‘Was told I wasn’t needed,’ The Undertaker reveals reason behind his absence from WWE SmackDown premiere on Fox
The Undertaker was rumoured to make an appearance on WWE SmackDown’s premiere on Fox network this week. Even though, he was not officially confirmed, The Undertaker was advertised in the promotional material for the event. But much to the fans dismay, the Phenom made a no show. Undertaker is one of the biggest names in the professional wrestling industry and is slated to appear at WWE’s Crown Jewel event in Saudi Arabia later this month.
Hours after the show, the superstar answered the reasons for not being a part of the show. The Undertaker posted an image on his official Instagram handle of himself with the caption “20 years of SmackDown. Tonight WWE on FOX.”
In the comments, a fan questioned the superstar why he did not close the show. In his reply, the former World Champion wrote: “I was told I wasn’t needed.”
Earlier this year, the Wrestling Observer reported that “The Deadman” has signed a “lifetime contract” with WWE, which means, he can appear inside the ring, on any special occasion, till he finally hangs up his boots.
Meanwhile, the historic episode of Smackdown saw a slew of surprises with former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez beating Brock Lesnar after he pinned Kofi Kingston to become the new WWE Champion. Boxing heavyweight Tyson Fury also made an appearance and almost crossed the fans barrier to battle it out with Braun Strowman.