Cutting a solemn figure as he strolled off into the night and dropped down a special hatch on the entrance ramp, the legendary Undertaker left his trademark hat and trench coat in a neat pile inside the ring.
The clear insinuation was that his loss to Roman Reigns was 'Taker's last ever active wrestling appearance on WWE's biggest annual show, and the live crowd were left teary-eyed upon being hit with the feeling that they'd just seen 'The Deadman' retire.
Tears will surely fall for a different reason when The Undertaker is honoured for his amazing WWE career shortly before next year's 'Mania.
It's these grand moments that wrestling fans look forward to. Being vindicated by WWE can be a powerful feeling, especially when a favourite performer is pushed, a returning hero wrestles his/her first match back under the WWE banner or a Hall Of Fame-worthy career is celebrated.
Such moments are wonderful, and there are so many to come...
Like wrestling's own version of the fan hysteria that Michael Jackson once courted in the music industry, the eye-opening melodrama that accompanies Shinsuke Nakamura's entrances in WWE was made for shows like WrestleMania.
Played to the ring by shrieking violins and an army of wrestling enthusiasts screaming their lungs out, the Japanese sensation should be at the peak of his powers by the time 'Mania 34 rolls around in 2018, and he's exactly the kind of performer that people can't wait to see on such a grand stage.
Huge crowds are nothing new to Nakamura after time spent working Wrestle Kingdom shows in NJPW, but WrestleMania offers up something to top even that.
Should the oddly charismatic star have a major match against someone like Brock Lesnar at 'Mania 34, this moment will only feel bigger. Even if Nakamura's lot is simply to make up the numbers in a multi-man match, the feeling of finally seeing him grace the WrestleMania stage will still make up for it.