There will surely be plenty of special guests in Cleveland on Tuesday night as the defending champion Cavaliers open the 2016-17 NBA season against the Knicks. But the one who legitimately has the internet buzzing is none other than The Undertaker of WWE fame.
Here's the thing, though. It's not just that Mark Callaway, who plays The Undertaker, is in attendance. He's dressed up in full ring attire -- black hat, jacket, pants and gloves -- standing right outside the Cavs locker room next to a couple women, one of whom is holding the WWE world championship.
Take a look for yourself.
James Jones and Birdman even stopped by to pay their respects. You will notice in the above pictures that the Ultimate Warrior's widow is also there with Taker (more on that below).
James Jones and WWE icon "The Undertaker." pic.twitter.com/MtrLaKKtTZ— Clevis Murray (@ClevisMurray) October 25, 2016
The Birdman meets The Undertaker https://t.co/bImaHCItFo— FootBasket.com (@FootBasket) October 25, 2016
So what exactly is going on? Well, that's yet to be determined.
The Cavs did wear WWE shirts during their 2015-16 championship run with players, including LeBron James and Kevin Love, donning tops featuring The Undertaker and Warrior. Timofey Mozgov was seen with the old-school smoking skull championship belt in the locker room after winning the NBA title, and Love also held it along with a special WWE world championship belt during the Cleveland parade.
hold up kevin love has a SMOKING SKULL TITLE replica belt?pic.twitter.com/RGhGv0Ww1a— RossWB (@RossWB) June 21, 2016
There's also this: The Cavs used The Undertaker's theme song as entrance music during their playoff run.
Cavs playing the Undertaker theme lol. pic.twitter.com/Xrl7tGUnlv— Ballers Only™ (@BallersO) June 17, 2016
Either way, no matter what The Undertaker does on Tuesday -- my guess is he comes out to his entrance music and presents LeBron with the championship belt -- fans are having a ball seeing the Dead Man in The Q.
Undertaker gotta hit Melo with the tombstone— Brian (@AdkinsBrian) October 25, 2016
What if Undertaker just choke slams LeBron right when he gets his ring tonight.— Arman. (@Arman_Doee) October 25, 2016
Dawg if they don't have The Undertaker stand at mid-court & turn the lights on by raising his arms, they wasted an appearance.— Black Ass Chauncey (@IceQuebe_) October 25, 2016