-- As reported yesterday, the Undertaker is scheduled to appear on the 11/15 Smackdown from Wilkes-Barre, PA as revealed by both a local newspaper and the Mohegan Sun Arena.
-- WWE.com has confirmed it as well, releasing the following today:
As SmackDown celebrates its milestone 900th episode at the Mohegan Sun Arena on Nov. 15, The Deadman rises to commemorate the momentous occasion, appearing in Wilkes Barre, Pa., for the first time in a decade.
The Undertaker has long been a cornerstone of Team Blue, and his emergence on this special episode of SmackDown LIVE is undoubtedly linked to The Phenom’s storied history with the brand. This marks The Undertaker’s first appearance in a WWE ring since he defeated SmackDown LIVE Commissioner Shane McMahon inside Hell in a Cell at WrestleMania 32, so whatever The Deadman has planned, mere days before Raw and SmackDown LIVE collide at Survivor Series, you won’t want to miss it.
The 900th episode of SmackDown LIVE airs Nov. 15 at 8/7 C on USA Network.
-- Speculation persists on what Taker's role will be on the show but the general consensus is that if he is to participate in next year's WrestleMania, he will likely begin some sort of storyline at Smackdown to begin that buildup. Previous reports had indicated that WrestleMania 32 was going to be his last match, but as we have seen over the years, Undertaker always seems to change his mind and return for another match.