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WWE’s Legendary Wrestler ‘The Undertaker’ Announces Retirement

Vishnu Vasisht

The legendary wrestler in WWE, Mark Calaway, better known as "The Undertaker" or "The Deadman", announced that it is "right time" to end a career that lasted over 30 years .

The news was announced during the last episode of the documentary 'The Last Voyage', reflecting his life in the ring and outside it recently.

"If there ever was a perfect ending to a race, this was it," Calaway said, referring to his match against AJ Styles during WrestleMania (the company's largest annual event) on April 4.

The legendary WWE fighter believes that "there is nothing left to conquer or achieve" in the industry and that he can "do more good outside the ring" than within it. Mark Calaway passed a 30-year career in the ring. Regarding whether the decision is final, he noted that "only time will tell".

Calaway began his professional career in 1987 , when he joined the World Class Championship Wrestling (WCCW), but in 1989 he moved on to the World Championship Wrestling (WCW).

The American later joined the WWE (by then WWF), where Vince McMahon, head of the company, proposed to play the character "The Undertaker". After his debut in 1990, Calaway managed to remain in the elite of wrestling, rising with numerous titles in the company and maintaining the interest of his character for decades.

After two decades in WWE and a streak of 21 consecutive wins, the loss to Brock Lesnar in 2014 cost him that record. The blow was so hard that many pointed to it as the click to realize that it was the beginning of the end of his prolific career. The Undertaker suffered a severe brain concussion in that fight, which led to a momentary loss of memory. A borderline situation, perhaps, that served as a warning that his body and organism were no longer prepared for the consequences of the ring. Year by year the number of his fights decreased.

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