One of the news that left WWE Universe fans sad and most melancholy in recent months was that of the definitive withdrawal from the in-ring activities of The Undertaker, historic WWE gravedigger, who for over 30 years has carried his scary quantum majestic character in the McMahon-owned rings, with the announcement that came in the last episode of the docu-series dedicated to him, entitled "The Last Ride", literally "the last race"
After 33 years of one of the most beautiful and important careers in the history of pro-wrestling, if not the most important, the WWE Deadman has decided to step aside, leaving wrestling struggling, with ailments due to age and various injuries suffered during his career, which would weigh too much on Mark Calaway's performance nowadays.
In his latest interview with Barstool Sports, the undoubtedly future WWE Hall of Famer, he wanted to talk about his retirement and how Vince McMahon insisted on including some very important words in his farewell speech delivered in the last episode by The Last Ride.
Vince McMahon forced The Undertaker to change retirement plans
While speaking with Barstool Sports, The Undertaker revealed that Vince McMahon insisted on making those edits to the conclusion of the Last Ride docuseries.
“That is a great question, that’s probably the best question anybody has asked me. It was in my thought process. I have a whole group of people who are like, ‘You can go out and do this, people will go crazy and they’re going to love it.
On the inside, I’m thinking, ‘I don’t move the way I used to move, it’s a watered-down version.’ I also love this business so much and love performing for 33 years if you count before WWE. It’s almost like I needed somebody to put the bullet in there and stop.
Once we started rolling with this, it was in the back of my mind, ‘I can get to a point where this will solidify it and I won’t have a choice.’ Originally, that’s where I was at until I had to send the last 15 minutes of the last episode to the Chairman [McMahon].
Needless to say….he didn’t like the ending at all. That’s where we put the line back in there, ‘never say never.’ I’m coming to grips with it. Obviously, as we get close to March or April [WrestleMania], I’ll have that internal feeling like I should be getting ready for something”.
And although the legendary superstar is getting used to the idea of ending that chapter of his life, he knows he’ll have very different feelings when WrestleMania season comes round again in 2021.