The Undertaker Reveals When He Knew His WWE In-Ring Career Was Over

While promoting his ‘1 deadMAN’ show in the UK this week, The Undertaker spoke about the end of his career.

The Undertaker hasn’t wrestled since his WrestleMania 36 Boneyard Match against AJ Styles in 2020. Before being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame last year, Taker had his final farewell at Survivor Series 2020.

Taker revealed to that while filming the Boneyard match, he realized he couldn’t wrestle any longer after years of deliberation.

“In my heart, I wasn’t ready to do it but in my mind I knew I had to. It’s been a difficult transition because if I physically could, I would still be going. But I can’t put on a match the way people expect to see The Undertaker wrestle. There’s no sense in tarnishing the legacy, or cashing in on the equity that I built up. My back is completely locked up, I’ve got pain shooting down my legs. That’s when I knew I was done.”

He admitted that it isn’t something he’s “really talked about a lot.”

Taker continued, “It was physical, we did some really big stunts, “It was physical, we did some really big stunts, but I shouldn’t have felt the way that I did. It was just that moment of clarity.”