The Undertaker is retired. At least according to him, as he revealed in an exclusive interview with Barstool Sports.
When quizzed whether the decision to make The Last Ride documentary series was so he could retire in a manner wherein he could not later renege on his vow, The Undertaker commented:
“It was in my thought process. I have a whole group of people who are like, ‘You can go out and do this, people will go crazy.’ On the inside I’m thinking, ‘I don’t move the way I used to move, it’s a watered down version.’ I also love this business so much and love performing. It’s almost like I needed somebody to put the bullet in there and stop.”
The Undertaker added:
“Once we started rolling with this, it was in the back of my mind, ‘I can get to a point where this will solidify it and I won’t have a choice.”
Interestingly, The Undertaker also revealed that WWE Chairman, Vince McMahon did not like the original ending to the The Last Ride docu-series and insisted that ‘The Deadman’s’ retirement announcement not be so explicit.
“That’s why we put the line back in there, ‘never say never.’ I’m coming to grips with it. Obviously, as we get close to (WrestleMania), I’ll have that internal feeling that I should be getting ready for something.”
Although, McMahon may not want to accept it, it does appear that The Undertaker is staying retired, although we may have to wait a few months until The Road to WrestleMania begins, to know for sure.