The Undertaker had a consistent presence on WWE programming for decades, but he wrestled his final match when he defeated AJ Styles at WrestleMania 36. Undertaker’s WrestleMania matches are without question a huge part of his legacy, and they will no doubt be a topic of discussion at the WWE Hall of Fame induction ceremony this year.
During a recent interview with SHAK Wrestling the future Hall of Famer talked about his run with WrestleMania matches, and why he felt his match with AJ Styles was special after putting on a disappointing performance at WrestleMania 33.
“Yeah, absolutely. I was so disappointed in my performance with Roman [Reigns] at that Mania. I could give you a hundred excuses and my hip was this and all of that, but I’m the one that made the decision to do it so I need to accept the consequences of that decision.
But, yes, it was very gratifying. One, it was special because I’ve always wanted to work with AJ [Styles]. The original plan was to actually do it in a ring and more conventional manner, but to be able to share such a unique match and go out with such a positive, I think it was the best-case scenario for me. I don’t know if the match had been in a wrestling ring, although I was in great shape and felt really good and motivated, I think I think everything worked out the way that it should. I left on an extremely high note and I was personally satisfied and that was what I was searching for those last few years. Is that one match that I could hang my hat on and say, ‘I’m done, I’m good. It’s time to go home.’”
The Undertaker will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame on Friday, April 1st. Stay tuned for more updates as they become available.