However, Taker, just like many other legends didn’t appear on the broadcast in the ring or even a backstage segment.
Instead, WWE had some of them were interviewed or filmed while on the blue carpet that served as the pre-show before the episode went live.
Taker posted a photo on his official Instagram account to hype the show and responded to a fan who was asking why he didn’t make his advertised appearance.
This is where he responded with “I was told I wasn’t needed.” You can see the post here:
WWE is advertising Taker for the Crown Jewel pay-per-view on Thursday, October 31st from the King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh. As of this writing, he doesn’t have a match booked for the show.
The last time that Taker appeared on SmackDown Live came back on the June 4, 2019 episode where he had a staredown with Goldberg.