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Tear Jerker / The Undertaker

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  • The demo version of his theme.
    • Which was remixed and used for the promo celebrating his 25 years in the WWE. And it was tear-inducing.
  • Brock Lesnar putting an end to the Undertaker's 21-win streak at Wrestlemania XXX. The entire arena was in absolute shock and disbelief; even Paul Heyman could hardly believe Brock won. The sound engineers even delayed Brock's theme after his victory, just to make the Undertaker's defeat sting even more.
    • Or they might have been wondering if there might not have been a shocking swerve in store, it was that well-kept a secret.
    • It got up to the point where adults and security personnel had to comfort crying children by saying there was a mistake.
    • During a 2015 interview in Manchester with Shawn Michaels and JR, JR revealed that even Brock himself didn't want to break the streak and had even asked Vince McMahon if he could lose to Taker.
  • At the WWE Hall of Fame the night before, Undertaker paid tribute to Paul Bearer in the only way he could—raising his signature urn to the air in silence.
  • Undertaker leaving his gloves, jacket, and hat in the ring after losing to Roman Reigns at Wrestlemania XXXIII. Even though nothing was said, everyone in the stands and watching at home understood that this was the end of an era.
    • The most heartwrenching moment of the entire match besides the ending comes when Taker starts to do his signature sit up...and he can't, collapsing to the ground, unable to continue the fight.
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    • The point was driven home by him stepping out of the ring and immediately going to Michelle McCool (his real life wife) and giving her a kiss, as if to acknowledge that this wasn't the Undertaker anymore, but Mark Calaway.
    • Roman's reaction after the match backstage doesn't help at all.
  • The Undertakers: The Last Ride documentary. All of it in a sense. How much we've seen Undertaker as the phenom, one of the greatest performers ever, and throughout the documentary, we see nothing but Mark Calaway. At the end of it all, he indicates that he is finally retiring. The case if WWE might need him in an emergency is still up in the air, but Mark feels very content about his career now. The official end of the career of Undertaker.
    Mark: (Calmly) "I'm at a point... This time, the cowboy really rides away."
    • Mark mentioned how much his father disapproved his career as a wrestler, especially when he jokingly mocked him for wearing make up in his early years. But he also mentioned that his father was nothing short of proud that he made the decision and stuck with it. Long after he passed, Mark mentions he still misses him.
    • What played a major role in this decision was not the injuries he accumulated, no was that he wasn't needed, it was how sudden his and his family's lives can change in a single day. after filming his Boneyard match with AJ Styles, he gets a call of the unfortunate news that his own Brother passed away from a sudden heart attack, not long after that, Michelle's nephew lost his life in a car accident right after graduation too.
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    • The Tribute WWE gave him on the June 26th edition of Smackdown. One final tribute, to one of the most defining wrestler in history.
  • November 22, 2020. Survivor Series. 30 years of Undertaker. The Deadman announces that this is the true Last Ride and that it is now his time to leave.
    • As a nice little touch and tribute, WWE added a Hologram of one Paul Bearer, with his Iconic "Oh Yes" catchphrase in the background.