We recently reported on The Undertaker's social media profile changes and the fact that he's now accepting bookings outside of WWE, an article that didn't go over well with some of our humorless readers. Now, Dave Meltzer has reported via his Wrestling Observer Newsletter, a paywalled service that provides roughly 90% of the fuel for the wrestling website click economy via dozens of websites reposting his offhand comments as news, on just how much it will cost to book The Undertaker for an event.
According to Meltzer (via Wrestling Inc., who heroically shelled out $11.99 this month to read and repost Meltzer's words), The Undertaker is charging $25,000 per hour. It's a steep price, though billionaire money mark Tony Khan, the financial backer of the newly formed All Elite Wrestling, could easily afford to pay it if he wanted to. Is this proof that AEW is where The Undertaker is heading? We're going to go out on a limb and say yes: this is pretty much confirmed now.
For everyone else, it might prove tough, but if you've got 25 grand lying around there are worse things you could spend your money on. Probably. However, The Undertaker isn't taking any bookings until after the Summer, so if you were hoping to hire him to be the best man at your wedding, we hope you didn't send out save-the-dates too early.
For more on The Undertaker, stay tuned for AEW's big press conference happening later this afternoon, marks.