The Undertaker has been spotted in Saudi Arabia ahead of tonight's WWE Crown Jewel 2021 pay-per-view.
Footage of the wrestling legend introducing rapper Pitbull at the 2021 Riyadh Season event hit social media last night, sparking speculation of an appearance at Crown Jewel:-
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Whether or not 'Taker will be on the show probably won't become apparent until it actually happens. But even if the retired WWE icon doesn't show up, the sight of a 56-year-old zombie mortician introducing Pitbull, of all people, as "MISTER WORLDWIDE!" should be sufficiently entertaining.
The Undertaker retired from professional wrestling at Survivor Series 2020, which closed on a special ceremony for a man who'd been with WWE for 30 years. A 10-bell salute and appearance from a holographic Paul Bearer signalled the end on what was his last appearance for the company to date.
But "retired" rarely means "retired" in this sport. Talk of a potential 'Taker return has followed him around since he stepped away, and will probably continue so for years to come.
Undertaker has a dubious legacy in Saudi Arabia. Super ShowDown 2019 saw him and Goldberg a maligned, botch-riddled match that left both visibly shaken, while his and Kane's tag match with Triple H and Shawn Michaels at Crown Jewel 2018 was critically panned as well.