The Undertaker is set to make his WWE return on the Feb. 29 edition of “Monday Night Raw" in Nashville, Tennessee. It will be his first appearance on WWE TV in 2016.
The Deadman will show up the week after Vince McMahon announced that Shane McMahon would have a Hell in a Cell match with The Undertaker at WrestleMania 32. A victory for Shane would give him control of “Raw.”
There is a lot of speculation surrounding how The Undertaker will respond to Vince's announcement. Because The Authority runs “Raw” as heels and The Undertaker is a babyface, it wouldn't make much sense that The Undertaker would want to fight for Vince.
With WrestleMania 32 over a month away, there's a chance that The Undertaker's opponent could change. There were rumors for months that John Cena would face The Undertaker at the April 3 pay-per-view, and WWE could be buying time as Cena heals from a shoulder injury. But Cena likely needs several months to heal and all indications are that Shane will face The Undertaker, having his first match in seven years.
— WWE (@WWE) February 25, 2016
The Undertaker last appeared on WWE TV at Survivor Series when he teamed with Kane to defeat the Wyatt Family. While The Undertaker has only fought at Wrestlemania in recent years, he appeared at five PPVs in 2015, having matches at SummerSlam and Hell in a Cell.
After beating Bray Wyatt at WrestleMania 31, The Undertaker improved his record at the PPV to 22-1. Two years ago, a victory for The Undertaker against Shane would have seemed like a foregone conclusion, but since his undefeated streak was ended by Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 30 it's possible that the Deadman could suffer his second ever loss at the PPV.
In the build towards his Wrestlemania match last year, The Undertaker didn't make one appearance on “Raw” or “SmackDown.” Three years ago when The Undertaker faced CM Punk at WrestleMania, he didn't return to “Raw” until March.
The Undertaker will be 51 years old when WrestleMania 32 arrives, and it's unknown if his match with Shane will be the last of his career. The Deadman's match will be one of the top three matches at WrestleMania 32, along with Lesnar vs. Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns vs. Triple H.