There have been talks of WWE veterans like Ric Flair or Sting possibly making a move outside of WWE. However, there is one legend who is believed to be WWE bound ‘for life’ thanks to his long WWE contract and that is the Undertaker.
According to reports from the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, WWE chairman Vince McMahon signed the Dead Man to a 15 year-long ‘big-money’ deal with the company last year.
While this isn’t a guarantee that he will stay with the company ‘for life’, Taker will be 70 years old when the deal finally ends and this is why it’s believed that he will stay with the company for the remainder of his career.
The Undertaker’s WWE contract had expired last year and he had agreed to a few non-WWE appearances after this, including one at the Starrcast II convention during the Double Or Nothing PPV.
Despite letting Taker go, these announcements reportedly made the Boss angry. After things cooled down between the two, Mr McMahon made an offer to Undertaker he couldn’t refuse financially, with the clause that he cannot make any non-WWE appearance.
This clause made the Last Outlaw pull out of the announced appearances. While the financial details of the deal are not available, it was noted that Undertaker was charging $25,000 per hour for his non WWE gigs and he was having no trouble getting booked at the rate.