The Undertaker recently spoke to People to hype up his new Last Ride documentary, which premiered yesterday on the WWE Network. Among other topics, The Deadman discussed a possible future retirement speech, something he says he doesn’t see fitting for his character.
When you’re thinking of the old school Undertaker, that’s not a character that comes down to the ring and says, ‘Thank you for being with me for 30 years. It’s been a great career. I want to thank…’ That’s not what that guy does if you’re being true to the character and what people want to see.
Taker would then compare the sendoff of legendary NFL Quarterback John Elway as a path he would like to mimic with his career.
I’ve had this amazing career, I’ve been so blessed to have this career and far exceeded the expectations of when I got in this business. But I kind of want the John Elway ending, you know? The John Elway ending, when he went out and he won a couple of Super Bowls and then retired. Or Peyton Manning, he wins the Super Bowl, then retired. When I’m looking at it, I want that match, that match when it’s just like, ‘Oh yeah. Bam. I still got it. I got gas in the tank, I tore it down. Now walk away.
Full interview can be found here.