On the finale of his docuseries Undertaker: The Last Ride, the legendary WWE Superstar addressed the status of his in-ring career. You can see the episode now on the WWE Network, where Undertaker shares his feelings following his Boneyard Match against AJ Styles at WrestleMania 36.
Following the match Taker says that he feels done with his career. He says that the Boneyard match was different, but that it was “still taxing” physically on him, and felt like he’d had gone through a 45 minute match by the time the shoot ended. He also mentions that his older brother Timothy passed away before they filmed the match, which really had an impact on him.
“My career, my legacy, it speaks for itself and I’m happy with it. At the end of the day, that’s really all that matters. And I have this other life that I need to go and experience, and enjoy the fruits of my labor, and enjoy the blessings that I have: my wife and my children.”
“I believe I’m at a place now, post-Boneyard, that’s like, ‘I just won 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 that went through my head, one of those being, ‘Are you happy enough with that?’ It was a powerful moment. And you don’t necessarily always get those. Man, if there was ever a perfect ending to a career, that right there was it.
“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. At this point in my career, I have no desire to get back in the ring.”
“I’m at a point — this time, the 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.”
“My peers, you know — given their insight, I got a genuine sense they care for me and want the best for me. It’s been very humbling allowing this part to come out and have them accept it. I’ve only given them the Undertaker, they haven’t gotten Mark Calaway. And all signs are that they’ve accepted Mark Calaway. I can do more good outside the ring than I can inside. And I’m finally at a place where I can accept that. And I’m okay with it.”
Transcription provided by 411mania.com
Huge fan of pro-wrestling for over 25 years. Lived through the Monday night wars (WWE/WCW) and the ECW revolution. Currently a big fan of Lucha Underground, NXT, MLW, PWG, and even Impact Wrestling…