* Warning: The following contains a spoiler for Friday’s SmackDown:
SmackDown star The Undertaker, who has been out for several months following shoulder surgery after Survivor Series, made a surprise appearance backstage at Tuesday’s WWE SmackDown tapings from Alabama.
Taker was mainly there to visit his wife Michelle McCool, but also was there to watch the segment where Heath Slater, Justin Gabriel and Ezekiel Jackson joined Wade Barrett in a new Nexus faction.
Both Jackson and Barrett have been talked about as possible WrestleMania 27 opponents for Taker, with Kane also being named as a candidate. Jackson and Barrett are likely opponents if due to his health, Taker can’t perform like he has in recent years with Shawn Michaels.
If the Undertaker is healthy enough to compete at Mania, and at this point it’s looking good, the main objective is to have him continue the streak. There are no expectations for him to have a classic match, as we’ve seen the past two years.
(Partial Source: PWInsider.com)