WWE has done a fantastic job over the last few years in making SummerSlam a much bigger deal, as it’s finally living up to its reputation as the biggest party of the summer with the company treating it like a mini-WrestleMania.
As expected, there will be plenty of eyes tuning in to see what unfolds inside of the Barclays Center, especially in the main event where Brock Lesnar defends his Universal Championship in a Fatal Four-Way match against Roman Reigns, Samoa Joe and Braun Strowman.
The interesting stipulation about this match, though, is that Paul Heyman revealed both he and The Beast Incarnate will leave the company if Lesnar loses the championship – playing up to the rumours that he could be making a return to the UFC to battle Jon Jones.
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That’s not expected to happen, but there could still be one massive surprise in store on Sunday night if a photo taken by a fan is anything to go by.
Twitter user @Mr_GQ_Cantu shared an image when he was on a plane heading to New York, and as you’ll be able to see below, he managed to take a picture of The Undertaker who was also boarding the same flight.
He posted: “Me and Undertaker always seem to board the same flight whenever going to NYC, no bs.”
With SummerSlam emanating from Brooklyn, it’s prompted speculation that The Deadman is heading to the pay-per-view on Sunday where he could be making a huge return.
Of course, it doesn’t instantly mean that he’s guaranteed to appear at the event, but things do seem to be falling into place both with this image and how WWE has been referring to him on programming.
When The Big Dog did the unthinkable at WrestleMania 33 and became only the second man to defeat The Phenom at the Grandest Stage of Them All, it didn’t take long for everyone to claim that The Undertaker had retired following the loss, especially since he was going to have hip replacement surgery.
In fact, even the commentary team played up Reigns’ massive achievement ahead of the brilliant opening segment on the RAW after WrestleMania where the unforgiving fans didn’t make life easy for him to kick off the show.
Recently, though, WWE has been claiming that Reigns might have retired The Undertaker, as opposed to confirming that his time in the squared circle is over.
It does seem quite similar to something WWE has done in the past, as The Undertaker returned at Battleground in 2015 to confront Lesnar after the latter conquered the streak at WrestleMania XXX.
This led to a SummerSlam match between the pair which The Undertaker won, before Lesnar closed the chapter at Hell in a Cell.
If The Deadman does return, then it’s obvious who he’ll be targeting.
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