Is 'Wrestlemania 31' The Undertaker's Last Ride?

Mandatory Credit: WWE.com


If you have seen The Undertaker's Facebook page recently, you'd notice the ominous picture saying "The beginning of the end." Usually, ominous is present adjective used to describe the man from the dark side.

However, one can't help but wonder if there is a deeper meaning behind the message. Is this perhaps the 'deadman's' last ride? Is it his time to venture forth unto his long walk to the dunes of death valley? Whether a member of the WWE universe or not, it doesn't take a hardcore fan to know that 'Big Evil' is slowing down.

The Undertaker has been a part-time talent for many years now, only showing his eerie dominance for the months surrounding Wrestlemania. It can be said that he's semi-retired already, and was only drawn back to defend his undefeated steak. Now that there is a one, in 21-1, it seems he can finally let go.

Not taking anything away from his legendary career however. Over two and a half decades of dominance speak for themselves. A career filled with multiple unforgettable moments. From the instant he tombstoned his way onto the scene at the 1990 Survivor Series, to the inception of many devastating matches, such as the casket match, the buried alive match, and of course the Hell in the Cell. The latter of which became one of his defining moments when he tossed Mick Foley off the top of a cell.

Whether as the 'Lords of Darkness' or the 'American Badass', he will forever be a true phenom. He is one of only two men, along with Shawn Michaels, who can say they never switched sides during and before the 'Monday Night Wars' when guys were jumping ship left and right for bigger contracts. He is the longest tenured wrestler in WWE's employ, and is often seen as the moral conscience of the guys in the locker room. Always being a company man who never shied away in doing the job and putting over other talent.

 Hence, why his lofty reward of always getting his time once every year at Wrestlemania.

Now, that chapter is finally written, it seems this year, if not next year, may be his final. If that is the case  and he truly is on his last ride, the former seven-time champion and future Hall of Famer deserves to finally relax and eternally rest in peace.

Joe Lara

Instagram