The Undertaker worked as an in-ring performer for the final time against AJ Styles at WrestleMania 36 in 2020 while doing the Boneyard Match, which was a cinematic type bout.
He later had a retirement ceremony at last year’s Survivor Series and has noted in past interviews that he’s done wrestling.
The Undertaker has been making the media rounds to promote WrestleMania 38 tickets going on sale this week. While doing an interview with Dallas Morning News, Taker made it clear that his in-ring days are done.
He started out by noting that the wrestling bug is always in his heart especially around WrestleMania time, but he’s at the point where he can’t perform at a certain level and can’t give the fans what they expect.
“The passion is obviously still there. I think that will always be there. It’s just the physical side of it. … My time has come, my time has gone. This is the WWE and things happen, you never know. But I know that my time has passed and it’s time for these young guys to step up and take over and lead us to where we’re going.”
Taker is considered to be a WWE lifer and is still working with the company for outside of the ring projects including the recent Netflix interactive film, Escape The Undertaker.