There have been rumors for weeks that The Undertaker would return to WWE for a WrestleMania 31 match with Bray Wyatt. The Deadman still hasn’t appeared on TV in person since he was defeated by Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 30, but he has been confirmed for the biggest pay-per-view of 2015.
After weeks of cryptic promos, Wyatt officially called out The Undertaker by name at WWE Fast Lane, demanding that he get a chance to become the second person to defeat him at WrestleMania. On the March 9 edition of “Monday Night Raw,” The Undertaker accepted the challenge.
The Undertaker responded to Wyatt, without showing up on “Raw.” As Wyatt taunted The Undertaker on Monday, smoke began to pour out of The Undertaker’s urn, which Wyatt revealed he had on “SmackDown.” After The Undertaker’s gong hit, Wyatt’s rocking chair appeared in the center of the ring. A voice over of The Undertaker saying “You will rest in peace,” played throughout the arena, and what looked to be a lightning bolt struck the chair. The Undertaker vs. Bray Wyatt is now officially listed on the WrestleMania 31 match card at wwe.com.
It’s been speculated that The Undertaker won’t appear on “Raw” in the build towards WrestleMania. With less than three weeks until the event is set to take place at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, it looks like The Phenom will make his first appearance of 2015 when he’s ready to meet Wyatt in the ring.
Last year, The Undertaker returned to WWE on Feb. 24, more than a month before his undefeated WrestleMania streak would be broken. In 2013, The Undertaker came back to WWE on March 3, appearing on “Raw” multiple times before his WrestleMania 29 match with CM Punk.
Wyatt has been one of the most dominant wrestlers in WWE over the past few months. He spent more time in the ring during the 2015 Royal Rumble than any other WWE superstar, and he tied Roman Reigns for the most eliminations in the match. Before the PPV, he beat Dean Ambrose in a series of high-profile matches.