The last time we saw The Undertaker on WWE television was at WrestleMania 27 after he successfully defeated Triple H and extended his WrestleMania winning streak to 19-0; however, was that the last of him?
The phenom is one of the few personas remaining in the WWE that is still universally loved. He usually has around 85-90 percent crowd support on typical shows, and that support grows to become 100 percent during WrestleMania.
On top of that, he's a huge draw for the company and he sells quite a large amount of merchandise in terms of how little the company has to spend in marketing him.
You don't have to be a pro wrestling genius to figure out why The Undertaker is such a valuable asset for the company.
One thing is for certain though, and that is The Undertaker will most likely only make appearances leading up to WrestleMania—or exclusively at the event. He's been in this business for over two decades now, and his body simply is not able to sustain the day-to-day tolls that wrestling demands.
This does not mean that he still can't be used properly, however. If the WWE comes up with creative ways for upcoming superstars (such as Cody Rhodes) to challenge The Deadman, then he still can be used to the benefit of the company.
When WWE feels one of their wrestlers is truly at the pinnacle of becoming a main event performer, then they might even allow him to defeat The Undertaker at WrestleMania and end the streak. The amount of credibility that would give the wrestler is unparalleled.
In a sense, The Undertaker has basically retired in a very quiet manner. Anytime we get to see him now, we should probably make the most of it and appreciate him. Hopefully his body allows him to make the annual WrestleMania events though. The show just isn't the same without him.
In case you haven't already heard, here is a report , which gives an update to Undertaker's retirement.
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