The Undertaker’s in-ring career is seemingly over.
On the fifth and final installment of Undertaker: The Last Ride, which debuted today on WWE Network, The Undertaker revealed that he thinks of his WrestleMania 36 Boneyard Match with A.J. Styles as his last match.
“If Vince was in a pinch, would I come back? I guess time will only tell there,” Undertaker said. “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,”
The final episode of The Last Ride frames Undertaker, aka Mark Calaway’s match with Bill Goldberg at Super ShowDown in June 2019 as the catalyst for his decision to step away.
“Something nearly catastrophic happened,” Calaway said. “It wasn’t anybody’s fault, it was just something that happened. But I was two inches away from probably having my neck broken.”
“Once those thoughts, once they get in there, it’s really difficult to get them out,” said Calaway.
The Last Ride suggests that after an appearance on Broken Skull Sessions with Steve Austin, Styles called Calaway and offered to be his last WrestleMania opponent.
The documentary then chronicles the machinations of Calaway deciding whether or not to take Styles up on his offer. The series ends with Calaway seemingly at peace with his decision.
“The big thing is, I’m okay. I’m okay mentally and emotionally if I’m not an in-ring performer any more…” said Calaway. “This time the cowboy really rides away.”
“I’m good to walk away. Because when we started this whole thing [making the documentary] I wasn’t.”