The Undertaker might be done in the ring, but Vince McMahon is still keen for The Deadman to remain in wrestling shape.
After thinking it had happened multiple times over the course of the past decade or so, this past November, The Undertaker appears to have finally retired. The Deadman wrestled a Boneyard Match at last year’s WrestleMania, and his final farewell took place at Survivor Series seven months later. The build to that show and the non-character appearances of The Undertaker would suggest that it’s for real this time.
There’s always that thought in the back of fans’ minds though. That niggling “never say never” feeling. It’s no secret that The Undertaker and Vince McMahon are very good friends. How could they not be after working together for three decades? So close that if the boss were to break glass in case of emergency and ask The Phenom to return, he probably would.
In fact, The Undertaker recently revealed that the chairman has been checking up on him. During a recent appearance on The Joe Rogan Experience, The Deadman discussed McMahon’s crazy workout schedule, adding that the boss will give him a call to make sure he has worked out too. “He’s the one guy who will call me out of the clear blue and say, ‘hey did you work out today?’,” Undertaker revealed.
If The Deadman responds with a no, McMahon will ask why and tell him to get in the gym. There are a number of reasons why the boss might be doing this. Number one is that he wants to check in on his friend and make sure he is doing okay. Another is that he wants to make sure Undertaker is in shape should he need him at short notice. It is almost WrestleMania season after all.
If McMahon really does have that power over The Undertaker, we personally hope he never uses it. The Last Ride documented The Deadman’s journey as he chased down that perfect final match. The Boneyard Match allowed him to do that, and anything else at this point could erase that perfect ending and force him to restart that chase.