Undertaker Not Expected to Wrestle in September or October; Will Appear on 10/2 Smackdown


— The Undertaker’s appearance on the 9/10 Smackdown in MSG was always planned from the start rather than a response to softer than expected ticket sales. While Raw at MSG is expected to sell out the arena, Smackdown doesn’t appear as if it will come close which sparked some rumours that WWE was using Taker there as a way to push ticket sales.

-- At this point, Undertaker is not scheduled to wrestle at Clash of Champions later that weekend nor is she scheduled to wrestle on the 10/4 FOX debut Smackdown’s 20th anniversary show (though he is advertised to appear in a non-wrestling capacity), reports the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. As such, his appearance on 9/10 in New York appears to simply be strategy to get a one-week ratings bump.

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