The Undertaker has explained why he made his retirement speech at WWE Survivor Series 2020 this past November so short.
To put it in his words, he didn’t want to become a “blubbering idiot” by going on for too long, and that’s why it was very ‘to the point’.
Speaking on the Victory Over Injury podcast, Undertaker said:
“I’d already come to peace with my decision, but it was really real once I put the hat and coat on. Knowing I was putting the hat and coat on for the last time and walking to the ring in that capacity, it was tough. It was probably best that I didn’t say much more than I did or I would have killed 30 years of work and turning into a blubbering idiot. It was a tough moment. I had already come to grips with the fact that I had gotten everything out of this sponge that you’re going to get, but when I put the hat and the coat on, things feel different. ‘I might have one more in me’. No, that was it.”
His farewell saw numerous legends make their way to the ring and then disappear to leave Taker on his own for his speech.
It’s inevitable he’ll be inducted into the Hall of Fame at some point, so we might get a more lengthy and emotional speech when that comes around.
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