The final episode of Undertaker: The Last Ride premiered today and focused on his most recent matches ? including his victory over AJ Styles in a Boneyard Match at WrestleMania 36. Throughout the documentary The Undertaker struggled with the idea of calling it a career in the ring and addressed how he felt after a successful match against Styles that saw The Deadman ride off on his motorcycle.
“I believe I’m at a place now ? post Boneyard [Match] ? it’s like, ‘I just won a hellacious battle against one of the best in the business,’ and here you are, climbing on your motorcycle, and taking off,” Taker said. “There was a lot of thought, a lot of emotion that went through my head. One of those being, ‘Are you happy enough with that?’ It was a powerful moment, and you don’t necessarily always get those. Man, if there was ever a perfect ending to a career that right there is it.
“If Vince was in a pinch, would I come back? I guess time will only tell there. ‘In case of emergency,’ you break glass and pull out The Undertaker. I would have to consider that. Never say never, but at this point in my life and my career, I have no desire to get back in the ring.”
After saying that, Taker took a moment to clear his throat, and said to production, “I got a pit in my stomach right now.”
“This time the cowboy really rides away,” Undertaker said as he got a bit emotional.
“There’s nothing left for me to conquer,” Taker continued. “There’s nothing left for me to accomplish. The game has changed, it’s time for new guys to come up. I don’t know, the time just seems right. I think this documentary has helped me discover that. It’s really opened my eyes to the bigger picture and allowed me to not judge myself as harshly on these last few years. To see things on a broader scale.”
Undertaker: The Final Ride is available on the WWE Network.
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