“He’s One of The Toughest Guys in The History of The Business”- Stone Cold Opens up About Undertaker’s Retirement

Published 06/28/2020, 10:29 PM EDT


The Undertaker decided recently that he will not be stepping into the ring again. His days in WWE are over and since this decision, WWE has been releasing various videos paying tribute to his career.

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In this video, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and Mick Foley expressed their feelings about The Undertaker’s journey.

“When I think The Undertaker, I just think this guy with all of this mystique. You knew as soon as you met him he was gonna be somebody,” says Austin.

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The Undertaker’s career is a unique achievement due to the number of years he managed to stay at the top of the food chain. Taking on younger and tougher opponents every year, he has seen them come and go but still stands strong.

“He’s proved time and time again that he’s one of the toughest guys in the history of the business just by the stuff he’s done at some of the WrestleMania pay-per-views,” says Austin.

Being one of the most popular superstars of all time, Stone Cold admits that the pressure is immense. At one point, WWE’s sales depended on one man, which was Stone Cold. He knows a thing or two about being at the ‘all or nothing’ stage.

“Man, when a company is betting on you that’s a hell of a lot of pressure. You must perform and that’s what he’s always done,” says Austin “To ride the edge of a lighting bolt for 30 years, he’s had hands down one of the absolute best careers in the history of the business.”

The Undertaker played a big role in Mick Foley’s career

Mick Foley also weighed in and spared none of his thoughts when it came to speaking about Taker.

“The enormity of what he did for my career, it can’t be understated. I can’t even imagine what my life would be like without him,” admits Foley “I believe The Undertaker has transcended sports entertainment and I will forever think of him as one of the greatest stars in all of entertainment.”

Mankind” Mick Foley fought The Undertaker in one of the greatest matches of all time. This was one of the most brutal matches as well. 

The two superstars climbed and fought on top of the steel cage. The Undertaker soon threw Foley off the cage down 16 feet! As Foley was being carried away, he got back up and began climbing the cage again!

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The Undertaker then threw Foley a second time, this time Chokeslamming him through the cage and down into the ring. The match was a huge success. 

Mick Foley admits how much that match boosted his career and is eternally grateful to The Undertaker for helping him do that.

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The number of people he has influenced cannot be numbered, and he will forever remain an integral part of WWE.

 

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Luke Dias

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Luke Dias is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports, having published more than 1000 articles on professional wrestling. Having completed courses in Advanced Writing from the University of California and Media and Ethics from the University of Amsterdam, Luke is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Journalism from Xavier’s College. His tremendous knowledge of WWE history enables him to make past connections, adding depth to the articles.

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