The Undertaker's decision to leave his iconic character permanently has generated the dismay of many fans in every corner of the world. The 'Deadman', who played his last official match against AJ Styles at WrestleMania 36, received a beautiful tribute from the WWE at the Survivor Series, where one of the most legendary careers in the history of the business began 30 years ago.
During the latest edition of 'Busted Open Radio', Stone Cold Steve Austin expressed his point of view on the Gravedigger. Austin and Taker have written unforgettable pages, contributing at the forefront of increasing the popularity of the Stamford Federation beyond the US borders.
Stone Cold Steve Austin pays tribute to The Undertaker
"I understand that it was not easy for the fans to see Undertaker lifting the veil and after 30 years he says: 'I am a human being too.' I am the first to be a big fan of this business.
I am aware of the demands that business imposes, but when a man feels it is time to say goodbye, his decision must be respected. I don't rule out that Mark may make some appearances on Raw in the future, but the time has come to start a different life, free from the character of The Undertaker.
I think it's great for him, I'm not worried about this transition at all ”- explained Stone Cold Steve Austin. His show 'The Broken Skull Sessions' is a means that Stone Cold uses to stay in touch with today's superstars.
“I'm still a wrestling fan as I was when I was seven, nothing has changed about that. At the same time, I don't want to do anything else in the ring. I'm done, I'm retired now. Everybody knows. I don't need to go out there to get some more glory moments.
I can participate in a few episodes of Raw from time to time, but nothing more. This connection was the only one that made sense from my point of view "- he concluded. Austin argued that The Undertaker, or Calaway, should be treated like everyone else.
Plenty of other retired stars openly talk about their careers. "Stone Cold" Steve Austin suggested that The Undertaker has certainly earned the right to do the same thing. Austin said he supports Calaway's newfound openness, and he called it "outstanding."
The Undertaker remained loyal to Vince McMahon and WWE by staying in the company, but there were many who jumped ship to join WCW in the 90s. The likes of Scott Hall, Hulk Hogan, Kevin Nash, Lex Luger, Randy Savage, and Bret Hart were a few of the big names that traded WWE for WCW.