The Undertaker played his last match at WrestleMania 36 last year when he faced AJ Styles in a spectacular 'Boneyard Match' The meeting received favorable feedback from the WWE Universe, which appreciated the federation’s strategy at a time unprecedented for the whole world (the pandemic had recently broken out).
The body of the 'Deadman' had shown evident signs of wear already in the years preceding his retirement, as admitted by the Gravedigger himself within the docu-series 'The Last Ride' Many wrestling fans will surely remember the disastrous match against Goldberg, which took place in Saudi Arabia and in which the two veterans risked getting seriously hurt.
Taker greeted everyone at Survivor Series 2020, in the same pay-per-view in which he made his all-time debut 30 years earlier. During the last edition of his 'Hall of Fame' podcast, Booker T did not rule out a return to the 'Phenom' ring in one of the next editions of WrestleMania.
Booker T on The Undertaker
“The Boneyard Match against AJ Styles was a great way out, but consider what we just saw in the Money in the Bank PPV. All those people, all those fans, who would be able to give him the perfect goodbye, as a legend of his caliber deserves.
I'm not ruling out that we may see The Undertaker in the ring once more in the future. Obviously, I am unable to say when. Maybe already this year, or maybe next. It would be great to admire him again with a jacket and hat as he makes his iconic entrance” - said Booker T.
Some time ago, current AEW star Chris Jericho expressed his desire to return to work with Taker. “We've fought a couple of times and they've always come up with electrifying encounters, but we've never had a chance to build a long feud.
I would have loved to collaborate with Bret and Owen Hart too”. Barring sensational twists, the final word on the Undertaker's wonderful career has been written. WWE legend Kevin Nash has recalled how The Undertaker advised him to stop performing athletic moves during his run as WWE Champion.
“I started out of the shoot either working with Backlund, which was like oil and sand, or [King Kong] Bundy, which was like working with a piano and sand. I couldn’t do anything with Bundy. I couldn’t pick him up, I couldn’t do any of my move set.
Backlund wanted me to sunset flip him every night. I sunset flipped him in Sacramento. I didn’t even get a foot through the curtain before ‘Taker had me against the wall. ‘If I ever see you sunset flip anyone in this building again, I’m hitting the ring,’” Nash said.