The Undertaker's gimmick has two opposing identities; the first is the "Deadman", based on the theme of horror, undead and a macabre entity that terrifies opponents through intimidating tactics and psychological torture.
The "Deadman" has had several versions. The Undertaker's television debut, which took place in the Survivor Series in 1990, saw the introduction of his first version: here he played a funeral director of the west, he wore a black suit with gray accessories and was insensitive to pain.
In "Chapter 4: The Battle Within" of WWE Network's docuseries Undertaker: The Last Ride, he commented on being left off the WrestleMania 35 card.
The Undertaker on WrestleMania 35
"After Crown Jewel, I've just been kind of taking it easy," The Undertaker said.
"I'm kind of beat up and worn out after the last Saudi show. So, here we are in New York, and I mean, it's that time of year. WrestleMania 35 is around the corner and obviously I don't have a match this year.
I'm not sure if, at this point, I'm not sure if I'll work at 'Mania again. 'Mania [has] probably come and gone for me and I'm okay with that, I think. As we get closer to bell time Sunday, I'm sure I'll have a lot of emotions and a lot of feelings and wondering why I'm not getting myself ready to go to the ring.
I've played all this out in my head and I'm not sure how it's going to go. I think it [has] been 14 years in a row that I've been on the card in some fashion. I don't want to be on the card just to be on the card.
If it's not something that's important or means something, there's really not a reason for me to do it. I'm sure I'll run the whole gamut of emotions, from happy to sad, but right now I'm content, and I'm okay.
It was a rough night, sitting there, watching the show going on, thinking in my head that I should be out there," The Undertaker said. It let me know, I think, that there's still a lot of passion there. Probably moving forward, it'll be easier now that I've got through this.
If I can get through the day without working, I think I'll be able to manage. It is what it is and we'll take it one day at a time from here. Tomorrow will be my WrestleMania, I guess. Naw" - Taker added. The Undertaker attended WrestleMania 35 as a spectator but was informed that he was needed for the next night on WWE Monday Night RAW.