Career RIP for the Deadman
Wrestlemania 33 saw the end of arguably the greatest career in professional wrestling history when The Undertaker lost to Roman Reigns on Sunday April 3, 2017.
After the loss that capped off the pay-per-view, The Undertaker took off his traditional long dark robe and Caliqo’s Broadway hat and laid them in the middle of the ring. This is the first time he has done this at the end of a match, signalling to most wrestling fans his last match.
It would not be too far-fetched to predict his retirement because he turns 53 this year, generally considered old in the wrestling business.
Steven Ferrufino, a 20 year old student in British Columbia and an avid WWE fan for many years, said he felt like this day was coming for The Undertaker very soon.
“I knew this would be his last match.” There were rumours that he would participate in one more Wrestlemania but he’s getting up there in age and this was his second lost,” said Ferrufino.
The Undertaker began his career in WWE in November 1990 at Survivor Series. In a career spanning almost three decades, The Undertaker has had one of the longest reigning active careers in wrestling history.
Chad Korbin, from Toronto’s underground independent circuit, said this retirement is one of the most significant for the WWE in recent history.
“He’s one of the pillars for the WWE. He was basically the last superstar performing from the Attitude Era and beyond,” said Korbin.
Sources say WWE Chairman Vince McMahon plans to induct The Undertaker into the 2018 WWE Hall of Fame.