The Undertaker announces retirement
The Undertaker, the best character to ever be produced within the history of wrestling, has announced his retirement after spending nearly 30 years with the WWE. Undertaker, real name Mark Calaway, confirmed that he was through with wrestling during the final episode of his docuseries “Undertaker: The Last Ride,” saying he's content not stepping within the ring again.
“Never say never, but at this point in my life and in my career, I have no desire to get back in the ring. I’m at a point, it’s time this cowboy really rides away,” he said during the final episode of the docuseries. “There’s nothing left for me to conquer. There’s nothing left for me to accomplish. The game has changed. It’s time for new guys to come up. The time just seems right. I think this documentary has helped me discover that. It’s really opened my eyes to the bigger picture.”
The Last Ride docuseries was a rare peak into the Undertaker’s real-life persona, as Calaway decided to permit fans an honest glance into “the last few stages” of his wrestling career. If this is often indeed time, Undertaker’s Boneyard match against AJ Styles will go down as the last of his career.
However, it remains to be seen whether the Undertaker’s retirement sticks. Calaway has teased retirement a couple of times earlier in his career but wasn't ready to be asleep together with his performances. “If there was ever an ideal ending to a career, that right there was it.
Undertaker explained the plot going into his Boneyard match with AJ Styles at WrestleMania 36, revealing the exceptional One reached bent him regarding a match. It had stemmed from Taker saying on the Broken Skull Sessions podcast with WWE Hall of Famer Stone Cold Steve Austin that he wanted to travel out on his own terms.
The WWE had much different plans for Undertaker and Styles. However, the pandemic changed things and that they had to figure how around a singular gimmick for the match. Styles tweeted he was honored to be a part of The Deadman’s final chapter.