While The Undertaker has so far resisted the temptation to get back in the ring for one more match, that doesn’t mean his transition into becoming ‘retired WWE Hall of Famer’ has been plain sailing.
The star has spoken openly about the mental struggles he’s faced since stepping away from the ring, but it seems that he’s now coming to terms with the adjustment. During an interview with the Independent to promote his upcoming 1 deadMAN Show UK tour, ‘Taker admitted that he’s now more content away from WWE, but the adrenaline starts running when he’s attending shows.
“I’ve got to the point now where if I’m home, I’m fine. It’s when I do show up at a WWE event I get that ‘I should be getting ready’ feeling”
He went on to recall attending WrestleMania 39 and feeling like he should be involved, commenting “It’s still in my heart and it’s in my brain.”
“At WrestleMania 39, I was there and I had my family and friends up in a suite watching the show and I kind of found myself rocking in my chair like, ‘oh, my gosh, I should be down there’. So in those instances, it’s there. It’s still in my heart and it’s in my brain.”
The Undertaker hasn’t wrestled since defeating AJ Styles at WrestleMania 36 and made his most recent appearance on WWE television at Raw XXX interacting with Bray Wyatt and LA Knight.
The Undertaker Helping The Next Generation
Although he might still have occasional urges to get back in the ring himself, it seems that The Undertaker has also been doing his best to pass on his knowledge to the next generation. In a recent interview, Carmelo Hayes discussed talking with the veteran about his own career, and where he can improve. The NXT Champion was full of praise for The Deadman, who he says helped him understand wrestling from a different perspective.