The Undertaker didn't appear at WrestleMania 35, and there has been plenty of speculation that he's already wrestled the final match of his legendary career.
The Deadman hasn't wrestled since the Crown Jewel pay-per-view in Saudi Arabia five months ago, but he's made a handful of public appearances outside of WWE - which has people wondering if he's done with the company.
Well, the Wrestling Observer Newsletter (h/t Ringside News), was able to provide more details about where Undertaker stands in WWE. According to the Observer, The Deadman "thought his career was over" after the October Super Show-Down event in Australia.
After that, Undertaker "started lining up outside paydays," and the Observer added that Vince McMahon was angry when he got booked for an appearance at Starrcast II. Finally, the two sides worked it out, and WWE reportedly made The Undertaker "an offer he couldn’t refuse financially." The deal also means he can't do appearances outside of WWE.
Dave Meltzer recently reported that Undertaker was scheduled to compete at the next show in Saudi Arabia, so it's likely that he'll wind up competing in the near future again. The only question, at this point, is just how many more matches and appearances Undertaker has in his WWE career.
Though he didn't appear at WrestleMania 35, 'Taker showed up for the following day's episode of Monday Night Raw. There, he confronted Elias during one of his signature concert performances in the middle of the ring. It was Undertaker's first appearance on television since he and Kane lost to D-Generation X in a tag team match at the Crown Jewel pay-per-view. It only seems like a matter of time until we see him back on WWE programming.
What This Means
The Observer's report should just about clear up any speculation that The Undertaker is done in WWE - and we finally understand the reasons for those other public appearances. At 54 years of age, but Undertaker obviously feels like he has a little more to give - so it's anybody's guess when he really decides to end his illustrious career.