The illustrious career of WWE Hall of Famer, The Undertaker, came to an epochal conclusion at WrestleMania 36. The revered legend, known for his ominous and commanding presence, claimed victory over AJ Styles in an unprecedented Boneyard Match, marking his final bow in the wrestling universe.
In a candid revelation, "The Deadman" recently shared that he knew his time as a performer had reached its end during the creation of that final cinematic clash. Speaking to Metro, The Undertaker unveiled the intense physical struggles he grappled with during the shooting of the Boneyard Match.
He recounted, "My back was completely locked up; I've got pain shooting down my legs. That's when I knew I was done. Like, I was for sure 100 percent done." The Undertaker noted the intensity of the stunts involved in the match and the abnormal level of physical discomfort that followed, which served as his unmistakable sign that it was time to exit the spotlight.
Despite his pride in the final match's execution, the realization of the end of his career loomed large. "It was just that moment of clarity ... I'm proud of what we did in that match. But yeah, that was when I knew it was all over," he added poignantly.
Undertaker's Unrevealed Struggle
As a testament to his unwavering professionalism and dedication to the craft, The Undertaker didn't share his physical torment with anyone during the match's filming. The former WWE Champion shared his thoughts during those final moments at an undisclosed Florida location.
"We still had a couple of hours of shooting left," he reflected. His mind echoed with thoughts of how he could no longer stand upright, yet he remained focused on finishing the filming. After it was over, a solitary drive back to the WWE Performance Center in Orlando provided a poignant moment of reflection.
As he journeyed back, The Undertaker mulled over his illustrious career and the swiftness with which it seemed to pass. He mused, "It was a long drive, your whole career, everything – where did it go? It went so fast." This profound reflection captures a career's fleeting yet impactful nature that has left an indelible mark on WWE history.