WWE legend The Undertaker has announced his retirement, saying he has “no desire to return to the ring.”
During the final episode of his documentary, The Last Ride, The Undertaker, 55, revealed he will not continue in WWE.
He did confess he would return “in case of emergency” and if boss Vince McMahon was “in a pinch”, but called his final ride the “perfect ending,” Yhe Sun reported on Sunday.
The Undertaker revealed: “I believe I’m at a place now, post-Boneyard, which was a hellacious battle against one of the best in the business.
“Here you are, climbing on your motorcycle and taking off. There was a lot of thought and a lot of emotion, one of those being ‘are you happy enough with that?’
“It was a powerful moment. You don’t necessarily always get those. If there was ever a perfect ending to a career, that right there was it.
“If Vince was in a pinch, would I come back? I guess time would only tell there.
“In case of emergency, break glass, you pull out The Undertaker. I would consider it.
“(But) at this point in my career, I have no desire to get back in the ring.”
The Undertaker went on to say he has “nothing left to accomplish” after a long and successful career, spanning three decades.
He continued: “I’m at a point, it’s time this cowboy really rides away.
“There’s nothing left for me to conquer or accomplish. The game has changed. It’s time for new guys to come up. The time just seems right.
“This documentary has helped me discover that and opened my eyes to the bigger picture and not judge myself as harshly these last few years.
“I can do more good outside the ring than I can inside. I’m finally at a place where I can accept that.”
The announcement came on the back of the revelation from The Undertaker that he and McMahon had a huge row which led to them no longer being on speaking terms last year.
Taker remained loyal to McMahon during the mid-90s as a host of star names such as Hulk Hogan, Kevin Nash, Scott Hall and Bret Hart jumped ship to rival company WCW.
And that show of faith was rewarded as WWE triumphed in the Monday Night Wars leading to McMahon purchasing his competition.
Taker and McMahon have an unbreakable bond, which washighlighted in the new The Last Ride documentary which provides a fascinating behind-the-curtain look at the icon, real name Mark Calaway.