actually has a point. Taking alot of chair shots act as a rest period for some matches. I also agree with him that he may not be able to keep up with Lesnar at this point in his career. Undertaker has given us his all but he is indeed slowing down now.

        • Pozessed

          Well, would you rather run around the ring doing moves and lift the other person up or lay down and take shots to the side when trying to catch a breath?… Failed didn’t you?… Fucking idiot.

          • pwnez

            Sleeper holds and other moves like that can also be used so the wrestler can rest a little. This shouldn’t come to a surprise but I guess it does to some.

          • Pozessed

            I know, I just hate when idiots come on here claiming to “know wrestling” when they know nothing at all.

          • Pozessed’s Dad Whom He Fucked!

            Wow! Your Such A Bitch!

          • Thomas Wing

            lol. i’ve just been in the buisness for almost a decade. i’m quite sure i know more than you. it was hell in a cell!!!! it was a blowoff match!!!! unlike the biggest part of the wwe lockeroom and wrestlers in general taker and hhh know how to tell a story. a slow story that they built masterfully. that is what i love is internet marks that buy a ticket that think they know about the buisness because they watched some stupid special that explains the behind the curtain aspect of the buisness.

          • Pozessed

            Well you just got proved wrong by an “internet mark that brought a ticket and thinks they know the business” you are so embarrassed you had to comment with an insult under a different name. Hahaha, pathetic.

          • Thomas Wing

            How was it a different name you dunce? i only post under one and that is my real name. i don’t know have to make up some stupid name and change the ‘s’ to a ‘z’ to make myself look cooler lmfao

          • Pozessed

            I can’t really be bothered to embarrass you even further so go ahead speak more shit and remember, we all give a HUUUUGE damn ;]

      • Frank Shannon

        Maybe in a shoot contest (i.e. MMA, amateur wrestling), but in pro wrestling, Taker is a far more experienced and trusted hand than Lesnar. Undertaker has been in the best match at WM for four years straight, and it’s more than just spots and whatnot. Taker is a grand storyteller in that ring, and he had two people that were able to carry their end in return. Athleticism is one thing in wrestling, but the ability to paint a picture that tells a profound story and gets the emotions of the fans going is the trait of icons and legends.

        • jacek

          When WM comes around even if all matches fail if Taker is there I know i get my moneys worth . The matches with HBK and HHH were epic it doesn’t get any better . I wish WM30 taker vs austin

  • http://www.facebook.com/DRH88 Dontay Hollins

    CM Punk vs Undertaker “Championship vs, Streak Match” could be one of the best ever

    • Thomas Wing

      yes because they have never done that before **cough cough**Undertaker vs. Batista WM23 **cough cough** Undertaker vs. Edge WM24 **cough cough**

      • Mick Cologne

        Forgot about Sid Vicious at WM13 there chief

        • Thomas Wing

          no sir. they didnt bill it as a streak vs. title match because the streak wasn’t turned into a gimmick at that time.

      • http://twitter.com/StupidSobi SOBI

        get some cough medicine man you seem ill
        but you are right it has been done before

        but still Punk vs Taker is still a treat

        • Thomas Wing

          on that i agree

      • http://www.facebook.com/DRH88 Dontay Hollins

        i never said i was never done before jackass i’m sayin CM Punk vs Taker a Mania could be a great match

  • http://www.facebook.com/HershBar Hershey Maxwell Barber

    If Taker wants Punk, then that’s most likely what we will see.

  • newgeneration

    Interesting that he wants to work with Punk. The only unfortunate thing about it is that WWE will probably make Punk drop the title beforehand. More than likely to Cena.

    • http://twitter.com/AshCollins_ Ashley Collins

      “Respect vs. Streak”

    • cappa37

      No where does it say he wants to work with Punk. They already had an extended feud in the past and it was complete garbage. They even had a hell in a cell match that was forgettable.

      • newgeneration

        So it’s safe to assume that WWE won’t build up excitement for Taker vs Punk by having the two of them interact at all, which is also known as “working with someone” in the wrestling biz?

      • ThurgoodSinbad

        Wasn’t it during his feud with Punk that he tombstoned Vickie?

        • valo

          nope. edge.

      • http://www.facebook.com/craig.deboard Craig DeBoard

        Their feud in the past had the creative direction of crappy Michale Hayes. That’s not the case now, so it could be much better.

  • Shockmaster

    Punk vs Undertaker, Rock vs Lesner, and Ziggler vs Cena would be a nice card.

  • PaCmAn

    WM Card
    Cena vs Rock (WWE Champ)
    Taker vs Punk
    Ziggler vs Orton vs Sheamus vs Christian (World Title)
    Hell No vs Road Scholars vs PTP vs ???? (Ladder Match)
    Ryback vs Big Show (No DQ)
    Kofi vs Dean Ambrose (IC Title)
    Antonio Cesario vs Miz (US Title)
    AJ Lee vs Eve (Womens Title)

    • PaCmAn

      i meant cena vs rock vs lesnar

    • BrahmaBullRKO

      And Lesnar eats shit?

    • NWO blood

      you forgot about Rey Mysterio vs Sin Cara

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Peer-Pressure/100000691268185 Peer Pressure

      This better not be the card for mania. Where’s Lesnar? Where’s Rey and Sin Cara? Last but not least, Where’s Del Rio? Cesaro better wrestle on the pre show.

    • http://www.facebook.com/rudy.lopes.90 Rudy Lopes

      hell no vs. ptp vs. the shield reignsand other guy

    • valo

      throw reigns and rollins in that tag title match

  • pwnez

    If they are going to go with Undertaker vs CM Punk i’d rather it be a non title match. I can’t see ‘Taker becoming WWE champion at this point in his career. I also doubt they would have Punk end the streak.

    Maybe the idea that was pitched from Undertaker is that he wants to wrestle the Rock. That would be good too.

    • Davey Boy

      Perhaps that will add some intrigue to an otherwise cut-and-dry brawl, no? If the title is on the line, and Punk would have to have retained against Rock to get there, then there might be some speculation that ‘Taker offered the streak to Punk and he accepted. There’d be a little more tension during the bout then might otherwise be there.

    • cappa37

      Lesnar vs Taker would be the biggest match since Hogan vs Rock. …but we all know the HHH is gonna wanna step in with Brock to steal some more spot light. sigh :(

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1260071526 Nikhilesh Karnik

    Taker wants to work with punk. hmmmm basically that’s the biggest compliment and approval any professional wrestler can get. #takerapproved.

    • cappa37

      Where are you getting this?! The article doesn’t mention who Taker wanted to face, just that he pitched an opponent. I’m pretty sure that opponent is Brock Lesnar which would be the biggest match since Rock vs Hogan!! Typical indy fanboy trying to hype up cm punk. As I mentioned in another comment, Punk and Taker had an extended feud and it was not very entertaining. Punk vs Taker won’t be a big draw; they can’t waste Takers’ last few matches on indy wrestlers.

      • tgabriel0891

        hey jackass punk has been in the wwe for six years he isnt an indy wrestler anymore. Lesnar is sloppy in the ring these days and would seriously injure taker at this point

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Josh-Foley/1326585777 Josh Foley

        so much hate in your post its not even funny, so what that punk was in the iwc most wrestlers have at one point in time wrestled in the indys, the rock was even in the indys briefly before his wwe debut, and hogan probably but when hogan started there were many many differant organizations around and nothing global until wwf kicked off wrestlemania, anyway before you hate on the iwc, get your facts straight, punk is a great worker amazing heel, he would make a good match against taker. and if your not a punk fan say so instead of makin a fool out of yourself talking down on the iwc where just about every wrestler starts off these days

      • Backstreet Bungalow

        AJ Styles, CM Punk, John Cena, Jeff Hardy and Edge(HoF member). 5 of the most successful performers, what do they all have in common? All are multiple time world champions. Where did they come from? THE INDYS! CHOKE ON THAT SLAP NUTS

        • cappa37

          lol hahaha The Rock, Brock Lesnar, Goldberg, Hulk Hogan, Sting, John Cena, Stone Cold Steve Austin. What do they all have in common? None of them made their names in the indies. Some of them may have had a couple matches there but none of them spent more than a year in the indies; they were all WWE or WCW creations. Losers like Punk and AJ Styles who spent years and years in the indies are trash. there is a reason why they weren’t signed immediately.

          • tiran66

            Why are you so stupid? Almost every wrestler started in the “indies”, it’s called learning the craft. After the territories started to die Stampede wrestling was technically an indy promotion. You gonna tell me guys like Jericho, Owen Hart, Benoit, and many many other great wrestlers that came out of Stampede were nothing but “indy trash”? You are nothing more then a brainwashed mark, believing what the big companies want you to believe so you’ll continue to spend money on their product.

          • http://www.facebook.com/DRH88 Dontay Hollins

            thats rite educate that dumbass

          • Vinnie

            You can’t even form a debate and dispute him without your insults. All you geeks are all alike on here, socially awkward people that can’t debate or talk to anyone without insulting them first. Learn how to talk to people. I’m so sick of you f’n geeks and your poor social skill! This is why you don’t get respected!

      • pwnez

        tgabriel is right, Punk has been in the WWE for years now, he isn’t known as an indy wrestler anymore. To fans he is now a WWE superstar. We get it, you don’t like small indy wrestlers, but that doesn’t mean everyone else has to. Whether you like it or not, wrestling companies is going to target these indy promotions to try and find the best wrestlers/entertainers out there.

        The days of having no one but muscular body builders as top stars is over. I know you don’t like that since you’re a fan of that but tough break. They wouldn’t help this crappy product anyways.

        • Mr_Shrimp_Vendor

          Ooooohhhh, you’re going against the grain again. You’re going to be quite popular around here with those comments. hahaha

        • http://www.facebook.com/craig.deboard Craig DeBoard

          Well said.

      • Mr_Shrimp_Vendor

        hahahahahahaha, ironic. half the people that are on here bitching about Punk, Bryan, Rollins and Ambrose being Indy trash and the cancer that’s killing WWE are more than likely the same people that were sucking these four’s nuts round this time last year.
        CM Punk has become the new Nickelback of Wrestling. The new cool thing to hate for no legit reason whatsoever. You stay classy IWC. ;)

        • http://www.facebook.com/craig.deboard Craig DeBoard

          Might want to be careful insulting the idiots of the IWC. They’ll say some stupid comment about you being part of their little dipshit club all because you happen to own a modem LOL!

      • http://twitter.com/VampireVillan15 GN-0015

        Why should anyone care if a wrestler found his first step in the indies or WWE’s developmental? It’s all about what a wrestler brings into the table. Most people that don’t like Cena feel the way they do because Cena’s wrestling abilities don’t fit for 12 time world champion, he’s being in the main event too often, his promos are cheesy and his gimmick is all played out.

        You might argue that Punk can’t draw, but the main reason for that is because WWE never built him as a true top guy like they should have. Sure, he’s been the champion for over a year now, but throughout his reign he’s main evented less than half number of PPVs than Cena did throughout the year. And WWE decided to not let Punk beat Cena clean a single time and don’t care to put a noteworthy feuds throughout his reign, save for his feud with Jericho.

        And should I remind you how many merchandises he has sold despite being constantly booked as the no. 2 guy that they don’t really care? Austin was the no. 1 guy in the Attitude Era but WWE let The Rock, Kurt Angle, Undertaker and Triple H to look as strong as he did, so most people could stay interested in the whole product because they didn’t have only 1 guy to cheer for.

      • SAM

        not a big draw??..shut up jay!! punk is the hottest comodity in wwe right now and is the bestest choice,not even brock lesnar…punk will take this feud to whole new realistic level(with promos)…and we all know about punk’s wrestling skills…five star match @ mania and obviously will be the main event…And for GOd sake dont mention punk/undertaker last feud,…@ dat time punk was a nobody but now he is THE BEST IN THE WORLD !!

    • y2jayalmighty

      punk would make for a horriblle feud with taker for one reason. they are making punk look like a pussy in his current ryback feud. it just wouldnt make sense. no one would believe punk could win. I like punk but it should be , lesnar, cena, ryback, or big show before punk

  • ChickenShit

    Punk Vs. Taker, Title Vs. Streak match, have Taker win the strap and then retire on top.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=500482197 Rico A. Johnson

      Yes then have a WWE championship tournament working up to the next Pay per view where they can have the semifinal and final match up..Everyone on the roster would all be involved in eliminator matchups on raw leading up to it…See why are better story writers than them smh

  • http://twitter.com/DA_Righteous1 Brian Clark

    If they do The Rock vs The Undertaker at Wrestlemania I will definitely be buying it again.

  • liljimmy

    Just going toe to toe with the dead man in a 10+ mins match at a wrestlemania considering the dead man’s age is a good rub off for punk to establish his main event status. Although i see punk as the face of the company ever since his face run of 2011 i don’t think wwe would keep him in the main event status if they can get their midcarders over. I mean i like ryback but he can’t sell against half of the roster since they are half his size unless its against a good technical wrestler like Daniel bryan.

  • Jeff

    I’m glad his training to work WreatleMania 29,Because let’s be honest he’s lost alot of muscle and mass

    • Bushwald Sexyface

      Uh, him training does not = him putting muscle mass back on. At his age, he doesn’t need muscle mass. He needs conditioning. Simple as that.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bradley-Weller/753076871 Bradley Weller

    I have a question….does punk use pain pills after he has surgeries for the pain or does he just tuff it out since hes straight edge and all

    • Bushwald Sexyface

      There are herbal pain relievers and I’m not talking about weed.

  • Respect

    Undertaker vs CM Punk…The Rock vs Randy Orton…Batista vs Brock Lesnar…John Cena vs Ryback :D :D: D

  • Bushwald Sexyface

    Just wanna get opinions on this..what would you guys rather happen if it had to happen between the 2?

    Rock vs. Underaker or Punk vs. Undertaker

    Personally, I’d LOVE to see Punk wrestle Taker this year and Rock do it next year as both Rock and Taker’s last match with Punk and Austin on the same card.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Peer-Pressure/100000691268185 Peer Pressure

    Mania isn’t Mania without The Phenom. Hopefully he doesn’t fight Punk though. Jericho vs Taker would be better.

  • http://twitter.com/ToricoUK Jamie

    From CM Punk’s recent Comic Con appearance… – He’s not so much a fan of wrestling Undertaker at WrestleMania because he likes drama in his wrestling. He thinks every ‘Taker match at ‘Mania is a foregone conclusion and he’s no fan of that.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=500482197 Rico A. Johnson

      Who gives a damn What CM punk thinks he should be honored to face Undertaker at WrestleMania it’s always the best match at every mania CM isn’t and all time great to be talking about what he’s a fan of doing..

      • http://www.facebook.com/craig.deboard Craig DeBoard

        Sorry , but it’s not always the best match. Taker vs. Snuka, Taker vs. Mark Henry, Taker vs. Kane 2, Taker vs. Giant Gonzolas. These all sucked.

  • Guest

    Punk should really drop this “respect” thing. It’s gotten so old and boring. Even though he cuts good promos, all of them are about the same thing which is “respect”.

  • jdbrown

    I would prefer he wrestle somebody different. He’s already feuded with Punk before. I’d rather see Punk vs. Austin, and Undertaker vs. Sheamus

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=500482197 Rico A. Johnson

    They have been trying to build Lesnar vs Undertaker since the fake stare downs at the UFC PPV

  • Stranger

    It doesn’t say he wants to have a match with Punk. It merely states that it’s the current plan. If you ask me, my gut tells me it was Lesnar that he chose.

    I thought the short rivalry between Punk and Undertaker a few years ago just wasn’t handled correctly at all. They had no business being in a Hell in a Cell match after feuding for about a month? there was no hatred between them and it was just a stupid gimmick. Punk vs. Taker with a Respect vs. Streak storyline and with Punk having more freedom on the mic these days would be more interesting, in my opinion.

    I’d like to see it happen.

  • Tully

    He needs to have the match with Kane.

    Call it “One for the Road…..TO HELL!!”

  • GodsLoyalSon

    The only thing that matters is that Taker will once more honor us with his presense

  • http://twitter.com/nickdoubleD Nicolai

    let punk stil run with the title, and crown taker!!?? then have taker put over some new talent! SANDOW!? DEAN AMBROSE!? ZIGGLER!??

  • svr

    taker suggested facing punk.. okay , Respect i smell ? Being pitched by an undertaker is a must respect situation where’s the respect he deserves ?<– Punks promo on monday

  • hctp

    Lesnar vs Punk. Heyman Ref. Nuff said.

  • ItsProgressNow

    lol Respect vs Streak? that’s the gayest pitch ever

    • http://twitter.com/StupidSobi SOBI

      it would be cool to see the BADASS taker gimmick when he demanded Respect from everybody and beat the shit out of them
      then it would be Respect vs Respect

  • Antonio James

    A new Wrestling and Entertainment website http://theentertainmentvault.weebly.com

  • Mr_Shrimp_Vendor

    Taker vs. Punk. Probably be a shitty match and a half, but the build up ought to be interesting. Punk should feel honored that Taker pitched him as an opponent. Taker must have some interest in wanting to wrestle him or he wouldn’t have pitched him as an opponent. Fact.

  • OysterChAserrrrr

    GoldBACK should call out Brock Lesnar on Raw then TripleH comes out saying he should be the only one who gets a piece of Brock not GoldBack then for his troubles Trips pedigrees Him then we have HHH vs GoldBack for WM29

  • IJJU

    I dont want CM PUNK to end Taker’s streak bcz i heard that may be this time Taker’s streak will end

  • http://twitter.com/Shaddy_esc_617 Rashad Jackson

    you guys are forgetting undertaker is a SMACKDOWN wrestler…so if he does come back at royal rumble and WINS..he has the chance to face the raw or smackdown champ..if thats the rock on raw or punk…or big show or sheamus on smackdown…

    IF he decides to go for the smackdown title..which i think he should IF he does win the rumble since hes been a smackdown wrestler the past few years…if its big show or sheamus…undertaker will and should WIN!…but at the end of the match…he cant get up..to tired thats when ziggler comes out and cash his money in the bank since he won the SMACKDOWN money in the bank..he cud cash it end and end the streak…i hope THAT doesnt happen…if he faces the smackdown champion undertaker should win and retire right there on the spot!..and walk out the champion!

    IF he goes after the raw title which is unlikly…i would really love to see rock vs. undertaker..they never fought at WM i think that will be a good match…

    taker vs, punk will also be a good match…if he does face the raw champion if thats rock or punk he should win and retire with the championship but i dont htink it will be raw cuz i just cant see undertaker walking around or walking out with that raw belt..kinda ugly haha

  • underrated76

    i think the best match would be taker vs the rock, taker can come back at the rumble makin the rock lose to punk an it starts from there..dont forget, wresting taker at mania isnt about putting over wrestlers anymore, if u gonna fight taker at mania u have already been put over..its not about that, its about makin money, its what people would pay to see

  • Ex XFL Employee

    best option….DEAN AMBROSE!!!!

  • Dennis

    The Undertaker should be his American badass theme for one last time at wrestlemania that would sell out even more.

  • Lil Jimmy


  • shubham

    idk about taker and punk what i want is HHH vs brock leasnar and HHH kicking his ass

  • Phil Brooks

    When it all comes down to it your arms arent long enough to box with god -CM Punk

  • khan

    Dead men is dead man cm punk is child respect taker