The Undertaker Still 'Coming To Grips' With Retirement, Has Been Approached About Becoming A Coach

The Undertaker says he's been approached about being a coach in WWE.

Undertaker is one of the most prolific characters in WWE history, having wrestled Roman Reigns, Hulk Hogan, Steve Austin, John Cena, Shawn Michaels, and everyone in between. The Undertaker is officially retired, having taken his rightful place in the WWE Hall of Fame in 2022. However, Undertaker will still be under a WWE contract for many years to come, and even though he is not competing in the squared circle anymore, there are many other ways to give back.

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One such way is being a coach at the WWE Performance Center. During an interview with Ariel Helwani, Undertaker revealed that he had been approached about being a coach. Still, for him, it comes down to finding a way to blend his approach to the industry with how it works today.

Undertaker also says he is still processing the idea that he will no longer be an active competitor, revealing that he is still getting some time between the ropes.

"I've been, I've been approached about doing it. My deal is, is trying to take what I did in my era and applying it to where the product is now. It's tough. It's tough for me. I'm still coming to grips with not being in the ring, too. It's tough for me. Even the other night, I have to say, man, I was in the ring, man. I'm feeling pretty good," he said.

Asked about whether or not he would ever consider returning to the ring, Undertaker reiterated past comments about not wanting to become a parody of himself.

"I don't think so. No, no. I guess you never say never. I don't really have any aspirations to get back in the ring. I would love to be able to. I mean, in my mind and in my heart, there's nothing I'd rather do, really," The Undertaker said. "Physically, I can't deliver what I think people need or what people would expect from me, and I have this conversation a lot of times, 'But you know, all you'd have to do is go out, Chokeslam somebody and roll your eyes,' and I'm like, 'I can't do it that way. I can't live off the equity that I've built up over 20-30 years. My legacy means something to me.' I tell people that if I'm on TV, I'm taking time away from somebody else that's going to be on the road and is going to be relevant 5-10 years down the road. I just can't do it. I can't physically give people what they expect when they see Undertaker's name on the page. So I don't want to become a parody of myself."

Elsewhere in this interview, Undertaker revealed that by coming to grips with the end of his career, he will never make another appearance on WWE television dressed as "The Deadman." Learn why the Undertaker says he has put that part of his character behind him at this link.

In the past, Baron Corbin has spoken about sitting under the learning tree with Undertaker. Learn more here.

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