Kill the lights and strike the bells — the Undertaker is returning to the WWE.
At least, that’s according to the Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., which tweeted out the news on Wednesday.
The Dead Man will apparently come back on November 15, which marks the 900th episode of WWE’s USA Network series, “SmackDown Live” (formerly just “SmackDown”). That’s a mere five days before pay-per-view “Survivor Series,” one of the pro wrestling promotion’s Big 4 annual events.
It feels unlikely that the icon will participate in an actual “Survivor Series” match. Not only is the card already pretty jam-packed, but the grappler — real-name Mark William Calaway — has been spotted rather recently on crutches. However, he looked healthier when hand-delivering a WWE Championship belt to Kevin Love of the Cleveland Cavaliers late last month.
If anything, this appearance could kick off an early “WrestleMania 33” storyline. The Undertaker is a legend at the top squared-circle event on the planet, having started his career there 20-0 before Brock Lesnar ended the streak a few years back. Calaway last wrestled at the 22nd annual “WrestleMania,” defeating Shane McMahon in a dangerous and taxing “Hell in a Cell” match.
The WWE did not immediately reply to TheWrap‘s request for the “SmackDown Live” booking confirmation, nor is it clear if this means ‘taker will be exclusive a “SmackDown” commodity. While a handful of major PPVs — like “Survivor Series — remain crossover events for the full WWE roster, the company’s SuperStars were split this summer, becoming exclusive to either “SmackDown” or flagship show “Monday Night Raw.”
Here’s the arena’s announcement tweet:
— Mohegan Sun Arena PA (@MoheganSunArena) November 2, 2016