Though it is almost an inevitability that he will work another match, sources within WWE tell that Undertaker is officially viewed as “retired” by the company.

WWE has yet to make any formal announcement to the effect, but with his body in far worse shape from injuries than has been let on, sources say that he is not at all expected to make a near-term return to the ring. What is essentially a “retirement” for ‘Taker at least partially explains why Diva Michelle McCool, his wife, exited WWE last weekend, as it allows them to more properly settle down.

Ultimately, however, the expectation is that Undertaker will find a way to work WrestleMania 28, if for nothing else than to improve his streak to 20-0. Triple H’s post-WrestleMania 27 promo on RAW strongly hinted at a rematch with ‘Taker for either Summerslam or WrestleMania, and if it does happen, it now looks like the latter is the destination.