Wrestling legend and WWE superstar The Undertaker has announced his retirement from World Wrestling Entertainment.
The 55-year-old veteran wrestler, whose real name is is Mark Calaway had announced in the last episode of the WWE docuseries The Last Ride about his decision to leave the ring for good.
The Undertaker’s last match was against AJ Styles at WrestleMania 36.
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“You can never appreciate how long the road was until you’ve driven to the end. #TheLastRide,” he posted on Twitter.
In a series of tweets, WWE quoted his farewell message: “I did things my way, and I’m gonna leave my way. If there was ever a perfect ending to a career, that right there is it. I felt much better than I thought I was going to. I felt like my stride was long, felt pretty natural.”
The Undertaker holds many records within the WWE. A seven-time world champion, he won the WWF/E championship four times and the world heavyweight championship three times.
He is also a six-time tag team champion, winning once with Stone Cold Steve Austin, twice with The Big Show, once with The Rock and twice with Kane.
Furthermore, he is the winner of the 2007 Royal Rumble. That describes why he is considered one of the greatest wrestlers of all time and he became a cultural icon around the world.
Here is how Twitter reacts to the retirement of The Undertaker:
"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 Undertaker says in the final episode #TheLastRide— Pro Wrestling Sheet (@WrestlingSheet) June 21, 2020
“This time the cowboy really rides away” https://t.co/D2EgiLn8Rc
I, like many, grew up watching the Undertaker. He was easily one of my favorites and one of the reasons I got into Professional Wrestling as a whole.— All Elite Kyle 🎃 (@kylesprescott) June 21, 2020
A legend in the business.
After over 30 years, he has earned this retirement.#ThankYouTaker pic.twitter.com/0zdLQhHBAt
A sad day we all knew would be coming sooner rather than later. Thank you @undertaker for the 30 years you’ve given to the wrestling buisness. A true icon of the sport.. enjoy retirement, you’ve earned it. pic.twitter.com/wjslVF0ku7— AAB777 (@AAB777) June 21, 2020
the Undertaker's Decade of Dominance was not over and he would win the Armageddon Hell in the Cell match. I was there when he beat Hulk Hogan for the WWE Championship at Judgment Day. I was there when "The Streak" ended at Wrestlemania 30. And now (cont'd) 2/ #ThankYouTaker— Daniel Emery Taylor (@DEmeryTaylor) June 22, 2020
As I am sad to hear the retirement of the phenom @undertaker @WWE, I will never forget what him and the character has done. I was bullied in 5th grade but i gathered the courage to stand up to the bully and summoned my inner Undertaker #ThankYouUndertaker— Anthony D Legend (@bushwicklegend) June 22, 2020