The last SmacKDown show saw The Undertaker in attendance after taking some time off since the WrestleMania 32 where he had to wrestle against Shane McMahon.
Some people thought The Deadman appearing on the go-home show of SmackDown before WWE Survivor Series was an indicator that he’d be taking Shane McMahon spot on Team SmackDown or he’d be involved with the PPV in some way.However, The Undertaker took the last few minutes of SmackDown to give Team SmackDown a pep talk heading into WWE Survivor Series and issued a warning to them if they should fail.
The Undertaker claimed that he was back in WWE to take souls and dig holes. The warning was if anyone deliberately causes Team SmackDown to lose the five on five elimination match at WWE Survivor Series, they should be afraid of The Deadman. It doesn’t seem that we’ll be seeing The Undertaker this Sunday, but his words gave a clear indication about what WWE has planned for him after WWE Survivor Series.
According to a new report, The Undertaker’s post-WWE Survivor Series creative plans are tied to the result of the Rawversus SmackDown traditional elimination match. The report is claiming that WWE is booking Team SmackDown to lose at WWE Survivor Series, but someone specific will cost them the match, which will result in The Undertaker targeting them for his next feud heading into WWE Royal Rumble in January.
Based on last night’s appearance, The Undertaker is exclusive to SmackDown, so the potential opponent for his next feud will likely be on Team SmackDown. Looking at the team, Dean Ambrose and Shane McMahon are unlikely because they’re faces, but Bray Wyatt, Randy Orton, and AJ Styles are all potential options to be The Phenom’s next feud. We’ve already seen Taker vs. Wyatt, so that doesn’t seem likely to happen again.