On June 22, the world woke up to heartbreaking news of The Undertaker retirement. The news which was confirmed by WWE itself led to a twitter storm with #ThankYouTaker and #TheLastRide trending on the social media platform. The official twitter handle also released a bunch of extraordinary pictures of the WWE legend that are sure to get anyone nostalgic.
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The 52-year-old, whose real name is Mark Calaway also shared in a recent WWE biopic The Last Ride in a recent documentary that there was nothing left for him to conquer.
Speaking about his most recent match against 37-year-old wrestler AJ styles, he said “It was a perfect moment. You don’t necessarily always get those. If there was ever a perfect ending to a career, that right there was it.”
The match ended with Undertaker burying AJ and riding away on a motorcycle. “It’s time this cowboy really rides away,” he added. “I can do more good outside the ring than I can inside. I’m finally at a place where I can accept that.”
Famous for his signature finishing moves The Last Ride along with the Choke Slam and the best of all, the Tombstone Pile Driver have remained fan favorite.
In the fifth chapter of his Last Ride WWE docuseries, The Undertaker revealed his retirement plans up and said, “I believe I’m at a place now, post-Boneyard, which was a hellacious battle against one of the best in the business. Here you are, climbing on your motorcycle and taking off. There was a lot of thought and a lot of emotion, one of those being ‘are you happy enough with that?’.
The dead man as he is often called, also shared how he feels content with what he has achieved. “This documentary has helped me discover that and opened my eyes to the bigger picture and not judge myself as harshly these last few years,” he concluded.