Undertaker confirms WWE retirement: The sponge now not accommodates water
Ahead of his “Final Farewell” celebration planned for this month, WWE legend The Undertaker stressed his retirement as a pro wrestler. Back in June, The Undertaker announced his retirement on an episode of the WWE documentary series Undertaker: The Last Ride, suggesting that the cinematic match he had with AJ Styles at WrestleMania 36 would be the perfect bookend for a 30-year career serves. In a new interview with the New York Post, the Deadman now confirms that he has no desire to return to the ring.
“I realized that I had taken and used every physical gift and tool I had,” the seven-time world heavyweight champion told the publication. “There’s no more water in the sponge when I can use this analogy. I’ve called everything I could get out of that sponge.”
Cinematic matches like the “Boneyard Match” between The Undertaker and AJ Styles could possibly extend the wrestler’s career, since such matches put less strain on the human body than constant bumps in the ring. The Undertaker admits that he could definitely have participated in more of these games, but believes this would be a “scam” and also says he is not interested in ever playing a movie-style game again.
“It really doesn’t appeal to me because it basically bypasses my limits,” said The Undertaker. “It uses some of my skills and some of my creative abilities to tell a story, but basically it tries to mask some of the lack of my physical abilities at that point.”
Thirty years before the day the Undertaker made his debut in WWE, he will be making his exit. In a business where wrestlers frequently move between wrestling organizations or territories, The Undertaker’s career matters in that he remained very loyal to WWE as the company’s longest-running wrestler. The wrestler first appeared on the Survivor Series pay-per-view series on November 22, 1990 and was exposed as a mysterious partner on Ted DiBiase’s Million Dollar Team. This year’s Survivor Series is also scheduled for November 22nd. The show will include a “Final Farewell” celebration in honor of the Undertaker. The event can be viewed on the WWE network.
Even if The Undertaker chooses to stop competing within the square circle, that doesn’t mean fans aren’t treated with an appearance of the character on occasion. Most recently, the Deadman returned for a special appearance on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon in full swing, performing his tombstone piledriver finishing maneuver on a lifeless scarecrow. There’s a chance he’ll show up in WWE programming for some time, even if he’s not booked in any game on the map.
In the midst of his professional retirement, The Undertaker also learned a lot more about his personal life. For the past few years, he’s always stayed in character outside of the arena to keep the Undertaker’s spirit mysterious. In new video and print interviews with the man behind the character, Mark Calaway, the world famous wrestler has spoken much more openly and openly about his experiences in the wrestling business. This message came to us from the New York Post.
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