The Deadman after three and a half decades of action who was still at the very top of the wrestling industry has called off his legendry wrestling career.
This stipulation comes in courtesy with the last episode of The Last Ride documentary that WWE has been airing since last few weeks on the WWE Network, this documentary detailed the struggles The Undertaker has been facing at the end of his career. He has been battling with time but it looks like he is satisfied with it.
This calls with a question that The Undertaker could wrestle one more match, to which he says, ‘I believe I’m at a place now post Boneyard match with AJ Styles at Wrestlemania 36, which was a hellacious battle against one of the best in the business, then here you are climbing on your motorcycle and taking off, there was a lot of emotions with one of that being are you happy enough with that. It was a powerful moment and you don’t necessarily get those.’
He then continued to say that, ‘If there was ever a perfect ending to a career then that right there was it, if Vince is in a pinch once I come back, guess time would only tell that in the case of emergency break glass, to pull out The Undertaker, I would consider it, but at this point of my career, I’ve no desire to get back in the ring.’
In the locker room Undertaker is always known to be a man who is always around for one more match, he has also teased retirement before especially at Wrestlemania 33 against Roman Reigns and it seems like there is some sense of finality around it.
First of all, The Undertaker never got a proper send-off with fans being around in the arena as his last match was against Styles in a Boneyard match which was presented in a cinematic manner to the fans. Undertaker made it clear on his statement above that there was an ending to his career as he left on his bike after his match.
The Last Ride.
Mostly legends in the business do get a proper retirement with fans being around and they still come back for more action. One of them being Ric Flair who lost his match against Shawn Michaels in a famous “I’m Sorry” superkick, then a few years later he wrestled for TNA Wrestling. Even Michaels himself who was retired after his match with Undertaker at Wrestlemania 26 where he vowed to never to wrestle ever again until the big payday for Saudi Arabia came along. I’m not against that Michaels wrestled for money but that match did fade his talent and his in-ring skills. It wasn’t a typical Michaels performance and many fans don’t count it as his last match.
Considering all this it doesn’t look like The Undertaker has wrestled his last match yet. This year’s Survivor Series will be Undertaker’s 30 years in WWE, as he debuted at the Survivor Series in 1990. He could be back to do something during that time by making an appearance.