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The Undertaker just loves to shock the people with his sudden returns that happen on particular occasions in the WWE. Fans get chilled running down their spine every time that gong hit and the arena goes darkened. Over the past few years, every time people thought he’s done, he proved everyone wrong and made strong comebacks.
With The Last Ride documentary continuing on the WWE Network, speculations are running rampant on a retirement announcement happening, anytime soon. However, The Undertaker is keeping options ready when it comes to making another return to the WWE ring.
He recently spoke with Jan Murphy of The Toronto Sun to promote “The Last Ride” docuseries to reveal the same even after admitting that Father Time is right behind him.
“Obviously, you don’t do this business unless you just truly love it,” Taker said. “You might try to attempt to do this business, but if it’s not in your heart and soul, you’re not going to be a success. You might be a flash in the pan. For most of my adult life, this is what I’ve done and I’ve done it at the highest level. I do realize that Father Time is tapping me on the shoulder. And I don’t want to turn around and face him.”
The legendary pro-wrestler still believes that he has one more match left in him that would be fitting The Undertaker character and its legacy.
“I feel like I’ve got a match (left) that is befitting what I feel like that the legacy of The Undertaker deserves,” he said. “But the hard part is, if I grade myself, I grade myself on where I was physically in the early 2000s. I don’t grade myself on the curve of it being 2020 and being 55 years old.”
The Undertaker also revealed that he doesn’t really intend to retire from the wrestling business as he plans to be involved with the WWE after calling it a day for in-ring competition.
“I’ll never, ever retire completely,” he said. “I may not get in the ring and wrestle anymore, but I’ll always somehow be involved I’m sure within the industry. For 30 years, I’ve been a mainstay in the ring.”
The Undertaker continued saying that he would like to retire from competition just like Shawn Michaels did. He talked about being jealous of the WWE Hall of Famer who delivered a benchmark the Streak vs. Career match in 2010 against The Phenome, himself.
“I tell people all the time how jealous I am of Shawn (Michaels), Taker said. “When we had the retirement match, he was such peace and was so content, he knew that he had done everything that he wanted to do and he got to go out on his terms and he went out on a match that was befitting his legacy.”
The Deadman featured last in a contest at WrestleMania 36 in the unique Boneyard Match against AJ Styles. He’s ready to be performing at WrestleMania 37 in Los Angeles next year. But he has no interest to show up at WrestleMania if there are no fans. However, a future appearance at WrestleMania 37 event is far from guaranteed, at this point.
Going by the latest reports, The Undertaker signed a 15-year-deal with the WWE, last year that will keep him with the company for years to follow. WWE can make good use of the greatest sports entertainer even after his retirement as he’s a marketable superstar.