For over three decades, The Undertaker dedicated his body to entertaining fans and has become a living legend as a result. His impact on the pro wrestling industry is immeasurable, and he has weathered many eras of the business, adapting his character to remain relevant to audiences. That being said, The Undertaker admits his retirement has been horrible.
The Deadman was a mainstay on WWE programming for more than thirty years, reigning over the WWE since the early 1990s. Undertaker had teased retirement on numerous occasions, but after his Boneyard match against AJ Styles at WrestleMania 36 in 2020, he finally confirmed that he had indeed hung up his boots for good. The match was a fitting end to an illustrious career, as The Deadman rode off into the sunset, leaving behind a legacy that will never be forgotten.
He ultimately retired from the ring at Survivor Series 2020, and in recognition of his legendary career, he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2022.
While speaking on Hawk vs. Wolf, The Undertaker talked about transitioning from an in-ring competitor into a life of retirement. The Deadman admitted that the transition has been horrible.
“It’s been a horrible transition. I don’t know that I’ll ever find a passion like I did for actually being in the ring.
I’m doing the one man show, and I’m enjoying that and it’s new to me, so I can pour myself into it again, but I don’t know if I’ll ever have that passion that wrestling gave to me. I watch the product and I’m like, ‘damn, I would have done that differently.’”
During the Raw 30 special on January 23, The Undertaker made a rare physical appearance, aiding Bray Wyatt in cornering LA Knight before delivering his signature move, the Sister Abigail, to Knight. The surprise appearance thrilled fans, who were excited to see The Deadman in action once again, even if only for a brief moment.
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