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 Posted: Sun Jun 21st, 2020 06:12 pm
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During the last 15 minutes of the final episode of The Undertaker documentary that premiered today on WWE Network, Undertaker essentially announced his retirement and they paid tribute to his career. Of course you have to take all wrestling retirements with a grain of salt, and he said he was done at the end of almost every chapter of this documentary series, so who knows.  But the series wraps up with ‘Taker saying that the boneyard match was the perfect exit for the character and the death of his brother the night before WM, Michelle McCool’s nephew, and Kobe Bryant made him realize he has to stay home for good this time. They definitely played it up like it’s over, and sent him out while playing a career retrospective set to George Strait’s “Last Troubadour”. They also brought it to almost real time at the end, with the final interview and retirement announcement filmed just 2 weeks ago. Undertaker was pretty much in tears, so I feel like he meant it when he said it, although I still think there’s a 50-50 chance he’s at WM next year. 

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Lol....

He's the Terry Funk of Wrestlemania retirements.

I bet he wants to go out in front of a crowd and he will be back for a post-pandemic Mania



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martini wrote: Lol....

He's the Terry Funk of Wrestlemania retirements.

I bet he wants to go out in front of a crowd and he will be back for a post-pandemic Mania

Not really. Although the documentary shows him contemplating retirement behind the scenes several times, he’s never publicly announced anything of the sort before.   At this stage of his career, everyone knows that every match could be his last, but he's gone out of his way to never publicly discuss it before.

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srossi wrote: martini wrote: Lol....

He's the Terry Funk of Wrestlemania retirements.

I bet he wants to go out in front of a crowd and he will be back for a post-pandemic Mania

Not really. Although the documentary shows him contemplating retirement behind the scenes several times, he’s never publicly announced anything of the sort before.   At this stage of his career, everyone knows that every match could be his last, but he's gone out of his way to never publicly discuss it before.
You been hit in the head too many times?
Every Mania since 2013 has been his "last."



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Someone will goad him out of retirement for ONE MORE MATCH next WM. He's gotta go out in front of a crowd. And he'll go in the HOF that weekend.



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Yeah, I think this is obviously to get him in line for the Hall of Fame in 2021, but I feel like he is far more likely to show up at a Saudi show as opposed to Wrestlemania at this point.  The Wrestlemania cards are always full and short on time, and the Saudi shows are big on legends making appearances.

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I wouldn't equate this to a Terry Funk retirement. Apart from his retirement in 1981, when he thought he had a legit career in Hollywood ahead of him as an actor and screenwriter, Funk was always working his retirements. He could get a nice pay day for his "last" match and then get promoters to pay him more to bring him out of retirement.

I think Taker is sincere in his retirement today, but things change.

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Over the last day, there have been a lot of social media engagement and thanks for Mark Calaway aka The Undertaker following the end of WWE Network's Undertaker - The Last Ride documentary series, rightfully lauding him for his amazing career in the wake of "retirement."

Only, if you watch the episode, Calaway never specifically said he was retired. Not once.

Mark Calaway stated he was OK with not returning to the ring and wanted to be more present and "in the moment" with family and friends (which is something we should all aspire to do) but he never specifically said this was the end forever, just the end of that chapter of his life.

As Undertaker said, there is an "In emergency, break glass" for the character if Vince McMahon needs it.

So, remember, he never said definitively this was the end...and what pro wrestler ever does stay away forever?

Don't assume The Undertaker is retired, because that word was never stated.



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Mike Johnson is so clever. The only person in the world who noticed that!



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MSG paid tribute to The Undertaker’s career today. 

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The Undertaker tribute show on tonight’s Smackdown opened with an Ana big music video retrospective of his career, one of the better things WWE’s production team has put together in many years.



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