All the signs were there, but The Undertaker is moving quickly on booking appearances outside of the world of WWE. Reports surfaced last week that The Dead Man would attend non-WWE events at the price of around $25,000 per hour for appearance in the United States.
Today (Feb. 14), Sports Illustrated was the first of learn of ‘Taker booking an appearance at the second ever Starrcast pro wrestling convention in Las Vegas.
“Sports Illustrated has learned that The Undertaker has officially come to terms to appear at the Starrcast II wrestling convention in Las Vegas on May 25.”
Starrcast founder and occasional All Elite Wrestling event host, Conrad Thompson, would also comment on Undertaker’s booking.
“I know people might assume this is an AEW event, but that is not true,” said Starrcast founder Conrad Thompson, whose convention is a weekend-long event featuring more than two dozen live wrestling-themed shows. “We have wrestlers appearing from every promotion from all over the world, and Starrcast isn’t just for All Elite Wrestling fans, it’s for all wrestling fans.”
If the Starrcast name rings a bell, you may remember the first convention was centered around The Young Bucks and Cody Rhodes ALL IN event last September in Chicago. Starrcast II just so happens to take place in Las Vegas, Nevada, the same week as Double or Nothing is held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 25.
There may be nothing to any of this, but it’s still a little odd for one of the most recognizable names in WWE history to show up at a convention centered around All Elite Wrestling’s debut card.
If you had to guess, is everything all right with Undertaker and WWE?