The Undertaker has made wrestling history, having personally contributed to the spread of the WWE product in every corner of the planet. The Digger has taken part in numerous memorable storylines and has broken the hearts of millions of fans thanks to his iconic gimmick.
Barring sensational and unlikely twists, his last match is destined to remain the one against AJ Styles at WrestleMania 36. Within the docu-series 'The Last Ride', the Deadman had admitted that he could no longer support the rhythms required by professional wrestling and not wanting to ruin his image.
His official retirement took place at the 2020 Survivor Series, where his legendary career had begun 30 years earlier. This year, the 'Phenom' was inducted with full merit into the WWE Hall of Fame by Vince McMahon himself.
The Undertaker is a wrestling legend
According to 'PWInsider' Mike Johnson, The Undertaker and his wife Michelle McCool will be backstage during Survivor Series: WarGames. The aforementioned pay-per-view will be staged at Boston's TD Garden on Saturday, November 26.
The Deadman has a special connection to the Survivor Series, which hosted his WWE debut way back in 1990. In a recent interview granted to Sportskeeda, former WWE star Mark Henry had nice words for the Gravedigger: “Taker has always had an impeccable behavior both inside and outside the ring.
He demanded respect, but he gave it in turn. There are many athletes for whom respect is a one-way thing. They want you to respect them and be afraid of them, while Taker thought differently. Mark wanted to be respected and he reciprocated that respect.
He was loved by everyone backstage”. Damian Priest echoed: “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.
Even today he continues to be my idol". Speaking on his Cafe de Rene show, Dupree recalled The Phenom's advice about being 'selfish for the right reasons' and how he understood it at a later stage in his life. "He once sat with me, I was 20.
He said ‘Rene, in this business you gotta be selfish for the right reasons’. I thought for years that I might know what he was talking about, and I never forgot that. After a few years I thought I knew, now I understand what he was talking about and I’m lucky that I can be in a position where I can take that advice and apply it.
So now where I’m at I gotta be selfish for the right reasons, meaning you are your own business, Rene Dupree is my business, so I gotta be selfish for me."