The Undertaker, a legendary WWE superstar, has officially announced his retirement.
Mark Calaway, who is more known as The Undertaker, has admitted that he has no desire to return back to the ring.
Calaway last stepped into the ring at WrestleMania 36, where he beat AJ Styles in the first Boneyard Match.
He announced the retirement in the final episode of the “Last Ride” documentary series.
In the documentary, he said:
I believe I’m at a place now, post-Boneyard, which was a hellacious battle against one of the best in the business. Here you are, climbing on your motorcycle and taking off. There was a lot of thought and a lot of emotion, one of those being ‘are you happy enough with that?’ It was a powerful moment. You don’t necessarily always get those. If there was ever a perfect ending to a career, that right there was it.
However, he did offer a comeback if Vince McMahon, the chairman of the WWE, needed him.
If Vince was in a pinch, would I come back? I guess time would only tell there. In case of emergency, break glass, you pull out The Undertaker. I would consider it. [But] at this point 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. There’s nothing left for me to conquer or accomplish. The game has changed. It’s time for new guys to come up. The time just seems right. This documentary has helped me discover that and opened my eyes to the bigger picture and not judge myself as harshly these last few years. I can do more good outside the ring than I can inside. I’m finally at a place where I can accept that.
To acknowledge the achievements of the Undertaker, here are some of his achievements in WWE:
- USWA Unified World Heavyweight Championship
- WWF/WWE Championship 1991
- WWF/WWE Championship’ 1997
- WWF/WWE Championship 1999
- WWF/WWE Championship 2002
- WWF Hardcore Championship’ in 2001
He currently has a net worth of $17 million USD.
He made his WWE debut during the Survivor Series 1990 when he appeared as the mystery member of the Million Dollar Team, which was being managed by Ted Dibiase.
Thank you Mr. Undertaker for making my childhood awesome!