How WWE plan on using The Undertaker on SmackDown Live 900

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Yesterday, the news broke that The Undertaker would be returning to the WWE for SmackDown Live's 900th show.

The Phenom is a bona fide legend in the WWE and after moving to SmackDown in 2002, he stayed with the Blue Brand until the brand split was abolished in 2011.

'Taker has been with the company since 1990, but many fans will feel like SmackDown was his home. The fact that he is making a special appearance that is not WrestleMania is a big deal and fans have been wondering what he will actually do on November 15.


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According to NoDQ.com, The Deadman's plans may have been revealed.

Vince McMahon is apparently set on having 'Taker get involved in the rivalry between Randy Orton, The Wyatt Family and Kane.

Kane, of course, is his on-screen brother and after The Viper turned on the him recently, The Big Red Machine has found himself outnumbered.

It would make the world of sense from a storyline perspective if the 51-year-old Undertaker came back and evened the odds, but the WWE has an ulterior motive for having the seven-time world champion face off against Orton.

The company feels that a somewhat delicate Undertaker would work best with a veteran like Orton inside the ring, meaning a smaller chance that their legendary figure could possibly get hurt.

Orton also has a strong drawing power compared to most of the superstars on the SmackDown Live brand and if 'Taker returned to work with a mid-card talent, the company feel it might be a waste of his appearance.

At this time, it is not believed that this appearance will serve as a setup to Big Evil's appearance at WrestleMania 33, although John Cena, his rumoured opponent, is signed to SmackDown Live.

Given that Cena is on a hiatus to film the second season of his reality-based TV show 'American Grit' it is unlikely that the pair will give the fans the tease they dearly want.

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