Why This May Be The Undertaker’s Retirement Tour


After only making an appearance at WrestleMania over the course of recent years, The Undertaker has become a semi-regular character on WWE programming once again. Is this because The Dead Man is on a retirement tour?

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There is always great recognition when it comes to an entertainer on a retirement tour.

There have been many examples of that sentiment in sports. The most recent example was when New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter retired after the 2014 Major League Baseball season. Jeter announced before the season that 2014 would be his last year and that led to the shortstop being recognized by fan bases across the country. The 2014 season served as a retirement tour for Jeter and it was capped off when the shortstop had a walk-off hit in his last at bat in Yankee Stadium. The perfect ending to an illustrious career.

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WWE may be in the middle of their own retirement tour.

The Undertaker has had an illustrious career with WWE. Between his undefeated streak at WrestleMania, in-ring skills, and successful characters–The Undertaker will undoubtedly be remembered as one of the greatest superstars ever to step into a WWE ring.

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  • Over the course of recent years, The Undertaker’s appearances have been limited to WrestleMania. With each passing WrestleMania, there was speculation that The Undertaker had wrestled his last match in WWE. That wasn’t the case after The Undertaker’s victory over Bray Wyatt at WrestleMania 31. Many figured that The Undertaker’s last match would not be against Wyatt. Many also figured that the next time that The Undertaker would be seen after WrestleMania 31 would be at WrestleMania 32.

    That is why WWE Battleground was a shocking scene as The Undertaker returned to cost Brock Lesnar his opportunity at reclaiming the WWE World Heavyweight championship. That led to a match between Lesnar and The Undertaker at SummerSlam that ended in a controversial finish. After the controversial finish, the thought was that The Undertaker and Lesnar wouldn’t have their third and decisive match until WrestleMania 32. That thought was wrong as WWE announced that The Undertaker and Lesnar would face each other in a Hell in the Cell match at the Hell in the Cell pay-per view in October.

    With his appearance at Battleground and matches with Lesnar at SummerSlam and eventually Hell in the Cell, The Undertaker will have worked three pay-per views since WrestleMania 31. Not to mention that The Undertaker is also scheduled to team with Kane during WWE’s Mexico tour in October.

    The increased appearances from The Undertaker has the feel of a retirement tour. A tour that will end at WrestleMania 32 when The Undertaker has one last match in front off 100,000 fans. And with that said, there is nothing else to say except for “Thanks, Dead Man.”

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