The Undertaker Lifts Lid On Emotional Backstage WrestleMania Moment

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The Undertaker has revealed things got emotional at WrestleMania 40.

At WrestleMania 40, Cody Rhodes finally finished the story and achieved his childhood dream of becoming WWE Champion.

The victory sparked an outpouring of emotion in the ring, with Samantha Irvin struggling to announce Rhodes as the winner while holding back the tears. However, it seems the gravity of the moment wasn’t lost on the defeated Roman Reigns and those around him.

Speaking on his Six Feet Under podcast, The Undertaker discussed the emotional scenes backstage while paying tribute to Reigns.

“There was a lot of really emotional moments backstage, as you can imagine. Roman coming back after, what an amazing run as champion. If you look at it and put it in today’s market, what a phenomenal run.

It’s not going to go down in the record books as the longest world title run, but when you look at it in actuality, with as much coverage, as much media, as much exposure as you have now. Backlund’s run and Hogan’s early run, they didn’t have social media. They didn’t have as much live TV. (They wrestled jobbers) or didn’t wrestle at all on TV.

The biggest part about that is to be able to maintain and keep the people’s interest in that storyline, for that long. There were so many layers to it. Kudos to him and everybody that worked on all that. It’s really difficult to do and difficult to do well. There was some really good storytelling involved in that,”

WrestleMania 40 Gave The Undertaker Closure

While reflecting on his own involvement in the night two main event, The Undertaker explained why his cameo gave him closure.

The WWE Hall of Famer again admitted that he’s struggled with retirement, commenting that he hadn’t fully come to peace with the fact he could no longer wrestle. However, after his involvement in the match between Rhodes and Reigns, he said he could finally “close the book” on his career.

H/t to Fightful