Dwayne Johnson, John Cena, and More Celebrate His Career

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, John Cena, and many others have saluted The Undertaker after the wrestler bid a “final farewell” to his 30-year career in the ring over the weekend.

The Undertaker, whose real is Mark William Calaway, officially announced his retirement from WWE in a heartfelt statement that he delivered at the WWE Survivor Series on Sunday night. “For 30 long years, I’ve made that slow walk to this ring and have laid people to rest time and time again. And now my time has come. My time has come to let The Undertaker rest in peace,” he said.

In response to the announcement, a whole host of former and current wrestlers celebrated the WWE superstar and his illustrious career in sports-entertainment. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was one of the first to enter the social media ring of tributes, as he recounted one of his earliest memories of The Deadman, exactly 30 years on from his on-screen debut.

WWE CEO Vince McMahon, John Cena, Triple H, Ric Flair, Kurt Angle, Shawn Michaels, and several others joined Johnson on social media to pay tribute to The Undertaker, who previously acknowledged how his Boneyard match against AJ Styles at WrestleMania could serve as the “perfect ending” to his legendary 30-year plus career.

Soon after the announcement, #ThankYouTaker started trending on Twitter, as many people shared tweets of gratitude towards the wrestler for being a great entertainer in the WWE circuit while others highlighted specific memories and matches in recognition of all of the souls that The Undertaker has laid to rest in the ring over the past three decades.

For 30 years, The Undertaker has thrilled audiences around the globe with his macabre theatrics and his unparalleled athletic ability. If you want to look back on some of his greatest moments, check out our previous ranking of The Phenom at WrestleMania, from worst to best or read all about his dreaded Tombstone piledriver move in our slideshow below.


Adele Ankers is a Freelance Entertainment Journalist. You can reach her on Twitter.

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