If you saw Raw this Monday, you saw the newest 2.21.11 vignette. In it, The Undertaker was revealed as next Monday’s returning star. However, towards the end of the promo, we see a figure in a trench coat stepping towards the house that’s been the focal point of these videos for weeks. With Undertaker already in the house, a lot of speculation has been made to this second figure being an indication that someone else, in addition to The Phenom, will be making an appearance at next week’s Raw. That wrestler would likely begin a program with The Undertaker to lead into WrestleMania. If you happened to miss the promo, here it is. You can judge for yourself if you believe this means we’ll be getting two returns instead of one.
For conversation’s sake, we’ll assume that this means we’ll be seeing two men arrive on Monday night, one of them obviously being the Undertaker. So the question is raised, who is the second man in the video? The fact is, in terms of the video’s content, all signs point to Sting. Word is that no agreement between WWE and Sting is in place, and I don’t even know if the two parties have been in contact. However, the appearance of the Rock this past Monday was kept a secret, so there’s no reason to believe that WWE would be incapable of keeping news of Sting’s arrival from leaking. In my opinion, WWE is probably still hopeful they’ll be able to secure the Stinger to fill the role and wrestle The Undertaker at WrestleMania. If they cannot get anything finalized by Monday, I think Triple H will be revealed as the mysterious figure, and he’ll wrestle ‘Taker at ‘Mania. I feel like this feud between Sheamus and Mark Henry that’s been brewing on Raw is a direct result of WWE not being sure what direction they’re heading in. If Sting does indeed agree to come onboard and wrestle Undertaker, Triple H will likely face the Celtic Warrior at the Granddaddy of Them All. However, if nothing with Sting materializes, and Triple H enters a program with The Deadman, they’ll have the Mark Henry program for Sheamus to fall back on so he won’t be left without a ‘Mania opponent. We’ll find out in less than a week. What do you think?