Everyone knows how much of a legend The Undertaker is.
Whether you’re a fan of World Wrestling Entertainment or not, you will know who he is and you will probably have some form of memory involving him.
Whether it’s having an Inferno match against his ‘brother’ Kane, throwing Mankind off the Hell In A Cell, or riding on a motorbike and dressed like an ‘American Bada**’, you will have a memory of The Phenom.
And, according to the Wrestling Observer, per The Sun, plenty more memories of The Deadman will be made as only last year, in 2019, he signed a new deal with WWE.
All sounds normal, but it’s worth noting that the now 55-year-old put pen to paper on a 15-YEAR deal with WWE… he’s under contract with them until he’s 69.
It is very clear that Vince McMahon wants to take no risks with The Undertaker and doesn’t want to see him featuring for any other company… AEW springs to mind.
Now most people would be confident that ‘Taker would never do that to WWE, and you are probably right, but Vince tying him down until he’s 69 shows just how desperate he is to keep him on WWE’s books and not have him fighting anywhere else.
You’d be forgiven for thinking that Undertaker was on his last legs with WWE following his disastrous WrestleMania match with Roman Reigns, but it seems like he has plenty left in the gas tank. Whether he has 15 years worth, however, is another matter.
A lot has been made of ‘Taker’s performance vs Reigns at ‘Mania 33, and it’s been well documented in the recent ‘The Last Ride’ documentary following Mark Calaway around.
However, the veteran was so upset with his performance that night, he wanted to carry on and prove to people he could still hang with the younger generation.
That’s something he certainly proved this year at WrestleMania 36, as his Boneyard Match with AJ Styles was one of the highlights of the weekend.
So, despite making his debut in WWE way back in 1990, ‘Taker could feasibly be involved with the company until a remarkable 2034.
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