The Undertaker is one of the biggest names in the history of wrestling and has wrestled for more than three decades in WWE. Undertaker became the first superstar to main-event in four different decades, after his match against AJ Styles at WrestleMania.
Many have wondered the reason behind Taker’s yearly return to wrestling despite his age and fragile body. Undertaker is 55 now and has been working a part-time schedule for the last decade. According to Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Taker’s returns are due to his financial conditions, and the Deadman needs those greens.
WON added that Taker has made a lot of money with WWE over the years, but his divorces and his bad financial investments have cost him a tremendous amount of money. This is a primary reason for the Phenom making his grand entrance each year at WrestleMania.
It was also reported that Taker is making a fortune by working two-three matches every year. His pay-check is said to be in seven-figures, which is along the lines of Brock Lesnar and John Cena.
The Undertaker is said to have signed a new 15-year contract with WWE, which will keep him at the company till 70. Taker’s definitely not gonna be wrestling at 70, and a retirement match is due soon. The boneyard match explored new possibilities for the future Hall of Famer, which will probably help him extract a few more matches out of his broken-down body.
WON also mentioned Taker’s consistent injuries after every match, which makes him go MIA until he is completely healed for another matchup. Taker missed Mania last year after a squash victory over John Cena in 2018 and returned to the big stage by taking down AJ Styles.
Hopefully, Taker is in a better financial condition now and can finally ride off into the sunset soon.