There was some speculation that The Undertaker would be retiring after his match with AJ Styles, especially since it was received so well. Adding to the fuel is the fact that his WWE Network docuseries is called The Last Ride, it makes sense to believe the Deadman was done. Mark Callaway told the Toronto Sun that leaving isn’t really an option for him right now.
“I feel like I’ve got a match (left) that is befitting what I feel like that the legacy of The Undertaker deserves,” he said. “But the hard part is, if I grade myself, I grade myself on where I was physically in the early 2000s. I don’t grade myself on the curve of it being 2020 and being 55 years old.”
Callaway adds that its going to be hard for him to find the perfect balance between expectations and reality for what he can actually do inside the ring.
“The expectations of what I have for myself, with the limitations that I have physically, it really is a delicate balance,” Calaway said. “You’ve got to take a really good look (and ask yourself), OK, is this the match that you’re looking for, is it in the realm of possibility and do I risk long-term damage?… I have young kids still,” he added. “Do you run the risk of jeopardizing your long-term health? All this is kind of what’s going on in my head during this docuseries. What I’m looking for and trying to achieve. Trying to come to grips with leaving that aspect of the business.”
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