The Undertaker holds the distinction of wrestling on the very first edition of Monday Night Raw and it has now been confirmed that he’s heading back to the red brand.
On show number one The Deadman defeated Damian DeMento in a little over two minutes at the Manhattan Centre in New York. His final match on Raw came 20 years later in April 2013 when he teamed with Daniel Bryan and Kane in defeat to The Shield. Although ‘Taker continued to wrestle for another seven years, his appearances were confined to Premium Live Events and the occasional house show.
The Undertaker formally retired from in-ring competition at Survivor Series 2020 having defeated AJ Styles in his final match at WrestleMania 36. The legend was then inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame the night before WrestleMania 38.
The Undertaker Heading To WWE Raw
Since then the former World Champion has kept himself busy running his one man shows in conjunction with major WWE Premium Live Events. However, it has now been confirmed that he’s coming back to television on January 23rd for a special 30th anniversary edition of Raw.
On the big night the veteran will be joined by Ric Flair, Kurt Angle, Shawn Michaels and many more famous faces from WWE’s past.
Elsewhere on the show today’s stars will also be looking to take the opportunity to shine. Becky Lynch will be in action against Bayley in a Steel Cage Match while Austin Theory will out his United States Title on the line against Bobby Lashley.
The Bloodline will also be heavily involved with “every generation” of the faction appearing for an ‘Acknowledgment Ceremony’ for Tribal Chief Roman Reigns. Meanwhile, The Usos will defend the Raw Tag Team Titles against the Judgment Day.