It’s been almost two years since The Undertaker wrestled a match, with his last one being at WrestleMania 36 against AJ Styles in a Bonyard Match, in which Undertaker won.
After a 30-year career in-ring in WWE, The Undertaker was honored with a special retirement ceremony at Survivor Series 2020.
During a recent interview with the Dallas Morning News, the Undertaker had the following to say about how he physically cannot put forth his best effort in the ring anymore:
“Yeah, of course it does. I think it’s always in my head and in my heart, especially getting ready for WrestleMania here at AT&T Stadium it’s just like … man. But it’s just at a point where physically, I can’t perform at a level. I mean, I could go out and walk through something and I could get through a match. But I can’t give people what they expect at this point.
“When you see Undertaker, you pay money to see that guy wrestle. I can’t deliver physically on what people’s expectations are. … The passion is obviously still there. I think that will always be there. It’s just the physical side of it. … My time has come, my time has gone. This is the WWE and things happen, you never know. But I know that my time has passed and it’s time for these young guys to step up and take over and lead us to where we’re going.”