Undertaker hung up his boots after entertaining the wrestling fans for over 3 decades. The news was confirmed on the “Last Ride” docuseries where the Phenom said that he no longer has the desire to ring to the ring. The Undertaker has previously teased retiring from active in-ring competition only to return and have a few more WWE matches. The question which now arises- Is the retirement legitimate this time?
The Undertaker did announce his retirement from the in ring action but one of his statement has kept the fire burning in the minds of his fans. The dead man agreed that the Boneyard match against AJ Styles at Wrestlemania was a befitting farewell to his storied career but added that Vince McMahon may be willing to ask him to return.
Mark Calaway noted that only time will tell if he will don the Undertaker gimmick again and make a return out of retirement.
“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. There was a lot of thought and a lot of emotion, one of those being ‘are you happy enough with that?’ It was a powerful moment. You don’t necessarily always get those. If there was ever a perfect ending to a career, that right there was it. If Vince 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.
At this point in my career, I have no desire to get back in the ring.””I’m at a point, and 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. This documentary has helped me discover that and opened my eyes to the bigger picture and not judge myself as harshly these last few years.” H/T : Fightful.
Undertaker’s comment has started the speculation of a possible return but only time will tell if it becomes a reality or Mark Calaway’s Undertaker gimmick will only “Rest in Peace”.