The Undertaker has been rumored to be retiring at WrestleMania 33 since last year but it was never confirmed. However, the latest WWE rumors have pointed out that the 51-year-old legend needs surgery once again and he could be indeed retiring at WrestleMania 33.
The Undertaker underwent surgery late last year
According to The Inquisitr, The Undertaker underwent hip surgery last September so that he can perform in this year’s WrestleMania. It was considered successful since he was able to return on SmackDown in November and on Monday Night Raw two weeks ago.
The future WWE Hall of Famer announced that he will be entering the Royal Rumble Match. He is the current favorite to win it and headline WrestleMania 33. If the event will be The Undertaker’s last, it could the perfect sendoff.
Another surgery for The Undertaker
The WWE was very fortunate to have The Undertaker at the Royal Rumble and WrestleMania 33. However, All Wrestling News has revealed that the surgery he underwent last year was just a temporary fix to get him through the two biggest pay-per-views of the year.
“The Phenom” reportedly needs a full hip replacement surgery which would effectively end his career. The report also noted that the 51-year-old living legend wants to have the procedure after he retires from the wrestling industry.
Will The Undertaker retire at WrestleMania 33?
The Undertaker is in great shape for a 51-year-old but the years and injuries from wrestling have taken its toll. It would be hard to see “The Deadman” retire but it is what’s best for him and his family. Fans have seen legends suffer injuries in the ring with Sting as the latest example.
The body of The Undertaker is clearly going to break down eventually and it would be better for him to retire. However, knowing The Undertaker’s love for the business, he’ll probably retire in three years time.
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