Wrestler Observer Radio is reporting that the WWE has signed a new contract with the Undertaker.
Over the last few months, Taker has become more active on social media and hired a booking agent for appearances outside of WWE including a scheduled appearance at Starrcast II that is running on the same weekend and location as AEW’s Double or Nothing in May.
The Deadman was set to tour the UK with Inside The Ropes for a meet and greet with fans as well as a Q&A.
While the meet and greet is still happening, Inside The Ropes revealed that Taker would no longer be participating in the Q&A portion of the show. Instead, WWE Hall Of Famer Mick Foley will be appearing in a “Tales From Hell” Q&A session.
According to a report by Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer, WWE could have played a role in the change as the new contract does not allow him to make outside appearances away from the WWE.
Meltzer noted that while “The Phenom” will be fulfilling his outstanding advertised bookings, per his revised deal with WWE, he won’t be accepting any new ones.
“It is with a heavy heart that we need to write this to notify you of some changes to the event. When we booked Undertaker back in October, we were able to book him for a Q&A. Unfortunately, it’s come to light in recent times that he is unable to participate in this portion of the show. We have tried everything we can to make these shows go ahead as the priority for us is that you still get to meet The Undertaker!
THE GOOD NEWS, THE UNDERTAKER WILL STILL BE TRAVELLING TO THE UK AND PARTICIPATING IN OUR MEET & GREET PORTION OF THE EVENT.
After the signing event, we’re pleased to announce that we’re bringing over none other than one of Undertaker’s greatest opponents…..MICK FOLEY! The Hardcore Legend will be our Q&A guest following the signing where he’ll talk about Taker’s classic matches and his experiences working with him”.