The Undertaker Says “My Time Has Gone” When It Come To Wrestling

The Undertaker's Retirement
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The Undertaker has reaffirmed that his time as a wrestler is over, yet says the desire to don his boots again has never left him.

In 2020, thirty years after his WWE debut, The Deadman made his final appearance at Survivor Series, delivering a farewell message to the WWE Universe.

The Undertaker’s most recent match was in the main event of WrestleMania 36, where he faced AJ Styles in a spectacular Boneyard Match. Undertaker, dressed in his American Badass attire once more, buried Styles alive and then rode off into the night as he called time on his WWE career.

In his native state of Texas, The Undertaker has been promoting the impending WrestleMania 38. The Deadman was unequivocal when asked by the Dallas Morning News if the wrestling bug still bites him:

“Yeah, of course it does. I think it’s always in my head and in my heart, especially getting ready for WrestleMania here at AT&T Stadium it’s just like … man. But it’s just at a point where physically, I can’t perform at a level. I mean, I could go out and walk through something and I could get through a match. But I can’t give people what they expect at this point.”

The Phenom went on to explain that while he still cares about the company, the time has come for the next generation to showcase their talents:

“When you see Undertaker, you pay money to see that guy wrestle. I can’t deliver physically on what people’s expectations are. … The passion is obviously still there. I think that will always be there. It’s just the physical side of it. … My time has come, my time has gone. This is the WWE and things happen, you never know. But I know that my time has passed and it’s time for these young guys to step up and take over and lead us to where we’re going.”

The Undertaker also shared his opinion on a two-night WrestleMania. The Show Of Shows will span an entire weekend in 2022 for the third year on the trot:

“I like going to two nights now because WrestleMania was a long night. You’re there 6-7 hours, and it’s hard to keep and sustain that energy level as a fan. You get taken on all these emotional rides all through the course of the night to the point where you’re just worn out.”

“So, I love the fact that they are going to two nights. I think it will keep the energy levels high, the excitement high, and I’m really excited about it. To not be actually in a match, I’m really excited for this year’s Mania. Everybody’s kind of coming back out again after COVID and everything else. I think it’s going to be huge, I really do.”

h/t Fightful

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