The Undertaker recalls the last match of his career
by SIMONE BRUGNOLI | VIEW 6278
The Undertaker has officially retired from WWE to Survivor Series 2020, exactly 30 years after his debut in the Stamford federation. The Gravedigger received an exciting tribute from friends and colleagues, who wanted to thank one of the greatest icons in the history of professional wrestling.
Within the docu-series 'The Last Ride', the Deadman admitted that he could no longer sustain the efforts required by this business and did not want to ruin his legacy. Barring sensational and unlikely twists, his last fight will therefore remain the spectacular 'Boneyard match' against AJ Styles at Wrestlemania 36.
Taker played the character of 'Deadman' for about 27 years, while in the early stages of his career he went from 'American Badass' to 'Big Evil' During his last fight against Styles in 2020, the 'Phenom' created a kind of mix of his legendary gimmicks.
The Undertaker is enjoying his retirement
"The Deadman gimmick was the one that characterized me most during my 30 years of career, I had a huge success thanks to it" - The Undertaker told the microphones of 'WWE The Bump'
“At the same time, for my last meeting, I felt the need to merge my most iconic characters, which is why American Badass came into play. I think the fans liked the idea a lot" - he added. Although still loved by the general public, the Gravedigger has no intention of returning to the ring.
“In my head, I would like to prepare myself for WrestleMania 38, which will be staged in the beautiful setting of the AT&T Stadium. However, it has now become clear that I am no longer able to perform at the highest level.
I mean, I could go out there and have a decent match, but I couldn't give people what they would expect from a superstar like me. When someone like The Undertaker steps into the ring, people pay to see a thrilling show, which I can't deliver right now.
The passion is still intact, but my time is over." The Undertaker compared Omos to Andre The Giant. Taker mentioned that Omos was a special talent for WWE in an era where the general size of superstars is comparatively smaller.
The Phenom mentioned that spoke to Omos and advised him on the finer points of his character in WWE: "There won't be another Andre but this guy is as close as we've come. And that's a big statement...Omos is special. The big thing for him to know and realize is that he's special and he's different from everybody else. The average size of the wrestler, in general, is smaller than it was."