'The Undertaker' Ends 27-Year-Old Career At WrestleMania

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 09:43 IST

World Wrestling Entertainment legend 'The Undertaker' appears to have retired after losing to Roman Reigns in main event of WrestleMania 33, ending a 27-year long career.

'The Undertaker' Ends 27-Year-Old Career At WrestleMania
Former WWE stars were quick to pay tribute to the multiple-time world heavyweight champion and Royal Rumble winner (File Photo)

'The Undertaker', whose real name is Mark William Calaway, dropped his trademark hat, gloves and leather coat after his loss in a no-holds-barred match, setting the social media abuzz with a barrage of retirement wishes. His dramatic departure from the ring was trending on Twitter with #ThankYouTaker.

His legions of fans, current and former WWE stars were quick to pay tribute to the multiple-time world heavyweight champion and Royal Rumble winner.

"If there's a dry eye at #Wrestlemania ur a bigger man then me. #ThankYouTaker," tweeted WWE star 'The Miz'. Some of the other big names who paid their respect were Mick Folley and Rick Flair.

His was the last fight of the eventful night with a record 75,000-plus crowd at the Camping World Stadium, seeing his momentous walk back to the WWE ramp for one final time. Fireworks and musical performances added to the spectacular show as Orlando successfully hosted WrestleMania for the second time ever, the first being in 2008.

The night will also be remembered for John Cena finally bending one knee and proposing to Nikki Bella. The proposal followed their victory against over 'The Miz' and Maryse in a mixed tag team match and the crowd went wild when Bella said "yes".

"I want to thank my always expressive 'family' the @WWEUniverse for allowing me to have a #WrestleMania moment that I will NEVER forget!" wrote Cena to his 9.4 million followers on Twitter.

All 13 matches at WrestleMania 33 had the fans on the edge of their seats. The battle for both WWE Championship and WWE Universal Championship saw challengers getting the better of the defending champions.

Randy Orton defeated Bray Wyatt for the WWE Championship while Brock Lesnar beat Goldberg for the Universal Championship.

The longest of the night was the unsanctioned match between Triple H and Seth Rollins, who triumphed over 'The Game' in battle lasting little over 25 minutes. Mojo Rawly won the 33-man battle royal for Andre The Giant Memorial Trophy by eliminating Canada's Jinder Mahal in the end.