The Undertaker will be physically present at the Royal Rumble 2022, intended as an event. But not necessarily as part of the show, as he may not be involved in any of the segments WWE airs. These are the indications that are emerging more and more frequently from America, where however it is expected that WWE will be able to give fans a big announcement during the night of the first Big Four of the year.
PWInsider has indeed confirmed the suggestion already reported in the past few hours, namely that the presence of Undertaker behind the scenes of the Royal Rumble now appears almost certain. A courtesy visit to friends and colleagues from the past, of course, but also a possible moral support to his wife Michelle McCool who will take part in the women's fight.
But somehow Undertaker could be involved in an even more direct way by WWE, which during the Royal Rumble could announce its induction into the Hall of Fame.
Undertaker: retirement and possible plans towards WrestleMania 38
Undertaker basically retired during the 2020 Survivor Series, exactly thirty years after his debut on the same show.
However, he did so without the presence of the public, as the event was held in the ThunderDome. This denied him the crowd bath he deserved so much after making generations of wrestling fans throb, dream and tremble for three decades.
Undertaker could also take part in the recordings of some content for WWE and its Network, with the federation usually using the backstage of the big PPVs to stage some new programs from its on-demand collection. With this year's edition of WrestleMania based in Dallas, Deadman's home state of Texas, it is very likely that WWE will introduce it to its Hall of Fame right in 2022, with such an announcement that it could come directly.
on the night dedicated to the Royal Rumble, to start the company's Road to WrestleMania in the best possible way. The Undertaker is a seven-time world champion, having held the WWF / E Championship four times and the World Heavyweight Championship three times, as well as being second in number of appearances (173) and record holder for number of wins (107) in pay-per-view WWF / E events.
He was the winner of the 2007 Royal Rumble match, thanks to which he became the first wrestler in history to win the match as the last participant.