The Undertaker returned to WWE on “Monday Night Raw,” making an appearance for the first time in 2016. He confronted Vince McMahon, who announced last week that the Deadman would face Shane McMahon in a Hell in a Cell match at WrestleMania 32.
There’s been much speculation surrounding how The Undertaker would respond to Vince’s announcement, which included the stipulation that a victory for Shane would give him control of “Raw.” The Deadman seemingly has no reason to fight for Vince or The Authority, but he accepted the terms of the match.
“You know what's going to happen when I close that door behind me at WrestleMania,” The Undertaker said to Vince on Monday, grabbing him by the throat. “You know what I do. The blood of your son is going to be on your hands, not mine.”
The Undertaker’s appearance was extremely brief. After walking to the ring and making a quick statement to Vince, he headed backstage. Vince then bashed Shane, saying he would take his son out of his will.
“The reality is I will be standing here in this ring the night after WrestleMania. I'll be standing in this ring recognizing that my son, Shane McMahon, has failed to defeat The Undertaker, he has failed me as a son. I will recognize not only has he lost the match, he’s lost his inheritance,” Vince told the crowd, after The Undertaker left the ring.
“I’m gonna write Shane out of my will, and I’m gonna give it all to Stephanie! With everything that’s gone down through all the years, and as a result of Monday night and what’s going to happen at Wrestlemania, it really pains me to say this. But from the heart, I will renounce Shane McMahon as my son, and Shane McMahon will no longer be my son from my heart. He will just be a son of a (expletive).”
It was the first time The Undertaker was on WWE TV since Survivor Series when he teamed with Kane to defeat Bray Wyatt and Luke Harper. The Deadman defeated Bray at WrestleMania 31, a year after his WrestleMania streak was ended by Brock Lesnar.