When Sting made his WWE debut this year, many thought that the dream match for many; seeing him face The Undertaker, could well take place sooner than first thought.
Given what this recent photo which was uncovered by PWMania.com shows however, it seems as though the WWE Universe may well have seen The Dead Man take part in a WWE match for the last time.
Though it may just be the image which depicts The Undertaker's ill health, there has not been a great deal of indication that we will see The Phenom wrestle for WWE in the near future.
This is not to say that fans of the 49-year-old have seen the last of him for good. There are several other ways which The Undertaker could still be a part of WWE and, given the importance of the industry to him as well as vice versa, these alternative roles may well be plausible.
For instance, it is not unusual for WWE Superstars to appear as guest referees during matches, and, given the fact Sting has recently signed a 'Performer's Contract' with WWE, it would not be out of the question for The Dead Man to referee one of his matches.
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After all, this would mean the WWE Universe would still see these two giants of professional wrestling in the ring together, even if The Undertaker's physical ability is more limited now.
Another possible position for The Phenom within WWE could be acting as a manager for a WWE Superstar.
Having spent almost two decades wrestling while having Paul Bearer in charge of him, it would be interesting to see The Undertaker being in control and being able to influence another professional wrestler in a first-hand fashion.
In addition, a role like this would mean the 49-year-old could make a varied number of appearances on WWE shows, much in the way Paul Heyman is currently whilst managing Brock Lesnar.
If positions away from wrestling such as these were not something The Undertaker and WWE felt were suitable, he could always take part in providing commentary for a pay-per-view event or WWE show.
Guest commentators often go down well with WWE fans, and someone with as much knowledge and experience as The Undertaker, would doubtlessly prove to be a hit with the WWE Universe.
With all of this in mind, we must wait and see what the future holds for The Dead Man and WWE, but we can be sure that any appearance made by him will be welcomed by both the company and its followers.
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