New details are coming out about The Undertaker’s status for WrestleMania 29 and it’s said that The Deadman is not in good shape at all. One thing that wasn’t reported after his WrestleMania match with Triple H this year is that the hip replacement he had a few years back was damaged pretty bad.
There is talk that some of the surgical work he has had done over the past few years is really beat up to the point that he’s back to square one. Taker had been going to see specialists in New York but he is so beat up now that WWE has been flying the doctors to his home in Texas instead.
There is also a lot of talk within WWE that if he does end up doing anything at WrestleMania 29, it likely won’t be a big time physical match like we are used to. As we have noted, there is talk of having Taker work the Royal Rumble as a surprise entrant with the idea he can do a few memorable spots before being eliminated.
Right now The Undertaker is not being figured into any major WrestleMania plans internally. The feeling is if he wants to do it and feels like he can do it, WWE will make room for him. It wouldn’t be the first time but it’s possible could see The Undertaker skip a WrestleMania in 2013.
Some people within WWE are under the impression that the “end of an era” hype from this year’s WrestleMania against Triple H really was the end as far as big time WrestleMania matches for The Undertaker go.