In the last episode of ‘The Last Ride documentary’, The Undertaker announced his retirement from WWE. The news came as a shock to WWE fans despite the advanced age of the Deadman.
Now, in an interview on ‘My Mom’s Basement‘ podcast, The Undertaker revealed that Vince McMahon did not react well. The Undertaker said that he felt that by saying he was retiring, he was taking away his temptation to return to the ring.
“It was in my thought process. I have a whole group of people who are like, ‘You can go out and do this, people will go crazy.’ On the inside, I’m thinking, ‘I don’t move the way I used to move, it’s a watered down version.’ I also love this business so much and love performing. It’s almost like I needed somebody to put the bullet in there and stop. Once we started rolling with this, it was in the back of my mind, ‘I can get to a point where this will solidify it and I won’t have a choice.'”
However, Vince McMahon did not want the finality of his retirement to be included in the documentary. So, The Undertaker said the ‘never say never’ line to add some ambiguity.
“Originally, that’s where I was at until I had to send the last 15 minutes to the Chairman [Vince McMahon]. He didn’t like the ending at all. That’s where we put the line back in there, ‘never say never.’ I’m coming to grips with it. Obviously, as we get close to [WrestleMania], I’ll have that internal feeling like I should be getting ready for something.” – h/t Fightful
Whether The Undertaker will ever return to wrestling in the future remains unknown. It is known that AJ Styles wants a ‘career vs career’ match against The Undertaker.