WWE fans were given a treat on Monday Night Raw this week, as The Undertaker returned to the WWE for the first time since Survivor Series to address his WrestleMania 32 status.
The Phenom was placed in a Hell in a Cell match against Shane McMahon at the WWE's biggest show of the year by Vince McMahon, which includes the added stipulation that if Shane-O-Mac wins, he gains control of Raw.
Fans eagerly awaited to see The Deadman appear on WWE's flagship show for the first time in 2016, but the overall segment left many feeling disappointed. Vince stood in the ring, stating Shane will not win at WrestleMania, before welcoming The Undertaker back to Raw, citing: "That unnatural force of nature is my instrument of destruction."
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Remaining in the ring was a slight misjudgement by Mr McMahon, as when The Phenom entered the squared circle, he wrapped his hand around the WWE CEO's throat, much to his surprise, and issued him a warning.
As you can see in the video below, The Undertaker said to Vince: "The blood of your son is going to be on your hands," and not his.
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The Deadman then left the ring and made his way back up the ramp, leaving Mr McMahon alone. There, he reflected on what had just happened, saying that if Shane-O-Mac loses: "He will no longer be my son; from my heart, he will just be a son of a b***h."
As many members of the WWE Universe would have noticed, the company built up The Undertaker's appearance on Raw for nearly a week, but then only gave him a short amount of time in front of the live audience and the fans watching at home, much to their disappointment. Not too sure about the timing, but it felt like his ring entrance was longer than his actual promo.
The WWE still hasn't addressed either why The Phenom is so willing to do Vince's dirty work, as he has been a strong babyface for the past couple of years, rather than a heel. Hopefully, they'll explain his reasoning before the match itself at WrestleMania 32 on April 3 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, so that we're not left in the dark and wondering why he has even decided to participate in this match.
Overall, this whole segment was anticlimactic, as it barely gave the WWE Universe anything new or addressed any key underlying issues in this feud.
Shane is expected to appear on next week's Monday Night Raw at the Allstate Arena in Chicago, Illinois, to address what was said by The Undertaker and Mr McMahon and expand this feud further.