Legendary WWE Superstar The Undertaker has opened up about recent reports about his retirement, and it’s good news – it’s looking like they were nothing more than rumours.
In a recent Instagram post, the Deadman showed off his new lean look, having lost 25 pounds in a bid to live a healthier lifestyle.
Alongside the image he wrote: “The reports of my demise have been greatly exaggerated!! I’ve made some serious lifestyle changes in an attempt to offset the years of physical abuse my body has endured.
“One of the major changes was losing 25lbs. Goal reached!” He even added a ‘#iaintdoneyet’ to suggest, well, that he ain’t done yet.
So while many were discussing the demise of the WWE icon, The Undertaker – real name Mark William Calaway – was getting fit and fighting ready. And you’ve got to admit, the dude looks good for his age.
At 54, Taker’s had to drastically cut his schedule in recent times due to his age and his history of injuries, but he’s remained a legend in the business thanks to a truly prolific wrestling career.
Making his WWE debut in 1990, the wrestling icon has continued to hold on to his fan fave status throughout the ‘Attitude Era’, the ‘Relentless Aggression’ Era and the modern ‘Reality Era’.
He’s best known as one of WrestleMania’s biggest attractions thanks to his stunning win-loss record of 21-0 before losing out to Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 30.
Which is why fans were disappointed last month when Wrestling Observer’s Dave Meltzer claimed: “At least as of a week ago he was not doing either (WrestleMania or Saudi Arabia) and obviously WWE can panic, and the Saudi Arabia show if the prince wants him they can offer him so much money to do it but as of a week ago he was not on either show.
“So I think he’s retired as a wrestler.”
The statement added to the mounting speculation that the seven-time WWE champion was ready to tap out of the ring for good.
However, this new Insta update at least suggests the Taker’s not a dead man yet. Whether he will take part in WrestleMania 35 is yet to be seen, but with the event fast approaching we don’t have long to wait and find out.
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