WWE star The Undertaker retires after WrestleMania defeat
- Author: Julie Sanders Apr 05, 2017,
Apr 05, 2017, 10:07
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After losing to Roman Reigns at Wrestle Mania 33, The Undertaker has officially announced his retirement from WWE. If you've been a part of this business, and you know, everybody's got respect for that man.
Both the WWE and Universal championship changed hands as, surprisingly, Randy Orton defeated Bray Wyatt for the WWE championship, and as expected, Brock Lesnar made quick work of Goldberg for the Universal title.
The longest of the night was the unsanctioned match between Triple H and Seth Rollins, who triumphed over "The Game" in battle lasting little over 25 minutes. Local favorite Bayley kept her Raw women's title to the delight of the crowd. WWE reports five consecutive sellouts for events this week: Friday's Hall of Fame at Amway Center; Saturday's NXT TakeOver show, also at Amway; WrestleMania; and Raw and Smackdown TV tapings Monday and Tuesday (tonight) at Amway. He has not ruled out calling more matches in the near future and the possibility exists for Ross to call more matches. It remains to be seen if an official retirement ceremony would be held, something similar to how the Dudley Boys officially bade the WWE farewell in August 2016. The Undertaker, along with his ex-wife Sara, runs a fund that helps large breed dogs get lifesaving treatment.
The match between The Undertaker and Roman Reigns was nothing short of awesome. Speaking of which, isn't it ironic that despite not being in the title picture, Roman Reigns was the main event of WM yet again?
First, it seems the Undertaker has retired from WWE. As long as fans are still buying tickets and network subscriptions, why wouldn't the WWE enhance their corporate image? However, those in attendance and subscribers to the WWE Network were treated to a send-off on the post-show, RAW Talk. If people paid to get into the building, does Vince really care if they boo? His downfall came when the youthful opponent, who had been earlier described as "a young, athletic machine", attacked with his popular "spear" move.
Goldberg trained very hard and put his body through a lot over the last five-six months to do his best to replicate what fans were used to the last time the Goldberg character was in the ring.