The loss suffered by the Undertaker to Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 33 in 2017 was a palpable moment in the annals of WWE lore. Undertaker would leave all of his gear in the ring, symbolizing the end of his career and Roman Reigns, he would stand in the ring the next night on Raw as a chorus of fans booed and hurled swears at “The Big Dog” who stood in silence for five minutes before declaring the ring to be his yard.
Speaking with Metro, WWE legend Ric Flair lampooned the follow-up because of the lack of capitalization by WWE and a compelling promo by Roman.
"When [The Undertaker] hauled up his stuff, put it in the middle of the ring, and walked out, the next day on RAW, Roman couldn't talk!" Flair stated. "I thought to myself, 'Man, I've been in a lot in my life, but if I'd had that hot tag brother, I could've [ridden] that forever.' I don't know what happened! But that was the hottest tag in the history of the business! That's made the thing with Brock [Lesnar] beating him pale, in terms of emotion!"
Flair would go on to compliment the match saying that perhaps people were too focused on botches in retrospect.
“Actually, I thought he and Roman had a hell of a match! One little botch like that they keep playing over and over again.”
As was learned by the latest WWE documentary series, Undertaker: The Last Ride, Mark Calaway was not pleased with his outing that evening, leading to him chasing the elusive perfect match to end his career on.