The Undertaker Officially Retires Deadman Persona
WWE Hall of Famer The Undertaker says he won’t ever be seen in his trademark wide-brimmed hat and leather duster jacket as The Deadman persona he embodied for the best part of three decades is officially left to rest in peace.
At the 30th anniversary of Monday Night Raw, The Undertaker made a surprise return to WWE television as he confronted LA Knight. But rather than The Deadman walking slowly to the ring, The American Badass version of The Undertaker rode his motorcycle into the arena to shut Knight up.
Rather than take Knight out himself, he left it to Bray Wyatt who went on to defeat Knight at the Royal Rumble. Most of the talk after the segment was the exchange of words that The Undertaker shared with Wyatt in what many saw as a ‘passing of the torch’ moment.
Speaking with Ariel Helwani, The Undertaker revealed that those involved in the segment expected him to be in his typical Deadman garb but he says that won’t be coming back:
“They had a different vision. They didn’t even know that I wasn’t going to have the hat and coat. They totally thought I was coming [out as] old Undertaker. I was like, no. That’s part of me and the storytelling, right? When I lifted the curtain, and when I lifted it back and pulled it back, that’s gone. It’s gone now.
“I won’t bring the hat and coat back out, no.”
The Undertaker also commented on his shocking WrestleMania loss to Brock Lesnar and explained why he didn’t think Lesnar needed the win.