When The Undertaker suffered only his second WrestleMania loss in 25 matches at the 33rd edition of the event last year, many fans believed he has finally called it a day.
Since his WrestleMania classics with Shawn Michaels, the Deadman haven't quite been the same and a hip replacement last year was a sure-fire sign that the 52-year-old was coming to the end of his legendary career.
He also left his coat, hat and gloves in the ring after his last match in Orlando and that was also taken as a symbol that the Undertaker was finished.
Despite all of that evidence, the WWE has never officially announced that he is retired and one would think if he was, his career would have been celebrated properly.
Goldberg is headlining the Hall of Fame class in 2018, so, once again, it's unlikely the Undertaker will be celebrated and confirmed retired anytime soon.
The Phenom made his first appearance since his WrestleMania defeat to Reigns on the special 25th-anniversary show of Monday Night Raw this week and proceeded to cut a relatively cryptic promo that still suggests he is hanging up his boots - without officially saying it.
Rumours of John Cena versus the Undertaker for WrestleMania 34 still persist, but fans noticed something odd about 'Taker at Raw 25.
Considering that he left those items in the ring at WrestleMania, maybe it is just in-keeping with his character to leave them behind. Or, it really is a symbol that he is done?
Speaking to Corey Graves on the WWE Network, Reigns revealed what is is like to retire the Deadman - or appear to.
“They don’t teach us that. They don’t teach you how to potentially retire The Undertaker,” Roman told Graves, “how to take that emotionally how to accept that responsibility… It was emotional, man, it was way more than I thought it would be.”
His on-screen brother Kane feels sad that Undertaker has had to call it a day, but admits it had to happen sooner or later.
"Well, Undertaker can take care of himself!
“We all knew at some point that was inevitable, but nevertheless, it’s sad because for me it’s like a chapter has closed, and I think a lot of WWE fans feel the same way.”
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