The Undertaker Calls it a Day
Legendary World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) star, The Undertaker, has retired after 30 years in the ring.
The 55-year-old wrestler – real name Mark William Calaway – said that there was “nothing left for me to conquer.”
He confided on his final match: “Here you are, climbing on your motorcycle and taking off … it was a powerful moment.”
The official Twitter account for WWE made the news official on Sunday, 21 June.
Calaway made his first appearance as The Undertaker during the company’s “Survivor Series” pay-per-view in 1990. Since then, has gone on to become what many consider one of the best wrestlers of all time. He also eventually gained the nickname “The Deadman”.
Talking about his years with the company during the documentary, “Undertaker: The Last Ride”, he also mused about his highs and lows.
One of his best moments was winning 21 consecutive matches at WrestleMania, which ended at the 30th edition of the competition when former mixed-martial artist, Brock Lesnar, pinned him.
Despite having “no desire to get back in the ring”, Calaway said that if Vince McMahon – owner of the WWE – needed him to return, he would consider it.