He needed to be there ultimately (Photograph: WWE)
WWE stated farewell to The Undertaker at Survivor Sequence – and it was solely becoming that Paul Bearer made an look.
A lot of the Lifeless Man’s profession and character was outlined by his legendary supervisor, performed by actual life mortician William Moody, who sadly died in 2013.
On Sunday evening, the Phenom stepped out to say goodbye to the wrestling world and name time on his illustrious, 30-year run on the high, and WWE had a trick up its sleeve to depart everybody watching an emotional wreck.
After the likes of Kane, Ric Flair, Rikishi, Vince McMahon and even Savio Vega made an look, it was proper and correct that Paul Bearer needs to be represented ultimately.
For WWE, that approach was proper there in entrance of everybody, because the wrestling icon appeared as a hologram, clutching Taker’s notorious urn as the previous world champion bowed to his late buddy.
The Lifeless Man has outlined professional wrestling for 3 many years, with probably the most enduring character within the historical past of sports activities leisure, and his closing bow was a fittingly theatrical farewell to one of many greats.
After the evening’s primary occasion – which noticed Roman Reigns defeat Drew McIntyre – a bunch of legends and mates from Taker’s profession got here all the way down to honour him.
Shane McMahon, Huge Present, JBL, Jeff Hardy, Mick Foley, The Godfather, The Godwins, Kevin Nash, Booker T, Shawn Michaels and Triple H had been additionally there, entering into the ring earlier than an excellent video recapping the Phenom’s profession aired.
Batista, John Cena, Edge and “Stone Chilly” Steve Austin all appeared as speaking heads on the finish of the clip, and once we got here again to the ThunderDome, Vince McMahon was alone within the ring, clearly heart-broken as he paid tribute to Undertaker.
The boss – who seemed like he was choking up – stated that tonight marked the top of an period, and one thing that can by no means be duplicated, as he insisted anybody saying ‘nothing lasts without end’ is mistaken, as a result of his legacy will.
Undertaker himself got here out subsequent with an unimaginable model of his iconic entrance, earlier than he delivered a brief however candy speech to carry his profession to an finish.
‘My time has come to let The Undertaker relaxation in peace,’ he uttered earlier than getting down on one knee as his music blared out.