WWE recently confirmed the Undertaker’s return to SmackDown Live announcing that he will be making an appearance at the upcoming episode of the show taking place at Madison Square Garden.
Dave Meltzer discussed Taker’s return in the latest edition of Wrestling Observer Newsletter and provided some updates on the reason behind his appearance.
Per Meltzer, WWE has not added the Dead Man to the show because of low ticket sales, since the company had planned this appearance for a while now.
While the MSG show will be serving as the go-home edition of the show for the Clash Of Champions PPV, so far there is no news of the former Champion wrestling at the upcoming PPV.
It’s speculated that the Last Outlaw’s appearance at the episode will set up some kind of angle, leading to another appearance at the upcoming 20th anniversary special of The Blue Branded Show.
Though there are no plans for The Undertaker to wrestle at either of the shows and he is only expected to be involved in a segment at the special episode.
WWE will be returning to Madison Square Garden for Raw and SmackDown tapings on September 9th and 10th respectively, while the 20th anniversary special will be taking place on October 4rth, the same night when SmackDown premieres on Fox Network.