Most view the Undertaker’s appearance as confirmation that Undertaker will be competing at WrestleMania however that is not necessarily the case. According to a source the Undertaker was possibly “testing the waters” to see if he could actually work a quality match at WrestleMania however with that being said the Undertaker does expect to work the WrestleMania event.
PWInsider reported last October about the hip replacement Undertaker had undergone several years ago and that it was badly damaged during his match with Triple H at last year’s WrestleMania. The Undertaker reportedly is such bad shape last fall that he declined seeing specialists in New York, while having the WWE send doctors to his home in Texas. The Wrestling Observer also reported the Undertaker having major shoulder and hip surgery over the past year. The Undertaker reportedly couldn’t work his upper body because of shoulder rehab, and couldn’t do any lower body because of the hip rehab. It’s also being reported the Undertaker didn’t want to return and have a mediocre match, and only wanted to come back if he could give a good performance.