Shane Helms was conflicted by the apparent retirement of The Undertaker.
At Wrestlemania 33, The Undertaker lost to Roman Reigns and then left his coat,hat, and most importantly gloves in the ring. All indications are this signified he would not be competing in WWE anymore. On his weekly appearance on Fightful Wrestling's podcast, Shane Helms talked about how it made him feel to see The Undertaker. Helms expressed his feelings as a former co-worker and fan of The Undertaker.
"Man it got in my feels, man. That was really good. When it was the ending match of the show, it was like the final episode of one of your favorite series or t.v. shows. Even if it's good, there's still a looming gloom to it all. The match was good, the ending with him putting all his stuff back on then slowly taking off the gloves, the coat and the hat. And walking away from it all, I guess he went to hell, I saw him go down, I'm going assume he wen to hell," said Helms. "It was symbolic, it was a great end to a story. It was sad because the story ends but sometimes that's how it is. Even when you're reading a really great book, when you get to the final pages and it's been a good one, its like 'oh man, it's almost over.' There's a bit of that going on, You're sad if you're an Undertaker fan, you don't want him to go, but at the same time you understand that," he continued.
Helms said The Undertaker is one of the best professional wrestlers to ever get into the ring, and he appreciated any time he got to learn from him. Also during the podcast, Helms talked about the rest of Wrestlemania 33 and his appearances in Orlando during Wrestlemania week.
Helms appears on Fridays on Fightful Wrestling's podcast. Each episode is available immediately with free membership.