It truly marks an end of an era for ardent WWE fans as Mark Calaway better known as Undertaker has retired from the WWE after losing to Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 33. The loss to Reigns was only the second defeat for The Undertaker at WrestleMania, where he had won an unprecedented 23 matches in his astonishing career.
According to various media reports, the Undertaker bowed out of the arena he dominated on an emotional night for fans as he appeared to pass the torch on to Roman Reigns. He went into the match with Reigns having lost to only Brock Lesnar WrestleMania 30 in 2014 during his incredible WrestleMania record.
Having landed both a chokeslam and a tombstone on Reigns, Undertaker looked on course for another gruelling victory, only for Reigns to do the unthinkable. What followed was a brutal ending to his career, with Reigns dishing out three spears, two superman punches and one final, era-ending spear. There by bring an end to a a fantastic career.
After the loss, the Undertaker removed his gloves, his coat and his hat, and made his way back along the entrance ramp visibly emotional, having taken his time to take in everything around him, to apparently retire as the greatest wrestler the WWE has seen. The star broke character by kissing his wife Michelle McCool who was present among the spectators.
Undertaker was simply a phenomena and his career spanning a mind-boggling 27 years is an apt example of that. Though he played a negative character whenever he came out to fight his rivals, he had the audience rooting for him. This was his fan following and star power. As he bids adieu he leaves behind a rich legacy that can be judged by the way his name was on the lips of every child who was fond for WWE. This was the impact of Undertaker.