The Undertaker has admitted he was disappointed with his performance against Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 33 despite having a bad hip.
Taker, now retired, is set for induction into the WWE Hall of Fame while Reigns is looking forward to a winner takes all match with Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 38.
There are endless moments The Deadman can look back on fondly. After all, he wrestled for 30 years. However, there are a few of them he isn’t quite proud of. His match against Goldberg at 2019’s Super ShowDown in Saudi Arabia has to be one of those; his performance vs. Reigns is also one he regrets
“I was so disappointed in my performance with Roman at that ‘Mania. I can give you one hundred excuses, ‘and my hip was this, and all that.’ But I am the one that made the decision to do it,” he told SHAK Wrestling in quotes transcribed by Wrestling Inc. “So I would rather accept the consequences of that decision. But it was very gratifying to do something.”
Taker lost to Reigns in a No Holds Barred Match on the night.
A Satisfactory Final Match
On the flip side, he’s very happy with the Boneyard match he had against AJ Styles at WrestleMania 36 which was the one that closed out his career. While it was a cinematic affair, Taker said he was very pleased to go out in such a manner.
“One, it was special because I had always wanted to work with AJ,” he said. “Although the original plan was to do it in a ring in a more conventional manner. To be able to share such a unique match, and go out with a positive, I think it was the best-case scenario for me.
“I don’t know if the match had been in a wrestling ring, although I was in great shape, and felt really good, and motivated. I think everything worked out the way that it should,” Undertaker said. “And I left on an extremely high note, I was personally satisfied. That was what I was searching for those last few years. That one match that I could hang my hat on and say, ‘I’m done, I’m good, it’s time to go home.'”
The WWE icon will be inducted into the HOF after this Friday’s SmackDown, with the first night of WrestleMania set for Saturday and the second to follow up on Sunday.