WWE may have accidentally shown its hand when it comes to The Undertaker's Hall Of Fame induction via an email sent to fans this week.
There was once a time where if you had been inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame, that meant you would no longer compete inside the ring. While WWE tries to stick to that rule, there have been a lot more exceptions in recent years. Kurt Angle is still an active Superstar despite being a Hall Of Famer, and Shawn Michaels returned to the ring at Crown Jewel more than seven years after his own induction.
Despite those exceptions to the rule, WWE still seems reluctant to induct stars who it plans on continuing to use. Superstars such as The Rock and Kane. Both men who unquestionably deserve to be enshrined forever in WWE's Hall Of Fame, and also men who now have careers away from the ring. However, they have not officially retired from the wrestling business.
Another man who falls into that category is The Undertaker, but for very different reasons. The Deadman does not have a new career away from wrestling. Fans do believe that every match he has will be his last, though. However, until WWE decides to make Taker a Hall Of Famer, we will never truly believe that the veteran is done for good. Turns out we might see that happen sooner rather than later.
Earlier this week, WWE sent out the above email advertising the addition of Superstars to the Network. However, in the original version, Taker was listed as a Hall Of Famer rather than merely a legend. That has naturally gotten people speculating that 2019 may well be the year The Undertaker becomes a Hall Of Famer. Perhaps, much like Ric Flair, we could see his last ever match two nights later at WrestleMania 35.
One thing is most definitely not in doubt, The Undertaker will be a deserving Hall Of Famer whenever he does get inducted. He might even be the most deserving Hall Of Famer in the history of the business. What's unclear is whether the email was an unfortunate spoiler or simply an overlooked typo. Taker's in-ring career has to end sometime, and it might well be at WrestleMania 35.