WWE WrestleMania 33 ended on an emotional note as one of professional wrestling’s most iconic stars announced his retirement.
After suffering only the second WrestleMania loss in his decades-long career, The Undertaker removed his coat, gloves and hat, placed them in the center of the ring and exited the arena.
Roman Reigns defeated “The Dead Man” in the final match of the night. Rumors about The Undertaker’s planned retirement have swirled for months due to a series of less-than-stellar performances and rumored injuries. Articles published ahead of WrestleMania 33 speculated that Roman Reigns would be the one to put the legend out to pasture.
Fans took to Twitter to share their reactions, posting heartfelt messages with the hashtag #ThankYouTaker.
CORRECTION: This post has been updated to reflect that Sunday’s match marked The Undertaker’s second WrestleMania loss, not his second loss ever.