How many times is a man legally allowed to retire before it becomes a crime to bring him out of retirement again? I ask this because the Undertaker is once again coming out of retirement after being offered more money than I will ever have to appear at an upcoming WWE show.
Unlike many of the past few Undertaker returns, this one doesn’t look like it will be at WrestleMania, and rather at the May 3 Saudi Arabia show.
Although Vince McMahon was reportedly furious with the Undertaker after he agreed to appear at Starrcast 2, an event running in tandem with AEW Double or Nothing at the end of May.
Writing in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer said:
“Whatever issues there were with Undertaker doing Starrcast may not have been settled, but they aren’t strong enough to keep Undertaker off the Saudi Arabia show on 5/3 as that appearance was just confirmed this past week. That also means Undertaker is not retired.”
Speaking on a recent episode of his podcast, Jim Ross said:
“[Undertaker] has got to make a living, and if he’s at a point age-wise where WWE doesn’t want to use him in the ring, or if he doesn’t feel able good to compete in the ring and you want to keep him around, then you’ve got to pay him something! But you might not pay him the same if you can’t get the one, two, three matches a year out of him.”
‘Taker appeared at both of last year’s Saudi Arabia shows, defeating Rusev in a casket match at the Greatest Royal Rumble and losing to Shawn Michaels and Triple H when teaming with Kane at Crown Jewel.