Worrying update on The Undertaker's WWE status

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The Undertaker, with his return to in-ring action at this year's WrestleMania 31, proved once again that he remains one of the most popular Superstars on the WWE's roster.

His performance against Bray Wyatt though did offer more evidence that, at 50-years-old, he may not be capable of many more matches under in primetime.

Contract question

With that in mind an update concerning The Deadman's contract status with WWE may worry some of his biggest fans.

The subject of The Undertaker's current deal was under discussion on Wrestling Observer Radio this week and on the broadcast it was revealed that the Superstar's contract with WWE is set to expire "very soon."

Having seen other popular wrestlers such as CM Punk and Rey Mysterio fail to renegotiate terms with the WWE over the past 12 months the fact that a future Hall of Famer in the form of The Undertaker appears next in line to sit down at the negotiating table may concern many within the WWE Universe.

Of course, on the flip side, Vince McMahon and co were, earlier this year, able to keep hold of arguably the company's biggest name in the form of Brock Lesnar with a new mega deal and subsequent reports today suggest there is a positive feeling the same will happen with The Undertaker.

A new contract for a wrestler of the Deadman's age would usually come in the form of a limited 'Legends' contract that focussed more on mic roles rather than in-ring fighting. The Undertaker, though, isn't your typical WWE wrestler.

As such it looks like the WWE are planning "to negotiate a new contract that would go beyond the standard Legends contract."

Big plans

With The Undertaker only performing on an annual basis at the yearly WrestleMania events it makes little sense for the WWE to risk losing one of thier biggest draws for these events with such a mammoth 'Mania 32 already planned.

The WWE are hoping that next year's event in Dallas' AT&T Stadium is going to set attendance records and want all the big names present on the card to ensure they reach that goal.

With The Undertaker vs Sting a mooted match for such an occasion WWE fans the world over will be hoping there are no unforeseen hiccups now that talks over a new contract is public knowledge.

What do you think WWE fans? Should The Undertaker continue, or retire before it is too late? Have your say in the comments section below...

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