Former WWE star Sean Waltman has weighed in on the recent speculation surrounding The Undertaker.
The Dead Man recently removed WWE references from his social media accounts, replacing them with an email link for business opportunities and bookings; he's still not scheduled for a match at WrestleMania.
This has led to suggestions that the perennial star could be done with the company. But Waltman has shed some light on the situation, explaining Taker's possible reason for his new-look social media accounts.
“If anyone ever followed Shawn Michaels on social media before he took the job back at the Performance Center it was a similar situation," he explained on his latest X-Pac 1,2,360 (h/t Wrestling Inc).
"Shawn was taking outside appearances; I did appearances with him. For independent wrestling shows, the catch was it has to be separate, the appearance has to be separate, it’s not part of the wrestling show. So, I am pretty sure that’s what it’s going to be for Taker too."
While he might not actually wrestle for another promotion, The Undertaker is likely to agree to a convention appearance or fan fest invitation.
“Let’s say for instance, somebody that brings in people like that in, as far as wrestling promotions that have a good name," Waltman continued. "Maryland Championship Wrestling, I did appearances; Shawn [Michaels], Scott [Hall], Kevin [Nash] and I did appearances together for them and they kept it separate it was like a little fan fest separate.
"In that way, if it just so happens that you end up at an appearance connected to an independent promotion that might be less up to snuff product-wise. Then you’re not seen as endorsing this show. You’re in and out before the show even starts.”
What This Means
Waltman could be right on point here. Taker is already scheduled to make three appearances in the UK, starting in April. He's due to feature at a "For The Love of Wrestling" convention in Liverpool alongside several WWE Hall of Famers such as Ric Flair, Kevin Nash, Bret Hart, Booker T, Lita and Scott Hall.
According to reports, he's charging $25,000 for every non-WWE appearance. That's actually worth taking WWE references off his social media accounts, no?