“I Started Second-Guessing Myself”- WWE Legend The Undertaker on Not Being a Part of WrestleMania 37

Published 04/23/2021, 11:58 AM EDT


WrestleMania is the stage at which WWE’s biggest talents demonstrate their skills and perform at the very highest level but was also known for being the stage where The Undertaker defended his legendary streak against the strongest opponents in the business.

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However, with the streak no longer existing and age catching up to him, ‘The Deadman’ decided to announce his retirement last year at Survivor Series, exactly 30 years since he first appeared in WWE. His final match in the company was a cinematic match against AJ Styles at WrestleMania 36.

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That being said, fans were forced to watch a WrestleMania without The Undertaker this year, and it was a solemn thought, facing the fact that we will never see ‘The Deadman’ at WrestleMania ever again.

Taker himself admitted to getting emotional while watching WrestleMania 37 from the comfort of his own home and kept shrugging off the feeling that he should have been there.

ATLANTA, GA – APRIL 03: Triple H and Undertaker battle during their WWE No Holds Barred Match at ‘WrestleMania 27’ at the Georgia World Congress Center on April 3, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Moses Robinson/Getty Images)

“I was fine all the way until that first ballyhoo of fireworks,” said The Undertaker, speaking to Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated. “Fortunately, I was home, which made it a little easier, but going through the show and watching, I kept thinking to myself, ‘You should be there.’ I had to work through that.”

The Undertaker admitted to ‘second-guessing’ his retirement

We had 27 WrestleManias in total, watching The Undertaker perform. Year after year, he faced the toughest the business had to offer and always came out on top.

Although he was humbled by Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns, fans have grown accustomed to seeing ‘The Phenom’ at Mania.

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“It’s a little difficult once WrestleMania starts. I started second-guessing myself. So much of my history revolves around WrestleMania,” Taker explained. “There was a bit of an emotional tug of the heartstrings watching this year, but it’s time for me to step aside and let this next generation have the reins and go where they’re going to go.”

Rightfully so, the current generation stole the show with exceptional performances. We got to see the best of WWE in Roman Reigns, Drew McIntyre, Cesaro, Sasha Banks, and also a glimpse of the future in Bianca Belair and Rhea Ripley.

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The Undertaker did his part and built a legacy that can never be forgotten. The reigns are in safe hands now as WWE heads into a new era like it always has.

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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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