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Farewell to The Undertaker, Retiring after 30 Years in the Ring

Truly the end of an era for legendary WWE personality Mark William Calaway, aka The Undertaker, has announced his retirement from the ring, effective immediately. The news came during the final episode of docuseries “Undertaker: The Last Ride.”

The Undertaker, photo courtesy of WWE

“My career, my legacy, speaks for itself. At the end of the day that’s really all that matters,” Calaway said. “And I have this other life that I need to go and experience and enjoy the fruits of my labor, enjoy the blessings that I have — my wife, my children.

I believe I’m at a place now post-Boneyard, it’s like I just one a hellacious battle against one of the best in the business,” he added. “Here you are climbing on your motorcycle and taking off. There was a lot of thought and a lot of emotion that went through my head. One of those being, are you happy enough with that? It was just a powerful moment, and you don’t always necessarily get those. If there was ever a perfect to a career, that right there is it. If Vince was in a pinch, would I come back? I guess time will only tell there. In case of emergency break glass, pull out The Undertaker, I would have to consider that. Never say never. But at this point in my life and my career, I have no desire to get back in the ring. I’ve got a pit in my stomach right now [chuckles]. This time the cowboy really rides away.”


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WWE has since posted this image and sentiment to their official Twitter account.