American WWE legend, Mark William Calaway, better known by the ring name, The Undertaker has announced that he has officially retired from Wrestling and that he has no intention of returning in the ring after three decades in the game.
However, the 55-year-old revealed that, he would return in case of an emergency and if WWE chairman Vince McMahon was “in a pinch”, but referred his final ride the “perfect ending”.
“Here you are, climbing on your motorcycle and taking off.
“There was a lot of thought and a lot of emotion, one of those being ‘are you happy enough with that?’
“It was a powerful moment. You don’t necessarily always get those.
“If there was ever a perfect ending to a career, that right there was it.
“If Vince was in a pinch, would I come back? I guess time would only tell there.
“In case of emergency, break glass, you pull out The Undertaker. I would consider it.
“[But] at this point in my career, I have no desire to get back in the ring.”
The father of 4 said that he now has “nothing left to accomplish” after a long and successful career, totaling to a whopping three decades.
He continued: “I’m at a point, it’s time this cowboy really rides away.
“There’s nothing left for me to conquer or accomplish. The game has changed. It’s time for new guys to come up. The time just seems right.
“This documentary has helped me discover that and opened my eyes to the bigger picture and not judge myself as harshly these last few years. I can do more good outside the ring than I can inside. I’m finally at a place where I can accept that.”
The undertaker began his career way back in 1987, working as various gimmicks for World Class Championship Wrestling (WCCW) and other affiliate promotions, and he became USWA Unified World Heavyweight Champion and WCWA Texas Heavyweight Champion during this time. After signing with World Championship Wrestling (WCW) in 1989, he had a brief stint in the mid-card as “Mean Mark” Callous, before joining the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) in 1990
Among other of his professional career ring names included; Cain the Undertaker, Mark Callous, Mean Mark Callous, Mean Mark, Dice Morgan, The Master of Pain, The Punisher, and Texas Red.