After entertaining fans all over the world for a quarter of the century, The Undertaker has finally decided to hang up his boots after this year’s Wrestlemania. He was said to be the greatest in-ring competitor to perform in the pro-wrestling circuit, ever.
Hence his retirement moment even received mainstream attention. Major media outlets covered the news of Undertaker walking out of Wrestlemania for the very last time. During his entire career, he was part of legendary matches more than anybody else can possibly be. He finished his stint with a score of 23-2 at the grandest stage of them all.
Now, quite interestingly, WWE has never officially addressed that it was indeed Undertaker’s last match in the company. The Deadman kept off his jacket, his gloves, and the iconic hat in the middle of the ring to sign that it was his last. Since nothing was stated afterwards, there were major rumours that stated that he might make a return at some point.
However, as reported by SportsKeeda.com, there was a reason behind this gesture made by him. While leaving the in-ring gear in that ring, Taker indicated that he is also leaving the character of the Deadman played by him for over 25 years. This persona will never ever be brought back to television, again.
This was the reason that The Undertaker broke his character for the first time on live television. After leaving the ring, he went straight to his wife and kissed him even when the cameras were rolling. This only means that he is not willing to play the character anymore that keeps him away from the social life.
In case you don’t know, Undertaker was a gimmick invented by Vince McMahon back in the 90s which was portrayed by Mark Calaway. The role was made iconic over the years since Calaway has protected it for years. But, with the confirmations coming in, it might not be just a rumour that Calaway does not intend to bring back the most infamous character, ever again in the WWE.
However, it is being speculated that next year, the Undertaker will go down into the Hall of Fame as the class of 2018 inductee. In this case, obviously, the character would go into the elite club in the WWE rather than the man.