Mark Calaway has announced his retirement from WWE; encourages new wrestlers to take the stage.
Mark Calaway (55), who has wrestled as The Undertaker has announced his retirement from the World Wide Entertainment (WWE) after three decades on the ring.
The Undertaker has been the most iconic character in WWE and wrestling as a whole since his debut at one of WWE’s signature pay-per-view’s Survivor Series in November 1990.
According to Screen Rant, in the final episode of his WWE Network docuseries Undertaker: The Last Ride, the multi-time champion explained that he feels it is time to walk away from the ring.
Calaway also said he has nothing left to accomplish and that for the time being, his Boneyard Match against AJ Styles at this past WrestleMania should be seen as his final match.
“I’m at a point, it’s time this cowboy really rides away,” Undertaker said.
“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.”
The Phenom as he is also known confessed that the docuseries “has helped me discover that and opened my eyes to the bigger picture and not judge myself as harshly these last few years,” and that he “can do more good outside the ring than I can inside.”
“I’m finally at a place where I can accept that.” As for his last match, Undertaker said, “I believe I’m at a place now, post-Boneyard, which was a hellacious battle against one of the best in the business. Here you are, climbing on your motorcycle and taking off.”
In addition, he shared the last episode of the fight with his Twitter followers with the caption: “You can never appreciate how long the road was until you’ve driven to the end.”
Source: Screen Rant