The Undertaker’s ongoing five-part documentary on the WWE Network has given access to the man behind the character like we’ve never seen before.
The whole premise of the ‘Last Ride’ series is exploring the winter of his in-ring days as The Deadman faces calling an end to his storied career.
However, according to the Wrestling Observer, The Phenom signed a 15-year deal with WWE just last year.
Bearing in mind he is 55-years-old now, that’s quite a deal. If Undertaker saw this deal out, he would have completed 44 years of service after debuting with the company in 1990.
It’s not clear how long Undertaker has left actively wrestling. It seems like the critically acclaimed Boneyard match from WrestleMania 36 might have breathed some new life into his character.
Of course, WWE aren’t expecting ‘Taker to wrestle until he is 70 – at least we don’t think so.
It’s very common that WWE legends have deals with the company to keep the merchandise going and to appear at either meet and greets or promotional events.
Or, they may well use ‘Taker’s expertise behind the scenes. Either way, while he’s not retired yet, one has to think it’s not too far off.
Undertaker has been opening up like never before in recent weeks and he recently spoke on the streak being broken for the very first time.
At WrestleMania 30, Brock Lesnar was the first man in 22 that tried to defeat The Undertaker at WrestleMania.
“Internally and the way this business works, I knew someday it would end,” Undertaker admitted during an interview on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show, per Wrestling Inc.
“In our industry, you don’t walk away like Floyd [Mayweather], undefeated, or Rocky Marciano. It just doesn’t happen that way in wrestling. It was always in the back of my mind that it would end.
“Although, most of my peers and people that I work with thought it was a horrible decision, and I just asked Vince, ‘are you sure? Is this what you want?’
“He was like, ‘if it’s not Brock, who can beat you?’ Alright, well, it’s your call.”
“Everybody thinks I have all this juice like I can say yes or say no,” ‘he continued.
“I could have said no, but what good was that gonna do? That really would have disappointed people. What do I do?
“I go out and throw a tissy and go, ‘if I’m not going over, then I’m not going in.’ That’s not me. I’m business, and business comes first before anything personal.
“So I just double-checked he was sure 100 percent that was what he wanted to do, and that was the plan so I went with it.”
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