During his recent appearance on the My Mom's Basement podcast, The Undertaker revealed that WWE Chairman Vince McMahon wasn't a big fan of the The Last Ride documentary series' conclusion.
The documentary allowed fans to see Mark Calaway in a completely different light, focusing on his unique bond with McMahon and countless other WWE top names behind the scenes.
However, the main talking point coming out of the series was the strong hint that the iconic performer was calling time on his in-ring career. Now, Calaway has admitted that his long-time pal and boss McMahon wasn't too pleased with the finale of the reveal-all show, leading to him having to add a specific line in order to appease the Chairman:
'It was in my thought process. I have a whole group of people who are like, ‘You can go out and do this, people will go crazy.’ On the inside, I’m thinking, ‘I don’t move the way I used to move, it’s a watered down version.’ I also love this business so much and love performing. It’s almost like I needed somebody to put the bullet in there and stop. Once we started rolling with this, it was in the back of my mind, ‘I can get to a point where this will solidify it and I won’t have a choice.’ Originally, that’s where I was at until I had to send the last 15 minutes to the Chairman (Vince McMahon). He didn’t like the ending at all. That’s where we put the line back in there, ‘never say never.’ I’m coming to grips with it. Obviously, as we get close to (WrestleMania), I’ll have that internal feeling like I should be getting ready for something.'
McMahon clearly wants to keep the 'Deadman' door open for another appearance further down the line. Yet, judging from the legend's comments here, he seems to be coming to terms with life outside of the squared circle. That is until 'Mania season rolls around next year and he's on the other end of an inevitable McMahon phone call.
Would you be interested in seeing 'The Phenom' go to battle once more before calling it quits as an active performer? Or do you think this outstanding docuseries was the perfect way for 'Taker to wave his untouchable in-ring career goodbye?