The Undertaker is likely to get added to the Wrestlemania festivities starting with WWE Royal Rumble 2022, next weekend. If the latest reports are to be believed then he will be present at the January 29 PPV event.
There’s no confirmed update is available on what the legendary superstars will be doing at the upcoming show. But PWInsider reports that it’s more likely that Taker is attending Royal Rumble 2022 just because his wife Michelle McCool is competing in the 30-Woman Rumble Match, that wife. So he will be cheering her up from the backstage area and he’d most likely be dodging any TV appearance.
It’s also noted that Taker is being brought to Royal Rumble 2022 in St. Louis because WWE will be filming material for Peacock and the WWE Network throughout that weekend. Taker could also be needed for some footage regarding his rumored Hall of Fame induction.
The Deadman has not appeared on WWE TV since his “Final Farewell” ceremony that was held at Survivor Series, back in November 2020. He recently attended WrestleMania 38 Ticket On-Sale Party held at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, this past November.
In more news, SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos have been banned from the WWE Universal Title match at Royal Rumble 2022. During this week’s Smackdown, the challenger for the title Seth Rollins claimed that The Usos is the only reason why Roman is still the champion.
Seth issued a challenge tonight for The Usos to face him and Kevin Owens, and if The Usos lose they are banned from ringside during the Universal Title match at Royal Rumble 2022. Roman raised the stakes by adding that if Seth and Kevin would lose, then Seth also loses his Universal Title match to which Seth agreed.
Then in the main event, Kevin Owens and Seth Rollins defeated The Usos in a non-title match via DQ after WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns hit Rollins with a Superman Punch. As per the stipulation, The Usos are now banned from appearing at ringside for the title match set for Rollins and Reigns.
WWE Royal Rumble 2022 Match card
Royal Rumble 2022 will take place next Saturday, January 29 from The Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis, Missouri. The updated card for the show goes as follows,
30-Man Royal Rumble Match
Johnny Knoxville, Austin Theory, Rey Mysterio, Dominik Mysterio, Montez Ford, Angelo Dawkins, Sheamus, WWE United States Champion Damian Priest, AJ Styles, Big E, Kofi Kingston, Sami Zayn, Madcap Moss, Happy Baron Corbin, Kevin Owens, 15 Superstars TBA
30-Woman Royal Rumble Match
SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair, Rhea Ripley, Nikki A.S.H., WWE Hall of Famer Nikki Bella, WWE Hall of Famer Brie Bella, Shotzi, Natalya, Michelle McCool, WWE 24/7 Champion Dana Brooke, WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion Carmella, WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion Queen Zelina Vega, Impact Knockouts Champion Mickie James, Tamina Snuka, Kelly Kelly, Aliyah, Summer Rae, Naomi, Shayna Baszler, WWE Hall of Famer Lita, Liv Morgan, Bianca Belair, 9 participants TBA
WWE Title Match
Bobby Lashley vs. Brock Lesnar (c)
WWE Universal Title Match
Seth Rollins vs. Roman Reigns (c)
SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos are banned from ringside.
RAW Women’s Title Match
Doudrop vs. Becky Lynch (c)
Mixed Tag Team Match
WWE Hall of Famers Edge and Beth Phoenix vs. The Miz and Maryse