The Undertaker will be making an extremely rare appearance at a convention in December, his first public outing since WrestleMania 33.
Up until recently, it really did feel like The Undertaker was never going to retire. Yes, he very much lives his gimmick, but his returns during WrestleMania season each and every year were actually beginning to feel a little like The Deadman actually did have supernatural powers. At WrestleMania 33 however, it looked as if Roman Reigns finally retired Undertaker for good, although there are all sorts of rumors at the moment suggesting that might not actually be the case.
Since Taker removed his hat, gloves, and coat and left them in the middle of the WrestleMania ring, we haven't seen The Phenom. No return for revenge on The Big Dog, not even an appearance on Raw. On Dec. 8, 2017, though, The Undertaker will appear in public for the first time since his possible retirement.
The Undertaker was never really one for making appearances in public, even before his loss to Roman Reigns earlier this year. He'll be making an exception on Dec. 8, 2017, however, when he will be present to sign photos and meet fans at the first ever Ace Universe convention. According to Sportskeeda Taker is the first and only wrestler to have been announced for the event which will take place at Nassau Coliseum on Long Island.
It's pretty incredible how long The Undertaker has managed to keep up the mystique that surrounds his on-air persona for so long, especially since social media has come into play. The Deadman first appeared on WWE television at Survivor Series 1990. In 27 years, you'll be hard-pressed to find more than a handful of occasions that Taker let his guard down on-screen and didn't live the gimmick. The fans that will get the chance to meet him in December should consider themselves extremely lucky.
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The news that The Undertaker is set to make a public appearance will undoubtedly get the rumor mills working overtime again. There are already rumblings that he's returning for a match with John Cena at Survivor Series in a couple of months time, though there is no evidence to prove that yet. The appearance could mean that sure-fire Hall of Famer is getting set to wrestle again, or the more likely scenario is that Undertaker is finally taking advantage of actually getting to meet fans now that he no longer has a gimmick to constantly portray.