"It Was Probably Best I Didn't Say Much" - The Undertaker Comments On Retirement At WWE Survivor Series 2020
"Knowing I was putting the hat and coat on for the last time and walking to the ring in that capacity, it was tough."
The Undertaker has admitted he had to keep his retirement speech short, for fear he would turn into a 'blubbering idiot' at Survivor Series 2020.
The Dead Man bid farewell to his in-ring career after 30 years as The Undertaker in WWE last November, giving a short speech in the ring for the final time.
Reflecting on his final showing as The Undertaker, he admitted that putting the hat and coat on almost convinced him he could go one more match, and had to keep his speech short for fear of getting emotional.
Speaking on the Victory Over Injury podcast, 'Taker said: "I'd already come to peace with my decision, but it was really real once I put the hat and coat on. Knowing I was putting the hat and coat on for the last time and walking to the ring in that capacity, it was tough.
"It was probably best that I didn't say much more than I did or I would have killed 30 years of work and turning into a blubbering idiot. It was a tough moment. I had already come to grips with the fact that I had gotten everything out of this sponge that you're going to get, but when I put the hat and the coat on, things feel different. 'I might have one more in me.' No, that was it."