The last episode of Undertaker: The Last Ride has premiered and many people are taking Undertaker’s final words on the episode as a retirement speech.
During this episode, we followed the Undertaker through some of his most recent matches, cumulating in the Boneyard Match with AJ Styles at WrestleMania 36.
“I believe I’m at a place now – post Boneyard – it’s like, ‘I just won a hellacious battle against one of the best in the business,’ and here you are, climbing on your motorcycle, and taking off,” said Taker.
“There was a lot of thought, a lot of emotion that went through my head,” he added. “One of those being, ‘Are you happy enough with that?’”
“Man, if there was ever a perfect ending to a career that right there is it,” said Undertaker.
Despite thinking that the Boneyard Match was a perfect last match, Undertaker was quick to say that if Vince McMahon needed him, he would return.
“I guess time will only tell there,” said Taker. “In case of emergency, you break glass and pull out the Undertaker. I would have to consider that.”
“Never say never, but at this point in my life and career, I have no desire to get back in the ring,” he added.
According to Taker, making the documentary helped him come to a decision and realize that the time was finally right to retire.
“There’s nothing left for me to conquer. There’s nothing left for me to accomplish,” he said. “The game has changed, it’s time for new guys to come up.”
If the Boneyard match is indeed Taker’s last, his opponent is honored to be the final man Taker faced.
Styles Tweeted that he was floored by the experience and by people’s reaction to the Boneyard Match.
“If it was the last time Undertaker laced up his boots, I’m honored it was against me,” wrote Styles.