Undertaker On Road to Retirement, Looking To Close WWE Career
During night one of WrestleMania, an interesting preview for an Undertaker mini-series set to air on WWE Network gave an indication that WWE and The Undertaker were promoting a special about his last run in the company. The title of the mini-series “The Last Ride” certainly fueled those rumors.
During Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer discussed Taker’s vision for the end of his career. He stated that The Undertaker wants to retire with a good match. And, while the Boneyard match was reportedly one of those matches, it might not be his last.
Meltzer says, “There’s a lot of talk that [The Undertaker] wanted to retire on a good note because he’s had these bad matches. If that’s the case, this would be the way to retire.” But, at the same time, Undertaker has said he’s looking to take match offers on a case-by-case basis and he’s in arguably the best shape he’s been in for years.
The bigger and more immediate concern for the Undertaker was that he was interested in righting what he believed was a huge wrong. His match with Goldberg at the Super ShowDown show left a sour taste in his mouth and he wanted a match that would bring back some of the respect he’d taken years to earn.
March Raimondi of ESPN reports that one way to do that was having a memorable match and the Kurt Angle gave him the idea to it against AJ Styles. He wrote, “Kurt Angle told me Undertaker was talking to him recently, disappointed in his Goldberg match and wanting to redeem himself.” Angle’s response was, “The first thing I said to him was, ‘What about [wrestling] AJ [Styles]?’ … It’ll be the best match you’ve had in years.’”
This suggests more that the Undertaker will pick and choose who he wrestles more carefully and that perhaps this documentary is more about the final road towards his retirement, not the final match of his career.