Backstage News On Undertaker's Opponent For WrestleMania 36

The Undertaker appeared on Monday Night Raw this week to save Roman Reigns from an attack by Shane McMahon and Drew McIntyre, and a tag team match involving the four men was announced for Extreme Rules.

When Extreme Rules is over, it's anybody's guess when we'll next see The Undertaker on television. WrestleMania 36 is still nearly nine months away, after all, but it sounds as though WWE already has a big plan in place for The Deadman.

A source told Brad Shepard said of Oh, You Didn't Know (h/t Ringside News), that Drew McIntyre "is currently scheduled" to go up against Undertaker at WrestleMania 36 next year. They're building up towards that match early in order to "boost ratings," Shepard added, and that Shane could be part of this

Shepard also heard that Undertake actually chose McIntyre to be his opponent, and that they hadn't had any plans for the latter after his program with Reigns. And so, the "Scottish Psychopath" will get the honor of going up against 'Taker on the Grandest Stage of Them All - in what could even serve as the final match for The Phenom.

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The WWE Universe was surprised to learn and see that Undertaker wasn't competing at WrestleMania 35 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. He did make a return at Super ShowDown two months later, defeating Goldberg in a mistake-filled match that included many obvious botches.

At any rate, the 54-year-old Undertaker is far from done yet, despite non-stop rumors of retirement over the past five or so years. He remains in good enough wrestling shape and is bent on performing at least one more match at 'Mania before he hangs up the boots on an illustrious career.

What This Means

It's interesting to see that WWE is already building up towards the Undertaker-McIntyre match at WrestleMania. The Deadman isn't going to appearing on television that often before next year's big showdown, so it'll be interesting to see how they build it up when he'll only appear on occasion.

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