The Undertaker May Have Wrestled His Final Match
People thought that Taker was retiring after his Mania undefeated streak was snapped by Brock Lesnar in 2014, but that was not the case.
It may have not been the show we were expecting, but WrestleMania 36 has come and gone, and a good portion of the WWE landscape has changed, but some of those changes were better than others.
The first night of Mania ended with the Boneyard Match between The Undertaker and A.J. Styles, and it was quite unique, as it was held outside and felt more like a movie than an actual match.
This was Taker’s 27th WrestleMania match, which is more than anyone else in the company has had, and he sports a 25-2 record at the event, but this year’s match may have been the most important one.
End Of The Line?
The Undertaker has been wrestling since 1987, and he recently turned 55, which means that his body is not as resilient as it once was, and considering the fact that he has had head injuries and hip surgery in recent years, his retirement has presumably been imminent for a while now.
Following his win over Styles, Taker posted a picture of himself on Instagram, where he said, “It was a hell of a ride!”
This has caused many to think that Taker may have finally called it a career, and insider Dave Meltzer added fuel to the fire when he said this on Wrestling Observer Radio:
“There’s a lot of talk that [The Undertaker] wanted to retire on a good note because he’s had these bad matches. If that’s the case, this would be the way to retire.”
Time Will Tell
People thought that Taker was retiring after his Mania undefeated streak was snapped by Brock Lesnar in 2014, but that was not the case, and people then thought that his final match took place in 2017 when he left his gear in the ring following his loss to Roman Reigns, but that was not the end of his career either.
This could have really been Taker’s last ride, but chances are, we will not really know until next year’s WrestleMania, or until the next pay-per-view in Saudi Arabia.