The Undertaker has finally announced his retirement from the WWE and the fans are very grateful to finally bid a goodbye to the legend himself.
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The Undertaker seemingly announced his retirement on the last episode of “The Last Ride” (just too many lasts here). Obviously, it was a moment to grieve for fans worldwide.
No matter how much we said that The Dead Man should retire now, when the moment has finally arrived, it feels like a huge void has been left in the professional wrestling world. Even though Taker said “Never Say Never”, the tweet put up by the WWE later all but confirms that this time the announcement holds weightage.
He had the perfect send off in his last match against AJ Styles where the two battled in a boneyard and Taker even tapped into his iconic biker persona. Fans on Twitter responded by pouring condolences and wishes of good luck for the legend. However, there were also those who were petrified of the possibility that Vince might again call him for a Saudi Arabia show!
Twitter reacts to the retirement of The Undertaker
Twitter got emotional, nostalgic and funny at the same time. Check out some of the best responses.
The Undertaker riding off into the sunset
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— Alastair McKenzie🏴 (@mckenzieas93V2) June 21, 2020
Popular opinion: When Undertaker is inducted into the Hall of Fame, he should be the only one in his class.
— IBeast (@x_Beast17_x) June 22, 2020
As I am sad to hear the retirement of the phenom @undertaker @WWE, I will never forget what him and the character has done. I was bullied in 5th grade but i gathered the courage to stand up to the bully and summoned my inner Undertaker #ThankYouUndertaker
— Anthony D Legend (@bushwicklegend) June 22, 2020
In the beginning, it was The Undertaker’s character, mystique, and talent that made him a legend.
For 30 years he didn’t want people to see the real man behind the character.
— Darius Guerrero (@dariusguerrero) June 22, 2020
Childhood officially over…
— Chris Jones (@Jonesy876) June 21, 2020
The Undertaker revealed he has no desire to wrestle ever again.
Surely, there’s something symbolic and perfect about Taker going out with a match everyone loved and him riding off on his motorbike literally and figuratively in that same match? pic.twitter.com/JU7K6gvwJT
— Wrestle Features (@WrestleFeatures) June 21, 2020
Congrats to the Undertaker for his 17th retirement from the wwe.
— Kyle (@kylekehler) June 22, 2020
The @undertaker seems like a cool normal dude. My only complaint with him is I wish he would have hung it up a few years ago. I understand it can be difficult, but it gets old to have a farewell tour every single time he performs. Go enjoy retirement!
— 2020 Sucks (@ADipichiwitz) June 22, 2020
The Undertaker has announced he is retiring.
Undertaker and how we look at him today is why I hate when athletes come back from retirement.
Instead of celebrating an iconic career, nobody is really sure if he’s actually done and he won’t get the full appreciation he deserves.
— Ronnie K (@RonnieKRadio) June 22, 2020
I was 24 years old when The Undertaker declared retirement from the ring. 2020
— Mr. Klutch (@MindYouWill) June 22, 2020
The Phenom has been an indispensable part of our childhoods. If this is indeed the end, then it’s actually the end of an era. His legacy has been intertwined with that of the WWE.
For years, The Dead Man has carried the WWE on his back. He stuck with them even when superstars were jumping ship to the WCW in the light of a possible end of the road for the company. More than that, he still continues to appear just because he wants to be of use to the business that gave him so much.
He always had the choice to enjoy his retirement long back, perhaps after his era defining match against Shawn Michaels at Wrestlemania. However, when you are the business, it’s always hard to leave. We wish The Undertaker a very happy retirement and thank him for all the beautiful memories over the years.