Update on The Undertaker's return to WWE

Sharon GlencrossContributor IJune 18, 2013

The Undertaker at a WWE show earlier this year (from WWE.com)
The Undertaker at a WWE show earlier this year (from WWE.com)

Could The Undertaker be returning to WWE soon?

One recent report suggests this may indeed be the case.

As F4Wonline via WrestlingInc notes, there is currently talk in the company that The Undertaker will return at the SummerSlam pay-per-view and team with storyline brother Kane to take on old enemies The Shield. The seeds for this were planted at Sunday's pay-per-view, as well as on last night's Raw:

As seen at WWE's pay-per-view Payback, WWE had United States Champion Dean Ambrose mock The Undertaker and attempt his Old School move. There were also mentions by the announcers on the pay-per-view and last night's RAW. This is all being done for a potential Kane and The Undertaker vs. The Shield feud for SummerSlam. There's actually a belief within WWE, among some people, that Taker will decide to work the match.

Hey, this makes sense.

The Undertaker does have unfinished business with the heel trio.

After all, it was their brutal April 26 beat down of "The Deadman" on SmackDown that put him out of commission. And, after splitting with Daniel Bryan on last night's edition, Kane could use a new tag team partner in his battles with Ambrose, Rollins and Reigns.   

It would also be a treat for fans to see the star in action outside of his obligatory once a year match at WrestleMania.

But, really, if Taker is willing to work an extra match, shouldn't it be at a pay-per-view that could use the help? SummerSlam is the company's No. 2 event. It's heavily-hyped and promoted that way. This year will no doubt also feature an appearance by mega-draw Brock Lesnar. 

Does the Los Angeles show really need the boost of a 'Taker return?