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Undertaker Reveals Details About His WrestleMania 40 Involvement

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The Undertaker returned to WWE programming in the main event of WrestleMania 40 – Night 2, where he chokeslammed The Rock during the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship match between Roman Reigns and Cody Rhodes.

This spot was originally meant for Stone Cold Steve Austin, but Austin and WWE couldn’t reach a financial agreement, so WWE went with Undertaker instead.

On his Six Feet Under podcast, Undertaker revealed that this spot got officially booked on the day of the match:

“It happened pretty spontaneously. We got to Philadelphia on Wednesday that week. I think I got a call Tuesday from Triple H that said, ‘Hey, a lot of things are going on. A lot of thoughts are being put into this. Would you want to be a part of it?’ I was like, ‘Look if it works and if I can be of help to it in any way. If I could be of help, fine, whatever you guys need. Just let me know.’.

I don’t hear anything else until… Thursday. I get a text from Michael Hayes (saying) we’re coming up with some ideas. I’m like cool, let me know. That was it. Then I’m at the 1 deadMAN Show. I get a text from Paul Heyman. I’m like, hmmm interesting. This is picking up steam here.

It had gone back and forth and I get a text during Sunday.”

Taker also noted that he told Heyman “this isn’t about me” and that if the guys want him involved or not, he’s good either way and it won’t hurt his feelings.

This WrestleMania XL spot meant a lot to The Undertaker, as it finally gave him closure.

Here’s what The Deadman said:

“Something happened this weekend, and I’ve been struggling with it since I retired. But this weekend gave me closure. It really did. It was fun, obviously it was fun.

I mean, doing this for as long as I have been involved in that and how important that storyline was and is, but when it was over, and I’m running out of the building, I’m like, I’m good now.

I don’t know if I needed… my last match was in the Boneyard, and there’s nobody there, cinematic. It was like a moment of clarity, like, I’m okay now. I’m not saying that I wouldn’t do something like that in the future, but I don’t have that feeling in my chest like I’ve had since I retired that I need… I hadn’t come to peace with it.

I knew, just like when it was over in the Boneyard Match at four in the morning, like I’m good. I had no clue, but I just knew once it was done, I was like, you’re good, man. It’s time to flip the page and go to the next chapter.

It was such a cool weekend all the way around. Then to finish off and have closure to the wrestling part of my career, it was so cool. It was really cool, and it was a great feeling. It’s amazing. It really is an amazing feeling because I don’t have that pressure now.

It’s been difficult the last couple of years. Even going to a regular premium live event, I would leave before the matches because I get to that point where I’m, ‘Man, I need to be out there.’ So I was out there.

My goodness, what a moment to have. Such great storyline, but man, it was like, I can close this book now.”

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