After weeks of sending mixed messages in various segments, Bray Wyatt finally called out The Undertaker at WWE Fastlane.
Bray Wyatt was involved in a great segment and the fans received everything from the eerie music, to the druids and even the casket and it was revealed that Bray Wyatt was the one hiding inside of it.
A number of weeks ago Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer Newsletter reported that The Undertaker would return to Monday Night Raw the night after Fastlane to build towards the big match with Bray Wyatt at WrestleMania.
But new reports according to PWInsider have revealed that The Undertaker might not return to television at all, and will instead return to the WWE only on the night of WrestleMania 31.
As we now know, The Undertaker didn’t appear this past week on Monday Night Raw which was rumoured to be the night he is finally seen on television again since losing to Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania XXX. Instead we saw Bray Wyatt continue to taunt The Undertaker through a backstage vignette, telling The Deadman to ‘find him’ whilst slamming down the casket.
The WWE know exactly how they want to plan out The Undertaker’s return, they want to continue building the suspense for his epic return and will use mind games to build up to the match.
This means we will be treated to a number of lighting effects and eerie vignettes and music in the hope of getting under Bray Wyatt’s skin.
This isn’t new though, back at the 2003 Survivor Series pay-per-view The Undertaker took on Vince McMahon in a Buried Alive match and The Undertaker would go on to lose this match, thanks to his on-screen half-brother, Kane. This would then set up a match between The Undertaker and Kane for WrestleMania XX which was preceded by some great built up beforeThe Undertaker would drop The American Badass gimmick and compete once more as The Deadman.
So the WWE fans should expect to see a lot more of this from the WWE as they continue to build-up the excitement as The Undertaker returns to the company. Bray Wyatt has been dropping hints since December through a number of video packages and promos and now the fans simply have to wait to see what The Undertaker will bring at WrestleMania.
The plan is for the commentary team and personnel in general to hype up the ‘potential’ return whilst they also want to keep the mystery of where he has been and what he has being doing since his undefeated streak came to an end at the hands of Brock Lesnar one year ago.
Some fans might not be happy with the plan of not having The Undertaker appear until WrestleMania, but it worked 11 years ago for WrestleMania XX and it will work this year at WrestleMania 31 against Bray Wyatt which should be a big moment in the career of the new face of fear.