Following the finale of “Undertaker: The Last Ride”, WWE announced the retirement of The Phenom from in-ring competition. It was a sudden announcement and the IWC was quite surprised with the news although many saw it coming for quite some time.
At WrestleMania 36, The Undertaker defeated AJ Styles in the historic Boneyard Match. The veteran legend was booked strongly and the WWE Universe considered it to be the perfect sendoff for the 7-time World Champion.
During a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, The Deadman noted that he may not be done yet.
“Physically, it’s becoming harder and harder to do what I do. My mind is saying yes, but my body is saying, ‘Slow your roll.’ There’s got to be a time where I step aside. It’s a lot on my body to work even the limited schedule that I do. I still have young children, I need to think about them, too.”
Towards the end of Chapter 5 of the documentary, Taker himself stated that although he has no desire to step between the ropes at this stage of his life, he may be forced to do so if WWE needs him desperately. It’s possible that The Phenom has truly hung up his boots, but never say never pro wrestling.
“I can’t do the things I used to do. But if my name is on the card, my goal is to try to go out and steal the show. I can’t go out and perform half-ass. Otherwise, I’m cheating somebody. Ultimately, I will be the one to make that decision.”
Rumors suggest that The Undertaker could be having one final match at WrestleMania 37 that’s set to take place in Los Angeles. After all, WWE would much prefer bidding farewell to its greatest legend in front of a packed stadium.