The Undertaker was perhaps the most iconic character to ever set foot in WWE. The 'Deadman' has managed to transcend wrestling to become a true legend in every corner of the world. The Gravedigger has contributed more than any other to the spread of wrestling outside the US borders.
Over the years, his appearances in the ring have become more and more sporadic and limited to WrestleMania. The 'Phenom' is the absolute symbol of the 'Showcase of the Immortals', where his legendary 'Streak' was born.
Barring sensational and unlikely twists, Taker played his last match against AJ Styles at WrestleMania 36. Within the 'The Last Ride' docu-series, the seven-time world champion has admitted that he is no longer able to sustain the efforts required by this business.
His official retirement took place at the 2020 Survivor Series, where his extraordinary epic had begun 30 years earlier. Kevin Hart's guest in the latest edition of the 'Cold as Balls' show, Undertaker has revealed some secrets relating to his famous gimmick.
The Undertaker retired a year ago
It's probably safe to say that due to social media, we'll never see a similar gimmick in WWE. While some characters have come close, such as "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt, it's likely that we'll never see someone like The Undertaker ever again.
"If my character was born in the age of social media, it would have been much more difficult for me to have the same success" - confided the Deadman. "Nowadays, you can't go out on the street without someone taking a picture of you and posting it on various social networks" - he added.
Taker wrote indelible pages of history at WrestleMania: “For our industry, WrestleMania is the NFL's equivalent of the Super Bowl. You work hard all year to get ready for that appointment. Being included in the Mania card is the goal of any wrestler.
You can ask whoever you want, everyone will answer that it is their biggest dream. Is it possible for me to return to the ring? It is now clear that I am no longer able to perform at the highest level. I could go into the ring and play a match, but I wouldn't be able to give people what they expect of me."
The Undertaker once sustained a fractured orbital bone during a match against Mabel. The legendary superstar was ruled out for two months and had to wear a mask upon his return.