There is no better tradition in sports entertainment than watching The Undertaker compete on the Grandest Stage of Them All.
The wrestling icon has competed at WrestleMania 26 times now throughout his illustrious career, piecing together an impressive 21-0 streak before finally losing to Brock Lesnar five years ago.
But Undertaker turns 54 years of age later this month, has dealt with numerous injuries and has barely wrestled over the past two years. As of now, it's not clear yet if The Deadman will be competing at WrestleMania 35 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
According to Felix Upton of Ringside News, the reason Undertaker hasn't been booked for WrestleMania yet is simply because WWE hasn't determined how they're going to use him for the show.
On top of that, Upton reported that The Phenom "isn't feeling too good" about competing at WrestleMania this year. He's clearly slowed down quite a bit in the ring, and perhaps Undertaker is unsure if he has enough in the tank right now.
We last saw The Undertaker compete at the Crown Jewel pay-per-view in November, where he and Kane lost a tag team match to D-Generation X. Before that, he had lost a singles bout to Triple H at the Super Show-Down.
Of course, WWE has done a lot of last-minute planning with The Undertaker in the past. Last year, didn't officially accept John Cena's WrestleMania challenge until the day of the event, leaving fans in the dark for several weeks.
WWE will surely look to get Undertaker on the card at WrestleMania, but it's anybody's guess who is opponent would be. And of course, the future Hall of Famer has to decide if he feels ready and in shape to go out there and compete.
What This Means
There were rumors that 'Taker wasn't going to be competing at WrestleMania this year, period. But now, it seems like there is hope within the company to have him wrestle. It seems as though it's up to Undertaker to decide if he's able to compete.