End of an era.
The wrestling world bids goodbye to another legend as ‘The Undertaker’, whose real name is Mark William Calaway, has announced his retirement from WWE.
The 55-year old legend made his promotional debut at the Survivor Series in 1990 and has been with the WWE for 30 years. His last appearance was at Wrestlemania 36 two months ago, when he faced AJ Styles in the epic Boneyard Match.
“I believe I’m at a place now, post-Boneyard – which was a hellacious battle against one of the best in the business,” he said in the final episode of ‘The Last Ride’.
“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.”
“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.”
The Undertaker riding off into the sunset
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— Alastair McKenzie🏴 (@mckenzieas93V2) June 21, 2020
Check out some of the best reactions to The Undertaker’s retirement from Twitter-verse:
For nearly 30 years, The Undertaker has entertained us when we needed entertainment. Never went to another company. He stayed loyal to the WWE. If this is truly his last match then it was the best damn way to finish off a HoF career. #TheLastRide #thankyoutaker pic.twitter.com/gs7i3kdMjC
— BIG DAWG (@ItzPHSavageWolf) June 21, 2020
After almost 33 years of wrestling, The Undertaker has decided to officially retire
As a wrestling fan, he is one of the most iconic names you can think of as a wrestler. Even people who don't watch wrestling know who The Undertaker is.
— TRAFON (@RiseFallNick) June 21, 2020
— Liam Butler (@LiamLum1994) June 21, 2020
— Juan (@TheJuanSerafin) June 21, 2020
— Derek Johnston (@AlwaysRangers) June 21, 2020
The end of Chapter 5 got me…. If this is really the end of The Undertaker😔
“This time the cowboy really rides away”
Thank You Taker. Thank You Mark.
— TheKidOfWrestling🤘🏻 (@KidOfWrestlin) June 21, 2020
American Bad Ass
Lord of Darkness
One of the greatest legends in pro wrestling history has buried his last victim. This legend is riding off into the sunset…..
— Rob Coxe (@kimshot) June 22, 2020
After 30 years in the ring Mark Calaway, The Undertaker retired. This man has given us countless unforgettable matches and haunted our dreams as kids. The Phenom has done it all in this business. If there's anyone who deserves retirement it's this guy. #ThankYouTaker #Undertaker pic.twitter.com/UliUN4JCuv
— Cryin' Pumpkin In The Alley (@Pumpkin__Hill) June 21, 2020
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