The Undertaker Names The One Thing Keeping Him From An In-Ring Return

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The Undertaker hasn’t wrestled since defeating AJ Styles at WrestleMania 36 in 2020.

The match came at the end of a lengthy quest to find the perfect ending to his legendary career. After a series of underwhelming matches, the Boneyard Match against Styles was acclaimed by both fans and critics, providing the perfect time to say goodbye.

‘Taker was honoured at Survivor Series later that year, before being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2022. Despite this, there are still rumours that the legend will get back in the ring one more time. This latest round of speculation was kicked into gear by his appearance on the 30th-anniversary special of Raw and his interaction with Bray Wyatt.

During an appearance on the Hawk vs. Wolf podcast, The Deadman discussed the possibility of one more match. During the conversation ‘Taker said that if he was physically able he’d still be in the ring now, but he’s well aware that he can’t give fans the kind of performance that they expect from him.

“Absolutely. If I was physically able to do it, I would be out there right now.. There is a huge amount of our fanbase that will grade you on a curve. They understand that you’re getting long in the tooth, you have a lot of miles on you, but they just want you out there. Then there is one part of that fanbase, ‘Ah man, he’s old, he shouldn’t be out there, he shouldn’t be doing this.’ Without any hesitation at all, if I felt like I could go and deliver, and deliver a performance that people expect when they see my name on the card, I would do it, but I know I can’t.”

The Undertaker Admits He’s Struggled With Retirement

Elsewhere on the podcast, the WWE legend admitted that he’s struggled with retirement. ‘Taker described stepping away from the ring as a “horrible transition,” while trying to throw himself into his new one-man shows.

H/t to Fightful