The Undertaker’s contribution to the pro wrestling world can never be understated as he remained a relevant figure in the business for well over three decades. The Undertaker would hang up his boots at Survivor Series last year in November.
Many fans were somewhat disappointed by the fact that The Deadman rarely said anything during his retirement speech. While speaking on the Victory Over Injury Podcast, The Undertaker talked about his retirement speech at Survivor Series 2020.
The Phenom revealed that he kept his speech short so that he wouldn’t turn into a blubbering idiot.
“I’d already come to peace with my decision, but it was really real once I put the hat and coat on. Knowing I was putting the hat and coat on for the last time and walking to the ring in that capacity, it was tough. It was probably best that I didn’t say much more than I did or I would have killed 30 years of work and turning into a blubbering idiot. It was a tough moment. I had already come to grips with the fact that I had gotten everything out of this sponge that you’re going to get, but when I put the hat and the coat on, things feel different. ‘I might have one more in me.’ No, that was it.”
The Undertaker’s legacy will forever live on and his influence will never be forgotten. He is currently detoxing from pro wrestling and enjoyed life in retirement. We will have to see if The Undertaker decides to become a coach in WWE sometime in the future.
h/t to Fightful for the quotes.