The Undertaker left behind one of the greatest in-ring legacies of all time in the global juggernaut, WWE. However, it seems that life after competing inside the squared circle has not been easy for The Deadman and he has admitted to it to some extent.

During new episode of his Six Feet Under with Mark Calaway podcast on Patreon, while answering some fan questions, the former 7-time WWE World Champion was asked about his transition from the ring to life beyond that.

“My transition…I knew my time had come. But I wasn’t ready for it to come. I just knew that my body couldn’t deliver what my mind and my heart wanted to give the fans and it was kind of difficult. You have to remember that for over half of my life, being in the ring is what I did, and then it’s not there anymore. That does, it leaves a huge void in you because you’re trying to fill that void, which was a passion. You’re trying to find out what that next passion is and what it is that you’re gonna sink your teeth into and there just may not be something that will ever refill that void.”

Furthermore, The Phenom also added that it is a struggle for him to visit WWE shows as he gets the itch to step back inside the squared circle watching others compete.


I watch it’s hard for me to…it’s hard for me still to this day. When I retired, I retired in 2020 and here we are in 2024. I still find myself sometimes struggling, not so much at home. I’m more analytical and more of an analyst type while I’m watching it at home. But if I’m like live in the venue, there’s a lot of times where I just have to leave because there’s that thing in me that saying ‘You should be getting ready to go to the ring.’ I hope it goes away at some point but as of now, it hasn’t.”

The Undertaker wrestled his final match against The Phenomenal AJ Styles at WrestleMania 36. The match was contested as a cinematic Boneyard match that saw The Deadman emerge victorious.

He then went on to officially retire at that year’s Survivor Series which marked his 30th anniversary in the company. Nowadays, he performs his one-man stage shows, 1deadMAN show across various cities and countries.

While it has been four years since The Phenom hung up his boots, it is worth remembering what he said at the end of his Hall of Fame induction ceremony, ‘never say never.’ So it would be interesting if he could live up to that and come back for one more encounter in the ring.

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