Srinagar, November 23: Plethora of celebrities and WWE Legends paid their tributes and celebrated his 30-year long career as WWE legend The Undertaker announced his WWE retirement during WWE Survivor Series event.
Leading the tributes were The Undertakers colleague and Hollywood movie stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, John Cena.
The Undertaker, whose real is Mark William Calaway, officially announced his retirement from WWE in a emotion filled statement delivered at the WWE Survivor Series on Sunday night.
“For 30 long years, I’ve made that slow walk to this ring and have laid people to rest time and time again. And now my time has come. My time has come to let The Undertaker rest in peace,” he said.
In response to the announcement, a whole host of former and current wrestlers celebrated the WWE superstar and his illustrious career in sports-entertainment.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was one of the first to enter the social media ring of tributes, as he recounted one of his earliest memories of The Deadman, exactly 30 years on from his on-screen debut.
“30yrs ago today, he made his iconic #SurvivorSeries debut.
Like EVERYONE – I was in awe as a rookie in the @WWE when his first words pierced my soul as he walked in the dressing room and said, “Muthafucka” True story 😂
Honored to share the ring w you, my brother. #ThankYouTaker , ” The Rock Tweeted.
WWE CEO Vince McMahon, John Cena, Triple H, Ric Flair, Kurt Angle, Shawn Michaels, and several others joined Johnson on social media in paying tribute to The Undertaker, who previously acknowledged how his Boneyard match against AJ Styles at WrestleMania could serve as the “perfect ending” to his legendary 30-year plus career.
“After three decades of @undertaker committing wholeheartedly to the @WWE, tonight we bear witness to the end of an extraordinary body of work. For all the in ring moments and as a member of the @WWEUniverse, I say #ThankYouTaker! #SurvivorSeries #Undertaker30 , ” John Cena Tweeted.
WWE Chairmain Vince McMahon whom The Undertaker considers also posted an emotional Tweet.
“The measuring stick. The locker room leader. The Phenom. Three decades ago today, @Undertaker changed the landscape of sports-entertainment. His legacy is incomparable, his impact immeasurable. #ThankYouTaker. #Undertaker30 ” Vince Tweeted
Soon after the announcement, #ThankYouTaker started trending on Twitter, as many people shared tweets of gratitude towards the wrestler for being a great entertainer in the WWE circuit while others highlighted specific memories and matches in recognition of all of the souls that The Undertaker has laid to rest in the ring over the past three decades.