In recent weeks, as in recent months, there has been much talk of the "farewell trip" to the rings of The Undertaker, after almost 30 years spent in the WWE rings, in thousands of flagship matches and storylines, with Vince McMahon who now has left full control of his character and storylines to the same fighter in the hands of the Deadman, something never seen in WWE with anyone.
Apparently, the docu-series that is airing on the WWE Network, entitled "The Last Ride", would be the swan song of the Deadman, which according to several fans and insiders, will retire at the end of the series, with the Boneyard match which could thus be his last match seen on WWE TV screens.
Apparently, however, according to what was revealed by the same Undertaker in the last episode of the series, that of Wrestlemania 36 should not even have been there as a match, given that the legendary Deadman had in fact already announced to Vince McMahon that he had fought his last match for the federation long before.
The Undertaker's career could be winding down
In the last episode of the series dedicated to The Undertaker, in a segment recorded by the federation's cameras in the backstage of Extreme Rules of 2019, aired in July last year from Philadelphia, Deadman himself was framed while telling Vince McMahon that he had just sent on his last match and therefore after that, he will withdraw.
To these words, Vince McMahon tried to convince Taker of his excellent physical form expressed in the ring, with the Deadman who however replied that he no longer had a physique suitable for the WWE rings, suffering every time a match ends.
The private backstage segment recorded after the match with Roman Reigns against Drew McIntyre and Shane McMahon ends with The undertaker that promises Vince McMahon to evaluate if it is appropriate to go on with the life of wrestler, given the recent physical problems had by the same wrestler, with Vince McMahon who almost in tears of concern and emotion, still pats the historic wrestler on the shoulder, who in any case is ever closer to retiring, despite having churned out another great match at Wrestlemania against AJ Styles.
The Undertaker was one of the most prominent figures of the Attitude Era, a boom period in the company's business in the latter 1990s. His character transitioned into a biker in the early 2000s, before returning to a refined version of his previous gimmick in 2004.
The Undertaker is heavily associated with WWE's flagship annual event, WrestleMania, where he became known for The Streak, a series of 21 straight victories, and he headlined the event on five occasions.