The Undertaker's future with the WWE is up in the air right now, but it sounds like officials are working hard to get him back for at least one more match come April.
According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter (h/t Cageside Seats), WWE was pushing to to have Undertaker secured for a match at WrestleMania 35, following the news that he'd be appearing at the Starrcast wrestling convention in Las Vegas.
The Observer had previously reported that there were no plans for 'Taker to compete at WrestleMania, and Meltzer even speculated that he was retired. It was also reported that Vince McMahon isn't happy with Undertaker's decision to appear at Starrcast.
But amid all these rumors and ongoing outside-of-WWE appearances, the promotion has decided they want him at their big show after all. Undertaker last appeared on WWE at the Crown Jewel pay-per-view in November, when he and Kane lost a tag team match to D-Generation X.
Even though Undertaker only wrestles a handful of matches for WWE now, he's always made it a priority to compete at WrestleMania. He turns 54 soon and has dealt with numerous injuries in recent years, so it'd be a surprise if 'Taker simply decided not to perform this year - when he seems to be in good enough shape.
If he does end up competing at the big show, it's anybody's guess whom Undertaker would face. WWE always provides him with a main event-caliber opponent, but most of those stars already have opponents set up for WrestleMania. Perhaps another part-time legend well wind up challenging him instead.
What This Means
So despite rumors and reports that he won't be present in East Rutherford, it sounds like 'Taker fans can be optimistic after all. It's hard to envision Undertaker voluntarily passing up on WrestleMania this year, especially when there are so few matches remaining in his illustrious career. But there's not much time left to build up a potential match, so we should find out soon if he does end up competing.