WWE WrestleMania 33, The Undertaker vs. Roman Reigns
The Undertaker and Roman Reigns square off before their WrestleMania 33 match. Video screen grab / WWE Youtube Official

The Undertaker, also known as Mark William Callaway, was recently spotted at the David H. Koch Pavilion Hospital for Special Surgery in New York alongside wife Michelle McCool. With the hospital considered one of the best in orthopedics and rheumatology, the WWE star may be preparing for his long overdue hip surgery.

Last year, there was a word that the Undertaker had already undergone hip surgery. He was first spotted on crutches in what most initially perceived as the “Dead Man” on the mend. But with the Undertaker surprisingly participating in WWE pay-per-views as the Royal Rumble and Wrestlemania 33, the word out is that he resorted to a stopgap procedure to make sure his WWE retirement plans are on track.

Ideally, it would take months for anyone to recuperate from full hip surgery so the Undertaker’s sudden return to the ring caught most off-guard. Either way, it seems that Callaway wanted to end his career as planned. The “Phenom” bid the WWE goodbye at Wrestlemania 33 following a loss to Roman Reigns.

With his WWE plans resolved, the Undertaker and Michelle McCool may have visited the medical facility for a preliminary consultation, according to the Sun. The fact is that the Undertaker would need major hip surgery, something that douses any hope of seeing the “Dead Man” back wrestling competitively.

The long overdue surgery will also address the pain that the Undertaker had to live through the past months. He reportedly got injured when he participated in the 30-man battle royal back in January, a reason why his appearance was less than usual.

Looking at his match against Roman Reigns during Wrestlemania 33, the Undertaker even took more punishment in what would be his farewell performance. That included two Superman punches from the “Big Dog,” a move that can really leave a mark.

Moving forward, the only logical thing to look forward to is seeing the Undertaker enshrined into the WWE Hall of Fame. It could happen at Wrestlemania 34 at the earliest.

If not, he could make cryptic appearances for entertainment sake. Seeing him wrestle is a long shot unless he ends up getting a manager role. One WWE star that makes sense is Bray Wyatt, someone who has been getting a push as of late. With their supernatural persona, Wyatt could seek the guidance of the Undertaker moving forward.