The Undertaker Returns to WWE to Face John Cena at WrestleMania 34 (Video)

Dead Man walking — and wrestling

The Undertaker
The Undertaker, WWE

John Cena is for whom the bells tolled tonight: The Undertaker returned to WWE on Sunday, just in time for a *surprise* WrestleMania 34 match. (Those asterisks mean we totally knew this was coming.)

The “Blockers” star spent weeks lobbying the Dead Man for a fight at the pro-wrestling promotion’s biggest pay-per-view of the year, though no one had heard from ‘taker ’til tonight. Cena — and the WWE Universe — heard Mark Calaway loud and clear on Sunday evening.

Watch Undertaker’s latest WrestleMania entrance (and some in-ring action) below.

And how about a classic tightrope walk from the big fella?

And here’s Undertaker getting lit pre-Tombstone:

In case you didn’t already guess based on all the pageantry and our progression of Twitter videos above, Undertaker won the mid-show match quickly and handily. A huge choke-slam and one special pile-driver later was all she wrote for the wrestler-turned-actor.

No, it wasn’t quite a WrestleMania classic, but the Mercedes-Benz Superdome fans experienced a spectacle, ‘taker got some redemption, and Cena got enough screen time to remind us all that “Blockers” is out in theaters now.

Win-win-win, we suppose — especially considering Cena got to bury Elias just before his actual opponent rose into the New Orleans arena.