The Undertaker

The Undertaker Explains Why He Doesn’t Want To Wrestle Again

During an interview with "Entertainment Tonight", The Undertaker detailed why he isn't keen on a return to the ring.

The Undertaker announced his retirement from professional wrestling during the “Final Farewell” ceremony at Survivor Series 2020 last year.

Fast forward more than 10 months later, and the 56-year-old remains firm on his retirement word, meaning the cinematic “Boneyard match” with AJ Styles at WrestleMania 36 was absolutely his wrestling swan song.

During an appearance on Entertainment Tonight (h/t, The Undertaker once again stressed that he’s done as an in-ring performer, noting that he doesn’t think he’d be able to wrestle at a strong enough level.

“As of this moment, my days in the ring are done,” he said. “And it’s not because I don’t want to be in the ring. That’s where I’ve spent most of my adult life, my whole life really has been spent in the wrestling or sports entertainment ring. In my mind I still can see everything and in my heart I want to be out there.

“But it’s at the point where my body can’t deliver what my mind and my heart see. My body can’t deliver that and I just don’t want to cheapen the legacy of that character. And I’d hate for people to pay money to see me work and be disappointed.”

The Deadman announced his retirement on the final episode of the WWE Network series, Undertaker: The Last Ride. He expressed content with his final match with Styles, which The Undertaker won.

He wouldn’t fully rule out the possibility of coming back for another match if Vince McMahon asked him, though Undertaker stated in The Last Ride that he had “no desire to get back in the ring.”

Speculation about The Undertaker’s retirement lasted several years; many thought he’d call it quits after losing to Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania XXX. The Deadman even hinted at riding off into the sunset when he lost to Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 33, but it would be another three years until he finally decied it was time to retire.

The Undertaker Should Stay Retired

The Undertaker had a near-perfect sendoff when he defeated Styles at WrestleMania 36. There wasn’t a live crowd to witness his final match, but in terms of overall entertainment and quality, it would be very difficult for Undertaker to top that performances.

There have been too many instances of wrestling legends not knowing when to retire, and in some ways, it has hurt some of their legacies. The Undertaker will simply not enjoy a better exit from the ring at this point, so he’s wise in staying committed to retirement. Up next, a spot in the WWE Hall of Fame.

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