The Undertaker is all set for surgery, an operation that just might mark the end of his career.
'The Deadman' has had one of the most legendary careers in the history of professional wrestling, at one point going 21-0 in his Wrestlemania career until running into Brock Lesnar at Wrestlemania 30.
Lesnar shocked the world when he F-5'd Taker into a three count during their match at 'The Show Of Shows', leaving the entire arena and millions watching across the world in complete shock. After accumulating a few more Wrestlemania wins, Taker was again defeated at Mania by Roman Reigns.
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The pair locked up at Wrestlemania 33 this past month from Orlando, and after a nasty spear to Taker's solar plexus, the man formerly known as 'The American Badass' had suffered yet another defeat at Mania.
Following that contest Taker left his hat, cloak, and gloves in the ring, capping off a historic 27-year career.
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Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer Newsletter had reported that Undertaker's match against Reigns might have been his last, as he was expected to get hip replacement surgery after the bout. Today (Wed. May 3, 2017) that report was proven to be true.
Per a report from The Sun UK, Taker was spotted in New York this morning visiting the David H Koch Pavilion Hospital for 'Special Surgery' on 575 East 70th Street in Manhattan.
Taker (real name Mark Callaway) was spotted with his wife, and former WWE Superstar Michelle McCool, outside of the hospital. There is also a photo of Callaway and McCool inside their vehicle arriving at the hospital.
Here's one of the photos:
You can check out the rest of the photos by clicking on this link here.
While normally a hip replacement surgery for a 52-year-old would signal the end of an in-ring career, there has been some speculation as to whether or not 'The Deadman' truly is done competing.
With dream matches against people such as John Cena and Sting now in the rear-view mirror, a return for either of those matches could make sense if Taker were to decide that his work inside the squared circle wasn't done.
Despite Taker's apparent retirement he has managed to set up a major storyline from beyond the grave, as the two men to have ever defeated him at Wrestlemania, Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns, are expected to clash with one another down the road.
Lesnar currently holds the WWE Universal Championship and is expected to defend that title against Reigns at Wrestlemania 34.
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