Each and every year fans look forward to seeing The Undertaker compete on the Grandest Stage of Them All, but his status for WrestleMania 34 was put in doubt after he was defeated by Roman Reigns in the main event of WrestleMania 33, and he quietly disappeared.
But in the end, Taker returned for WrestleMania this year, and he shocked the world when he squashed John Cena in a matter of minutes.
According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, the decision to book Taker vs. Cena for WrestleMania 34 was made months ago, and at some point WWE officials realized that Taker couldn’t do a lengthy match, which is why the match was booked to be so short.
The concept behind the build up for the match was to let fans know that The Undertaker would be showing up at WrestleMania, but to also downplay the idea that it was one of the biggest matches on the show.
The Undertaker will be returning to the ring shortly, as he’s currently booked to face Chris Jericho in a casket match at the Greatest Royal Rumble in Saudi Arabia on April 27. Only time will tell how long Taker will be able to wrestle in his next match.