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February 2, 2004 Observer Newsletter: Royal Rumble review, WrestleMania XX plans


Wrestlemania XX, which the WWE hopes will be a rebounding from a disappointing Mania as far as overall business went last year, is now having more plans shape up.

Barring a late inclusion by Hulk Hogan (see story in this issue), the major matches on the show as things are currently planned, have Undertaker vs. Kane, a three-way for the Raw title with HHH vs. Chris Benoit vs. Shawn Michaels, Brock Lesnar vs. Bill Goldberg for the Smackdown title and Rock & Mick Foley vs. Randy Orton and a partner, most likely Batista.

Undertaker’s return, teased a lot on television in recent weeks and at the Rumble, is imminent. While this hasn’t been specifically said, based on where the story came from and what was talked about months ago, the plan for the Taker vs. Kane program is for Taker to return as the old Undertaker gimmick, and Vince McMahon to manage Kane.

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