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The Undertaker hinted at retirement backstage at WrestleMania?

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The Undertaker picked up his 23rd WrestleMania win on Sunday night with victory over Shane McMahon, but there is unlikely to be a 24th if reports today are to be believed.

In fact, according to F4wOnline, there might not be any more in-ring work at all for the Deadman moving forward.

The wrestling publication reported, via NoDQ, today that 'Taker was telling people backstage at the Dallas Cowboys' AT&T Stadium that his match against Shane McMahon was to be his last.

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These reports will only further speculation about his future which was sparked on Sunday night when fans noticed the veteran wrestler leave behind his black gloves in the middle of the ring following his match with McMahon - a gesture seen by many as an admission that his career was over.

Although the idea of no more 'Taker matches would be a bitter pill to swallow for WWE fans, at 51 and with decades of wrestling behind him, it wouldn't exactly be a shock.

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To have his last match in his home state of Texas, too, against the son of the man who has employed him for so many years would be a fitting ending to the legendary superstar's in-ring work.

Future plans

Whether the WWE would agree with the Undertaker's apparent plan, though, remains to be seen.

With the legendary star currently scheduled to work an event in Newcastle, England as part of the WWE's European Tour on April 20, there would have to be some last minute adjustments if 'Taker was to rule himself out.

It is also worth noting that the Undertaker using WrestleMania to apparently tell people that he is done wrestling isn't a totally new thing. In fact, he reportedly said a very similar thing last year after his match against Bray Wyatt at WrestleMania 32.

Perhaps the Showcase of the Immortals simply puts him in a reflective mood each and every year.

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It will be a while yet before we really know what the Undertaker's plans are moving forward. Even if he wrestles in the UK this month, the fact that he barely fights outside of WrestleMania these days means it could be some time before he is involved in any capacity on Raw or SmackDown.

The past 12 months have been 'Taker's most active in years what with his feud with Brock Lesnar.

If the WWE are to convince the veteran to continue on until WrestleMania 33 you'd think scaling back his work once again would be enough to convince him to give fans at least one more match.

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