It seemed as if The Undertaker silenced his doubters when it was announced that he’d be returning on episode 900 of SmackDown Live.
In the build-up to his return, there was plenty of speculation on whether he’d ever step foot inside of a WWE ring again, and that WrestleMania 33 could be his last one.
SMACKDOWN LIVE RETURN
Upon his comeback, he looked in good shape, and it’s expected that he’ll be competing at more events, rather than his usual schedule which mainly consists of WrestleMania's.
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However, speaking on his Heated Conversations podcast, Booker T has explained that the injuries he’s sustained means that The Undertaker’s retirement is on the horizon.
He said: “He’s battle-tested, bruised, he’s battered, and he [has] been out of the game for quite some time. And he [has] been in the WWE for over 20 years solid.
“This guy [has] been in all of the big matches as far as the Hell in a Cell, every match you could possibly think of, Undertaker has been there.
IS THE END NEAR?
“And the thing is, he [has] held up. He has gone in there and he [has] pulled it off each and every year he’s asked to go out and perform and I comment Undertaker for that.
“But I tell you, there’s going to be a day Undertaker has to lay down and say, ‘I’m done with it’. There’s going to be that time when he goes into that casket and closes the lid on the career.”
Booker T also went on to reveal that The Deadman could have actually had a lot more work done on his knee, but he opted not to go ahead with it.
If he did go ahead with surgeries and the rehabilitation that follows, it might have resulted in him missing WrestleMania 33 - where he could be going up against John Cena.
He’s correct in saying that The Phenom will continue to go as long as his body lets him, as he always seems to put the company first and has done so for most of his legendary career.
There’s speculation that he could be battling AJ Styles next, and the company couldn’t have picked a better opponent to help carry The Undertaker, while putting on a great match in which the fans are invested in.
What do you make of Booker T’s comments on The Undertaker’s retirement? Have YOUR say in the comments section below.