Undertaker Set For WWE Return, WWE Confirms

The Undertaker is heading back to WWE.

The Mohegan Sun Arena announced on Wednesday that the 26-year veteran of the WWE will appear on the November 15 Smackdown event in Wilkes-Barre. The show will be the 900th episode of Smackdown.

On Thursday, WWE confirmed the Undertaker's appearance, issuing the following.

The Undertaker returns for SmackDown's landmark 900th episode

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.

This marks Undertaker's first WWE appearance since WrestleMania. He was scheduled to go on WWE's European tour before withdrawing.

Undertaker made a surprise appearance at a Cleveland Cavs game on October 25, where he was seen backstage on opening night in full gear. Just weeks ago, he underwent hip surgery and was forced to walk with the aid of a cane.

The Undertaker last competed at this year's WrestleMania, where he defeated Shane McMahon in a Hell in a Cell match. Shane McMahon would have gained control of Monday Night Raw had he won, but ended up losing and getting control of Smackdown Live anyway.

Kyler James contributed to this article

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