Thank you for making our childhood cool: WWE fans emotional as The Undertaker announces retirement

The Undertaker has seemingly brought his 30-year-long career with the WWE to an end as The Phenom hinted at retirement during the final episode of the much-talked-about series, The Last Ride.

Over the years, The Undertaker has flirted with retirement several times but has come back every single time when it seemingly was the end. However, the Undertaker, who last fought AJ Styles in WrestleMania 36, said in the final part of the docu-series that he has nothing left to achieve in the WWE and the ‘Cowboy is really walking away this time’.

“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,” The Undertaker said.

“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,” he added.

The Undertaker, who joined the WWE in 1990, made his first major appearance at the Survivor Series. The Dead Man never looked back from thereon as he donned multiple characters and dominated the professional wrestling circuit for close to 3 decades.

Mark William Callaway, a.k.a The Undertaker was part of some of the most memorable storylines in the WWE over the last 3 decades. Headlining the WrestleMania, more often than not, The Undertaker has a peerless record of 25-2 at the biggest Pay-Per-View show of the WWE.

The seemingly definitive announcement has left WWE fans across the globe with mixed emotions. While some feel it’s time for the Phenom to retire with his legacy intact, a few others want the Dead Man to never go away.

One of The Undertaker’s greatest opponents, The Mankind believes The Undertaker’s ability to be open to change and the ‘less is more’ approach is one of the main reasons for the envious longevity in WWE.

“He had an ability to change things up as well. I said I wasn’t the biggest fan of the biker version of the Undertaker but when he brought that version back at this WrestleMania, that was a nice departure. It was nice to see him do that again,” The Mankind told indiatoday.in.

“Once the streak got into the 8th or 9th or 10th year, we realised how important it was to see him at that one show even though we didn’t see him that much the rest of the year. He was able to increase his legend by. ‘Less is more’ we say.

“We didn’t see him that much but it meant more every time we saw him.”

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