Legendary wrestler, ‘The Undertaker’, has announced retirement after serving in the pro-wrestling sport for three decades. In the fifth and final episode of ‘Undertaker: The Last Ride’ documentary series, the Undertaker said that he has no wish to get back in the ring.
‘The Phenom’ opined that his last match against AJ Styles at Wrestle Mania 36 was “storytelling at its finest” and the “perfect ending” to his pro-wrestling career. The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) also confirmed the news of Undertaker’s retirement via their official Twitter handle.
— WWE (@WWE) June 21, 2020
Reacting to the news, one of the Indian Premier League’s (IPL) most successful franchise Mumbai Indians (MI) came forward to hail the Undertaker’s career. MI paid their tribute to WWE legend. However, a thing which surprised everyone is that MI posted a picture of their captain Rohit Sharma holding a custom-made WWE championship belt in their Twitter post rather than posting a picture of ‘The Undertaker’.
The picture that MI tweeted was taken in 2017 when WWE COO and 14-time World Champion Triple H presented the franchise with a custom-made championship belt for their IPL win that season.
“30 legendary years. #ThankYouTaker #OneFamily,” tweeted Mumbai Indians.
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) June 22, 2020
Although ‘The Undertaker’ made it clear that he is not looking for a return, he did say that ‘only time will tell’ regarding his return to the arena.
“If there was ever a perfect ending to a career, that right there was it. If [WWE Chairman] Vince [McMahon] was in a pinch, would I come back? I guess time will only tell there. In case of emergency, break glass, you pull out The Undertaker. I would have to consider that. Never say never, but at this point in my life and in my career I have no desire to get back in the ring,” The Undertaker said in the documentary.
‘The Undertaker’ has enjoyed the pleasure of an illustrious career. He is a seven-time world champion and has won two world titles in pay-per-view, i.e. Wrestlemania. Speaking about the Wrestlemania, then ‘Deadman’ holds the record for the most wins at the global event. He has also held a 21-year winning streak at Mania which was stopped by Brock Lesnar in 2014.