Vince McMahon Pays Tribute to Undertaker After WrestleMania 33 Retirement


Vince McMahon’s simple tweet may mean it’s definitely the end of the line for the Undertaker in WWE.

Vince McMahon recently held WrestleMania 33 in front of over 60,000 people at Camping World Stadium, as well as the one-plus million at home on the WWE Network and pay-per-view. It made for a memorable show, including its final moments.

In the main event of WrestleMania, Roman Reigns defeated the Undertaker. With speculation about the latter’s health already in question, he stayed in the ring and symbolically removed his ring gear, leaving it at the center of the squared circle. He walked out of the ring, kissed his wife, and made his way down the entrance ramp one last time to exit.

Well, after all the tributes came in, Mr. McMahon paid one himself to ‘Taker on Friday afternoon. He posted a photo of the ring gear left at WrestleMania, using the hashtag “#ThankYouTaker.”

A simple but strong gesture from the Chairman, who worked with Undertaker since he joined the WWE in 1990, staying with them for 27 years. It’s a rare run for any wrestling star in one company, let alone with the impact someone like the Phenom had on the business.

Replacing the Undertaker’s presence in the WWE is no simple task, something that may never be done. He was a stalwart at WrestleMania for over two decades, so his spot will be difficult to replace. The company may always bring in an extra legend or two (maybe Goldberg for a second run), but it will be a tough task.

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One day, we’ll be able to say “#ThankYouTaker” one more time at a WWE Hall of Fame ceremony. When that will happen is unknown, but it’s going to be the place to honor his career in what should be an everlasting moment.