The Undertaker Admits Retirement “Has Been Difficult”
The Undertaker has opened up on difficulties since retiring following a 30 year WWE career.
Arguably the most successful character and performer in WWE history, The Undertaker bowed out from in-ring action after defeating AJ Styles at WrestleMania 36.
Since then, ‘Taker has been inducted into the Hall of Fame by Vince McMahon and has given fans insight into a sensational career by speaking with some of the world’s most successful podcasts.
Over the last year, The Undertaker has started performing again, but this time by taking the stage to share stories of his time in WWE.
The Dead Man appeared on Audacy’s The Bet 98.5 to promote his one man show, and during the interview shared how hard it has been in ending his career and what impact being able to perform as ‘Taker has had on his life.
“It’s been difficult. That character was such an important part of my life and career. Just being not able to perform again — that’s my passion. In my mind and heart, there’s nothing I’d rather do [than] be in the ring and performing. That’s who I am and what I have done for 30+ years…I had a great run. My time is done, and it is time to do something different.”
The Undertaker had one of the most talked about streaks in sport, with wins at WrestleMania reaching 21-0 before a shock defeat at the hands of Brock Lesnar.
WWE released The Last Ride documentary which followed The Undertaker as he battled with injury, surgery and looked to get back into the ring.
‘Taker has revealed the plans for his match with Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 33 and his thoughts on Reigns’ position in WWE.
“I always wish I could’ve done better for him at that moment. It was a physical issue, and I was getting what I could out of my body at the time. I had already been beaten once. There’s still that love for that character. It’s really cool now, especially to see how far Roman has come, and he’s so in touch with his character and the face of the company.”
The 1 deadMan show has visited Nashville, Toronto and last year in Cardiff, the night before Clash At The Castle, WWE’s first UK stadium event since SummerSlam 1992. The Undertaker will be appearing in Las Vegas and Los Angeles as he looks to entertain fans in a new way, telling stories from such a unique career.
H/t to Wrestlingnews