4. The Undertaker gets the send-off he deserves
While The Undertaker has appeared out of character, on the aforementioned Last Ride docuseries, he has not been Mark Calaway in a WWE ring since cutting a shoot/worked promo on Monday Night Raw in May 1998 – it would be great to see the man behind the greatest gimmick in wrestling history bow out as himself.
Calaway talking about his career, from a first-hand perspective, does not get old – something like this could be left for his inevitable Hall of Fame induction, but who knows when those ceremonies will be allowed to take place?
Savio Vega and The Godfather, members of Calaway’s Bone Street Krew, will reportedly be at Survivor Series. Kane is also scheduled to appear, so it seems like Calaway’s farewell address will have a personal touch to it.
A segment like that would be a nice send-off for the Texan – him and his closest friends sharing funny stories about matches and their time on the road. The only thing missing would be a live crowd.
When Taker left his coat and hat in the ring, after his loss to Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 33, it looked like that would be his last match – everything about that scene hinted at retirement for the veteran. The WWE Universe, in Florida, gave him the standing ovation he deserved.
In this current climate – that reception would not be possible, but the ThunderDome screens filled with people wearing his merchandise and chanting “thank you Taker” is not a bad consolation.