The Undertaker has been the first name to be confirmed for this year’s WWE Hall Of Fame class.
WWE announced the news earlier this week. The Hall Of Fame ceremony is scheduled for Friday, April 1st from the American Airlines Arena in Dallas and will air live on Peacock after Friday Night SmackDown.
The Undertaker commented on the induction during an appearance on The Today Show and how his mother told him that if he’s going into the Hall Of Fame then that means he’s done wrestling for good.
“She also kind of puts it together, like, if he goes in the Hall of Fame, he ain’t getting back in the ring. So she ain’t gonna be worried about her baby boy hurting anymore.
Taker was asked if his mom worried about him over the years. He responded with, “Oh my gosh, yes, it’s ridiculous. If I didn’t call home after a pay-per-view, I was gonna hear about it.”
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) February 19, 2022
The former WWE Champion also commented on the honor with this post on Twitter: “Received an overwhelming response to the news. Thank you to everyone who reached out but for now, I’ll say this… it’s been a wild ride … headed to the #WWEHOF!”
The Undertaker character is considered by many to be the greatest gimmick in the history of the business. He made his promotional debut at the 1990 Survivor Series event and has left an amazing legacy behind alongside several accolades.
Take wrestled for the final time against AJ Styles at WrestleMania 36 in 2020 while doing the Boneyard Match. He later had a retirement ceremony at the 2020 Survivor Series and has noted in past interviews that he’s done wrestling.
— Undertaker (@undertaker) February 19, 2022