After nearly three decades of playing his iconic role, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) superstar, he Undertaker, on Monday announced the end of his illustrious career.
The 55-year-old, whose real name is Mark William Calaway, announced his retirement during the fifth and final instalment of his documentary Undertaker: The Last Ride on WWE Network, a glimpse of which was also shared by the wrestler on his official Twitter handle.
The wrestler said that he has no desire to step in the ring again.
“I guess time will only tell there. In case of emergency, break glass, you pull out The Undertaker. I would have to consider that. Never say never, but at this point in my life and in my career I have no desire to get back in the ring,” he said.
Born on March 24, 1965 in Texas, The Undertaker began his professional career in 1987, working as various gimmicks for World Class Championship Wrestling (WCCW) and other affiliate promotions.
He made his WWE debut in 1990’s Survivor Series event and went on to become one of the most iconic stars of the WWE as his ‘The Deadman’ avatar gave chills to his competitors as well as spectators.
Widely regarded as the greatest wrestler of all-time, The Undertaker is a seven-time world heavyweight champion.
But this is not the first time he is retiring from WWE. In 2017, The Undertaker announced his retirement by dropping his gloves, hat and trench coat in the middle of the ring at the end of WrestleMania 33.
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The Undertaker is an famously secretive WWE star who is credited for elevating the careers of dozens of WWE performers.
One of those performers is Glenn Jacobs, better known as Kane, who played the role of The Undertaker’s brother.
Jacobs, who is the current mayor of Knox County, Tennessee, was a fan favorite in the ring, more so for his ‘sibling rivalry’ with The Undertaker.
WWE shows are not legitimate contests, but purely entertainment-based performance theater, featuring storyline-driven, scripted, and choreographed matches, though matches often include moves that can put performers at risk of injury, even death, if not performed correctly.
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