“There’s nothing left for me to conquer or accomplish. The game has changed. It’s time for new guys to come up. The time just seems right,” said an emotional Mark Callaway or popularly known as The Undertaker. The legendary WWE Superstar announced his retirement during the final episode of his documentary ‘The Last Ride’.
In the final chapter of the series, Undertaker revealed that he is at peace with not getting in the ring again thus putting an end to a career that spanned three decades.
A historic Wrestlemania streak, epic matches, unforgettable moments, and immense respect given by his colleagues and fans, The Undertaker will go down as the best character in the history of sports entertainment.
“Never say never, but at this point in my life and in my career, I have no desire to get back in the ring. I’m at a point, it’s time this cowboy really rides away,” said The Undertaker.
“There’s nothing left for me to conquer. There’s nothing left for me to accomplish. The game has changed. It’s time for new guys to come up. The time just seems right. I think this documentary has helped me discover that. It’s really opened my eyes to the bigger picture,” he added.
Even though, The Undertaker said that he would be ready to step in, in case of any emergency, but made it clear that his final ride is the “perfect ending” for his in-ring career.
Tributes started to flow as soon as the final episode of the documentary ‘Last Ride’ aired on Sunday where Mark Callaway or The Undertaker was seen reflecting on his career and his last match as he said he couldn’t have walked away with a better ending than this.
His last match in WWE was at WrestleMania 36 when he and AJ Styles fought in a Boneyard match in April in which The Deadman had emerged victorious.
He was first introduced in the 1990’s Survivor Series when he debuted as the final member of Ted DiBiase’s “Million Dollar Team.” He holds an enviable record of 25-2 at Wrestlemania.
The Undertaker has remained one of the most loyal performers for the WWE and Vince McMahon and over the years, became a father-figure in the WWE circuit due to his experience, class, and willingness to help others out.
Championship belts and historic achievements have been a part and parcel of a legendary ride that has enthralled fans for more than 30 years.