The Undertaker was not only a formidable wrestler, but he managed to become a global icon. His gimmick has made millions of people fall in love around the world and his longevity has made him a sports entertainment legend. Barring sensational and improbable twists, his last match will remain the one against AJ Styles at WrestleMania 36.
Within the docu-series 'The Last Ride', the Deadman has in fact admitted that he can no longer sustain the required rhythms. from professional wrestling and not wanting to ruin his image. The Digger officially retired from the 2020 Survivor Series, where his extraordinary career had begun 30 years earlier.
Shortly before WrestleMania 38, the 'Phenom' was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by Vince McMahon himself. In a recent Sportskeeda interview, Damian Priest revealed that he always had a soft spot for Taker. Priest made his main roster debut in January 2021, just two months after Undertaker's retirement.
Damian Priest on The Undertaker
"The Undertaker is the superstar I admired the most" - confided Damian Priest. “The Deadman is one of the reasons I became a wrestler. I fell in love with this business admiring his deeds.
Taker transcended wrestling and broke into fans' hearts like no other. Sharing the ring with him would have been something exceptional” - added Priest. A comment on Vince McMahon's retirement could not be missing: “I am delighted to have met him.
When the news of his goodbye spread, we were all in awe. We were convinced that that moment would never come. In some ways, I have witnessed history. I'll never forget where I was when Vince said goodbye to WWE." Vince's place was taken by his daughter Stephanie and Nick Khan, while Triple H was put in charge of the creative team.
A new era has begun for WWE. Damian Priest has provided an insight into Rhea Ripley’s thoughts about a recent WWE RAW moment that got the internet talking. “That was one of those that we talked about what we wanted to do, especially Rhea, she was like, ‘Oh my God, my creep fanbase are gonna go crazy over this,’” Priest said.
“We knew what was gonna happen! They did [fans went crazy]. The next day, we were just laughing hysterically about it. She was like, ‘Yeah, pretty much what we thought would happen. I knew it! It was like, ‘Let’s do it, then, let’s give them something to talk about,’ which is what we try to do anyway, make sure people talk about us tomorrow, next week, next year,” Priest continued.
“That’s the goal, right? And let’s do it in a cool way. And she did it, we did our business. She choked him out."