Big E Thought Undertaker Called It Quits In 2017, Isn't Sold On Undertaker's Latest 'Retirement'

Big E says Undertaker could very easily return.

The Undertaker recently announced that he has no desire to get back into the ring after his cinematic Boneyard Match with AJ Styles at WrestleMania 36. Following the revelation, the next episode of SmackDown was a tribute episode to the legendary performer, that there's at least one SmackDown Superstar who isn't convinced that the Undertaker is actually hanging the hat for good.

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Big E recently appeared on The Sports Bubble with Jensen Karp where he discussed actually believing Undertaker had retired at the end of WrestleMania 33 back in 2017 and ever since then, he plays it safe when talking about “The Phenom.”

I thought he was done when he took off the gloves and laid them down, so I don't know. An athlete's retirement, whether it's in wrestling or not, it can be very shaky,” Big E admitted. “We all were wrapped up in The Last Dance and obviously [Michael Jordan] retired and then unretired. It's very common. With a guy as popular as The Undertaker, what I thought was the cinematic match, the match with AJ [Styles], I thought was incredible. I think he can continue to have those kinds of matches.”

Continuing on, Big E would admit that he could see the Undertaker making a career out of cinematic matches and stretching his already 30-year legacy to even greater lengths.

“I could see him continuing to do cinematic matches for a few more years. But, I guess it's his call, you know? He has the leverage to make the decision when he wants to walk away or not. I don't know. I'm not going to make any declarations because I wouldn't be surprised one bit if he returns.”

Pro wrestling teaches us to never say never, especially as it pertains to the career of The Undertaker. Who knows, as long as there is merchandise to be made of zombie unicorns, we could see New Day involved with The Undertaker one day.

Elsewhere on the podcast, E discussed the current global Coronavirus pandemic. Learn more here.

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