The Undertaker is certain that he is going to have some jitters about WrestleMania taking place in front of an audience and not having a presence on the show.
The Undertaker had his final farewell in front of no audience at the 2020 Survivor Series event. With WrestleMania around the corner, there will be no presents of Shawn Michaels, Triple H, or the Undertaker at the major event for the first time since 1988.
John Cena, a modern-day legend, is also slated to miss this year's event as of this writing.
Speaking on ESPN SportsNation, The Undertaker admitted that this year has been difficult for him as he usually starts preparing for WrestleMania around October, and this time around, he had to come to the realization that it wouldn't be happening anymore. However, he's not so sure that once their roar of an actual live crowd begins that he won't start to miss the pandemonium that comes with WrestleMania
"It's definitely going to be surreal because I'm going to think that I need to be there. It's funny because it kind of started around October because usually around October is when I go to camp and start training and start training my body for WrestleMania and I purposely kind of take it easy this year after the Boneyard Match, just trying to heal up. But it did, around October, man, my mind just started going and I'm like, 'nope. It's not going to happen this year, you have to come to grips with that.' Then in November, when I finally said that was it, I've been good. I'm at peace with my decision.
“Once the ballyhoo and all that starts for WrestleMania, I'm sure I'm going to be sitting in my chair, rocking back and forth, thinking, 'I should be there. Something's not right.' But, it's evolution. It's time for me to step aside and let the younger crop of Superstars just do their thing and take this thing and take it to a new level. I'm proud of what I was able to accomplish and I'm anxious to see where this crop of superstars takes our industry.”
Undertaker, who at one point was so synonymous with WrestleMania that his match became as big of an attraction as the main event championship match, had his final match at last year's WrestleMania in the aforementioned Boneyard Match against AJ Styles. Undertaker's last match in front of people was during the Super ShowDown event in Saudi Arabia where he pinned AJ Styles at the end of a gauntlet match.
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