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After Wrestlemania & retirement, Undertaker continues to work in entertainment business but in other adventures…

So the Undertaker is done with WWE and he’s done with wrestling for good. That means the Undertaker is finally free to do whatever he wants to do career wise. Here is Undertaker’s first public appearance after his retirement in WWE.

Here is the Undertaker helping to promote George Strait’s Las Vegas shows by talking about how George influenced ‘Taker. So ‘Taker is a fan of country music? Cool.

‘Taker may be gone in wrestling but ‘Taker himself is not gone. I think we’ll be seeing a lot more of him in the future. I predict we’ll soon see ‘Taker do a lot of TV interviews to talk about his retirement. Could we soon see ‘Taker on late night talk shows like Fallon, Kimmel, etc.??? Possibly. ‘Taker has done some TV interviews back when he had the American Bad Ass biker gimmick. He couldn’t do TV interviews during the Deadman gimmick ’cause he had to keep the character mysterious.

It’ll be interesting to see what ‘Taker is planning to do in his career in the future, though. He’ll probably want to do some other things besides wrestling like maybe do some acting or something. I think he had a few movie roles in the past before, though.

Who knew that George Strait is a fan of wrestling? Cool, hey?

Kev

Two real things happened on Wrestlemania last night: Undertaker retirement and John Cena/Nikki Bella engagement…

Professional wrestling maybe fake and scripted but not always. Sometimes real things can happen on these shows. Two real things happened last night on Wrestlemania. Undertaker retiring and John Cena finally proposing to his longtime girlfriend, Nikki Bella. I’m almost 100% sure the John Cena proposal to Nikki wasn’t scripted. This brought back to the time when Macho Man Randy Savage proposing to Miss Elizabeth on a past Wrestlemania and they became a real life married couple for a while after that. So if it happened to them, the same can happen to John & Nikki. Well, I’m sure Cena had to get Vince McMahon’s approval first to propose to Nikki in front of the whole world and obviously Vince was all for it ’cause it gave the WWE good publicity. The John Cena and Nikki engagement is all over the news. The Cena/Bella engagement, that’s kayfabe.

After Undertaker removing his wrestling gear and celebrating his retirement and wrestling career with his fans, walking over to ringside to kiss his wife… that was all kayfabe.

The term kayfabe is a wrestling term in the community meaning things that happen in wrestling that is real. It’s when wrestlers go out of character and do unscripted things. Again, wrestling maybe fake but not all the time. Sometimes real things do happen. That word, “kayfabe”. There was some of that last night at Wrestlemania which was cool. WWE needs more kayfabe ’cause it makes the shows more interesting.

I too liked the Cena and Nikki Bella engagement a lot. It showed that Cena is a great guy in real life and after that, I like him a lot more now. Cena and Nikki Bella weren’t the only power couple in wrestling who ended up being real couples in real life: Macho Man and Miss Elizabeth for starters… Undertaker & Michelle McCool, Tyson Kidd & Nattie, Brock Lesnar & Sable, CM Punk & AJ Lee, Jimmy Uso & Naomi, Rusev & Lana, etc.

I wonder if Cena & Nikki will have a private wedding or do an on TV wedding like with Savage/Elizabeth. We’ll have to wait and see. I wouldn’t be surprised if Cena & Nikki films their wedding for “Total Divas” reality show. The Tyson Kidd and Nattie wedding was aired on “Total Divas”, I think.

Kev

Now that Undertaker is done with wrestling, will they finally put him in the Hall of Fame for next year’s ‘Mania? I would think that is next for him…

I can understand why Undertaker and WWE don’t want to put Undertaker in the WWE Hall of Fame yet. Probably the reason is, they wanted to keep the Deadman gimmick mysterious and if they put him in the Hall of Fame, it would ruin the character. It would have made Undertaker look like a regular person and not a Deadman, know what I mean? Now that the Undertaker is no more, they are probably free to put him in the Hall of Fame. Hopefully that will be for next year’s ‘Mania.

Now that the Undertaker is done, Wrestlemania will no longer be the same without him. I believe Wrestlemania continued on to become huge successes because of ‘Taker. Over the years of his life and career, I haven’t seen anybody say anything negative about him. Not even other wrestlers said anything negative about him ’cause ‘Taker was always considered a locker room leader. Everyone in the business respected him and looked up to him.

I’m sure the WWE are gonna try to create new gimmicks similar to the Undertaker but no matter what they try to pull, no one would be able to replace the Undertaker. No one will top the Undertaker.

He’s gonna be missed but hey, superstars come and go in the wrestling business. That’s just the way it is. Undertaker wasn’t the first wrestler who retired publicly on WWE TV… superstars who also retired on TV: Edge, Daniel Bryan, Mick Foley, Shawn Michaels, Stone Cold Steve Austin and maybe some others. There are some wrestlers who are still semi-retired but only perform occasionally like the Rock, Triple H and a few others.

I expect the Undertaker to appear on RAW tonight so he can deliver his farewell speech which should be interesting.

After seeing all this, I’m realizing we don’t have many superstars from the past left. There are only very few longtime superstars that are still with us today… we still have Chris Jericho, Big Show, Goldust and we still have Kane. A lot of rumors swirling around that Kane maybe retiring this year.

This explains why we have so many new wrestlers in the industry today ’cause all the guys from the past are gone from the business so gotta bring in new stars to keep the business alive.

Kev

Thoughts on Undertaker retirement and Wrestlemania 33 review…

Wow. What a Wrestlemania. So the Undertaker retires by losing match against Roman Reigns last night? I notice some wrestling fans are disappointed and angry with that but hey, I actually loved that! Undertaker retires in style! It’s just his way of going out with a bang. That’s going out on a positive note. I’m sure the Undertaker himself only chooses of who he loses matches to. It was his decision to lose Wrestlemania streak to Brock Lesnar and now it’s his decision to lose his final match to Roman Reigns. It was a great match, though! Undertaker matches are always thrilling and exciting. Last night, I grew more respect to Roman Reigns even more as he is my favorite wrestler now.

A lot of wrestling fans are going, why does ‘Taker’s final match have to be against someone like Roman Reigns instead of another well known icon like Kane? Ya know, I think it was a smart move that ‘Taker would lose his final match to a new superstar we don’t know much about. ‘Taker just helped Roman Reigns get the opportunity of a lifetime. Give someone else a chance for the spotlight and recognition. I’m tired of all these old stars hogging the spotlight and it’s about giving someone new and young a chance. I’m willing to bet that it was ‘Taker’s decision to lose his final match to Roman Reigns (not Vince McMahon’s decision), that is what he wanted. It’s a smart move to lose your final match. Maybe ‘Taker himself respects the hell out of Roman Reigns and wanted to help him boost his career some?

Anyways, I know a lot of wrestling fans are disappointed and sad that this is Undertaker’s last match but it doesn’t surprise me. An Undertaker retirement was bound to happen anyways. I mean, Mark Calloway is 52 years old and I’m pretty sure his body can’t take it anymore since he is aging. On top of that, Undertaker just had major hip replacement surgery earlier this year and that’s another reason for him calling it quits. His body can’t take it anymore ’cause he had a 26 year career in the business.

Plus, Undertaker is a family man as he is married to Michelle McCool (former WWE Diva) and they have a daughter together. One powerful moment after Undertaker’s match got over with, he took off his wrestling gear and left it in the middle of the ring. After that, he celebrated his retirement and career with his fans then he gave his wife a kiss at ringside. Undertaker went totally out of character after the match which was amazing.

Anyway, on with the rest of Wrestlemania… it was a great show except the only match I didn’t care for at all was Randy Orton vs. Bray Wyatt. That match was pretty boring. It was also strange and very bizarre. I was hoping the match would be a lot better than that but it turned out to be pretty stupid.

I thought the best matches of the night were AJ Styles vs. Shane McMahon, a lot of high flying stuff as you would expect. Very entertaining match. Chris Jericho vs. Kevin Owens was great but I was hoping that Jericho would win and retain but of course, Jericho loses again.

The Fatal 4 Way RAW Women’s championship was awesome and I’m glad Bayley won. I think you’re going to see Bayley as women’s champion for a long while ’cause she’s getting really popular I see. She’s my favorite too.

The Best thing that happened last night at WM was the Hardy Boys coming back. No superstars from the past returned except for the Hardys, Matt and Jeff. The iconic tag team. The most talented high flyers of all time! I love Matt and Jeff. They’re my favorite as well. Looks like the Hardy Boys are back in a full time run now they are tag team champions. Hope the Hardy’s stick around for a long while. Matt and Jeff were looking good last night as they were looking clean and healthy (both had a problem with drugs over the years). That’s probably why they finally returned to WWE ’cause WWE saw they got themselves clean and healthy. In the ring, the Hardy Boys still got it after all these years, they killed that match. It was amazing. One of the best ladder matches I’ve seen in a long time!

As far as the John Cena and Nikki in-ring proposal goes, that was pretty cool as it does bring back memories of the Macho Man and Miss Elizabeth love story.

Triple H vs. Seth Rollins was good and I’m glad Seth won.

Lesnar vs. Goldberg was okay but predictably another short match. Goldberg matches always seem to be a short match, not sure why. Maybe it’s his age maybe?

One thing I find strange about last night’s show, was that they didn’t do any entertaining backstage segments at all. They usually do that every year too but they didn’t this year. Each year at WM they usually have a bunch of wrestling legends doing silly things and then Ron Simmons comes up and does his usual, “Damn” catchphrase but they didn’t do that this year. Like they didn’t have time for that this year.

It was a really good Wrestlemania. Other than the Hardy Boys returning, no other superstars from the past returned. No Hogan. No Sting. I’m sure those two guys will return soon, though. Not the best Wrestlemania but I’ve seen better.

Kev

Superstar Billy Graham slams Shane McMahon for jumping off the “Hell in a Cell”…

While I respect the hell out of Superstar Billy Graham, I’ll have to disagree with him on this one. Shane McMahon was willing to sacrifice himself just to put on a hell of a show. He didn’t care how hurt he was gonna get, he wanted to entertain the fans in a big way and he was willing to hurt himself in order to make it happen. Yes, wrestling is fake, scripted and a lot of moves are just acrobatic stunts but what Shane did here was pretty ballsy so I give a lot of respect for Shane for doing this move.

If you disagree with Shane on doing this risky move, why don’t you say that to Mick Foley? Mick Foley is a hardcore wrestling legend who put his life on the line many times just to put on a show. Mick Foley even lost an ear ’cause of a match he had with Vader. Mick Foley had many real life injuries just to put on a hell of a show.

After Shane’s match with the Undertaker at ‘Mania 32, I have even more respect for Shane McMahon now. Shane was willing to risk his life just to put on a show for us, he didn’t care what it took.

I think Billy Graham is just jealous of Shane ’cause Billy couldn’t do something like that.

I don’t know if Shane is really hurt ’cause of that jump but I’m pretty sure he’s beat up a little bit. Either way Shane didn’t care. Once again, he was willing to do anything to put on a show and that’s what he did it for.

I wish Shane would stick around longer but looks like his match at WM-32 is a one-off for him. He just returned part-time. Thank you, Shane, and I hope Shane does another match for us at WM-33 next year. I think next year should be Shane vs. Vince, would be cool.

Kev

Cool Video: See the Undertaker and Triple H’s return here…

Last night’s RAW was such an amazing show, all the way through. It was better than the “Elimination Chamber” PPV. We’ve been getting a lot of superstar returns this year, really weird. The Rock came back. Booker T came back. Christian finally returned at the Chamber PPV. Kelly Kelly, the popular diva also returned. And most importantly…the Undertaker and Triple H were both revealed from the “2/21/11” videos. The Undertaker was seen in the “2/21/11” video but there was another figure wandering around in that video. Those two figures in the video were revealed on last night’s RAW. They were Triple H and the Undertaker, making their match together for Wrestlemania 27 official.

To be honest, I’m not really excited for Wrestlemania 27 this year, it seems like a regular RAW card. Triple H vs. the Undertaker is the only match worth looking forward to, that match is going to be amazing. Triple H and ‘Taker wrestled in matches many times before, they had a long history together. The first Wrestlemania match they had together was way back at Wrestlemania X-7.

I’m also looking forward to Jerry The King Lawler vs. Michael Cole. Of course, I’m predicting Michael Cole will win that match, with a little help of other heel wrestlers.

See the return of Triple H and Undertaker in this video. Listen to the crowd response. It’s crazy. They got a much powerful crowd reaction than the Rock. This is why I love WWE, folks! Gotta give the stars respect.

Now that the 2/21/11 video and the Wrestlemania guest host have been revealed, when will the Anonymous RAW GM ever get revealed?

Kev

You gotta give respect for the Undertaker…

 

So, the Undertaker is returning to RAW this coming Monday. That’s what the “2-21-11” videos are all about. The latest, “2-21-11” video clearly showed the Undertaker in it, shooting down all rumors of Sting making his WWE debut.

Have you noticed a lot of legendary wrestlers from the past, retiring from wrestling and leaving for other careers? Examples: Stone Cold, Mick Foley, The Rock, Shawn Michaels, Triple H, etc.

Not the Undertaker. He’s never backed out on WWE and he stuck with wrestling to this day. The Undertaker made his debut in WWE way back in 1990, that’s a long time he’s been with WWE, right? There’s a lot of speculation that the Undertaker will retire from WWE, but I think he’ll keep doing this until he dies.

I’m looking forward to Undertaker’s return to RAW this Monday. It’s clear that Mark Calloway loves his job too much. I think the Undertaker’s been around WWE longer than every wrestler pretty much. They don’t call him the Dead Man for nothing.

Kev