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Video: The Undertaker Delivers Farewell Speech at WWE Survivor Series 2020

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistNovember 23, 2020

IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR WWE - Undertaker gazes at the crowd after what could be his final WrestleMania match on Sunday, April 2, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. (Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP Images for WWE)
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The Undertaker said goodbye to WWE to close out Survivor Series on Sunday night.

'Taker didn't leave much ambiguity in his address and delivered his iconic pose as WWE projected a hologram of legendary manager Paul Bearer in the ring:

WWE @WWE

"My time has come to let The @undertaker Rest In Peace." #ThankYouTaker #FarewellTaker #SurvivorSeries https://t.co/vIZShTdwmi

WWE @WWE

THIS. #SurvivorSeries #Undertaker30 #FarewellTaker https://t.co/P6KAx9uJrS

The company brought out a number of active and retired stars who crossed paths with The Deadman during his 30 years in the ring. Following a video package, WWE chairman Vince McMahon introduced the man of the hour.

WWE @WWE

THE GODWINNS ARE IN THE BUILDING! #SurvivorSeries https://t.co/Jo9ZpVpAAk

WWE @WWE

SAVIO VEGA!!! #SurvivorSeries #FarewellTaker #Undertaker30 https://t.co/CaqhNzWgRe

WWE Universe @WWEUniverse

Farewellin' ain't easy. #SurvivorSeries https://t.co/Mm1wgzrQ64

WWE Universe @WWEUniverse

💔 💔 💔 💔 💔 @ShawnMichaels #SurvivorSeries #FarewellTaker #Undertaker30 https://t.co/vhhe6Wc3Qb

WWE Universe @WWEUniverse

🔥 BROTHER 🔥 OF 🔥 DESTRUCTION 🔥 #SurvivorSeries #FarewellTaker #Undertaker30 @KaneWWE https://t.co/chXTxIqY11

WWE @WWE

That's the spirit, @TripleH. #SurvivorSeries #FarewellTaker #Undertaker30 https://t.co/cqcTm7ovOF

While building up the "Final Farewell," WWE didn't outline exactly what was going to happen, leading fans to make their own guesses.

The promotion isn't above using heavily hyped ceremonies as a prelude to a larger storyline, with Batista spoiling Ric Flair's 70th birthday in 2019 as one of the more recent examples. Perhaps this was how WWE would set the stage for one last Undertaker match.

Instead, the night unfolded without any drama, and professional wrestling ended an era.

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