Looks like the 'Dead Man' has finally decided to bid adieu to the world of wrestling.
WWE legend The Undertaker has officially announced his retirement from WWE in the final episode of The Last Ride, reported Screen Rant. Mark Calaway, better known as The Undertaker, has been one of the most famous wrestlers in WWE for 30 years now. He made his debut at one of WWE’s signature pay-per-view’s Survivor Series in November 1990 and there has been no looking back for him since then.
After three decades of an illustrious career, the 'Dead Man' has finally decided to bid adieu to the world of wrestling. In the last episode of his WWE Network docuseries Undertaker: The Last Ride, the iconic wrestler explained that he felt like it was his time to say goodbye. Calaway added that there is nothing left for him to accomplish, and for the time being, his match against AJ Styles is going to be his final match.
Undertaker said, "I'm at a point, it's time this cowboy really rides away. There's nothing left for me to conquer or accomplish... The game has changed. It's time for new guys to come up. The time just seems right." His 'Dead Man Walking' persona has been widely praised for many years now. WWE recently released their documentary series The Last Ride, which is based on The Undertaker’s career and life from 2017's WrestleMania to this year’s WrestleMania.
The docuseries explains in-depth where the Phenom struggled with his decision to retire since he was chasing that 'perfect' retirement. Yesterday, WWE released the final episode and The Undertaker himself shared a video from the episode on his Twitter writing, "You can never appreciate how long the road was until you’ve driven to the end.” He also confessed in his docuseries that it "has helped me discover that and opened my eyes to the bigger picture and not judge myself as harshly these last few years."
Feels like the end, would make sense since it’s Father’s Day today. Going to be sad to see him go— Alex (@Plex1984) June 21, 2020
He continued, "I believe I'm at a place now, post-Boneyard, which was a hellacious battle against one of the best in the business. Here you are, climbing on your motorcycle and taking off." However, the Phenom has not entirely ruled out the idea of a potential return. He said, "If [WWE CEO Vince McMahon] was in a pinch, would I come back? I guess time would only tell there. In case of emergency, break glass, you pull out The Undertaker. I would consider it." But, for now, the legend has no desire to come back to the ring.
If Undertaker is indeed retiring than what a hell of a career for him, he will go down as the greatest character of all-time, and in my opinion, the greatest performer of all-time.— #ThankYouTaker (@vancityconner) June 21, 2020
But the selfish part of me still wants to see him face Aleister or The Fiend.#TheLastRide pic.twitter.com/ZyyE6feOvy
The Undertaker began his professional wrestling career in 1987. Over the years, Undertaker has become a four-time WWE Champion, a three-time World Heavyweight Champion, a six-time World Tag Team Champion, a one-time Hardcore Champion, a one-time WCW Tag Team Champion, and a royal rumble winner. Then came one of the most highlighted part of his career where he went undefeated 21 consecutive times during his Wrestlemania appearances from 1991-2013. It came to an end at WrestleMania 30 in 2014 when he lost to Brock Lesnar.
Not ready for the end but its coming isn't it? Last episode of last ride😔😔😭😭😭— Kev (@kevp88) June 21, 2020
Fans often joke about how WWE legends such as Mick Foley, Terry Funk, and Ricky Steamboat have all retired and returned to the ring for another match. Only time will tell if The Undertaker has finally hung up his boots or if he could make one last appearance.