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The Undertaker shares the exact moment he knew it was time for him to retire



The Undertaker worked his last match against AJ Styles at WrestleMania 36 in 2020 while doing the Boneyard Match, which was a cinematic type bout.

At the end of his Last Ride series on the WWE Network, some fans took his retirement as an in-ring performer open-ended with the possibility of him working another match.

However, it was later confirmed that “The Deadman” is indeed retired from the pro wrestling business. He had his “Final Farewell” appearance at the Survivor Series pay-per-view event last November, which served as his retirement ceremony.

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The Undertaker recently did an interview with Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated. During it, he noted that he realized it was time to retire midway through taping his match at WrestleMania 36.

“About halfway through that night with AJ, I knew that was it for me. It became really obvious throughout the course of that night that I could no longer physically do things the way I want to do them, and I refuse to ever shortcut our fans.”

Taker noted that he usually starts to train around October for WrestleMania as a way to get his body ready for the match. However, he didn’t do that this time around and did so to have a safety net in place in case he changed his mind about working another match.