Kane did an interview with TV Insider to talk about The Undertaker and his retirement. Here are some of the highlights:
What did you make of The Last Ride docuseries? What was going through your head when you found out he was approaching the end of his career? Were there conversations between the two of you beforehand?
“I knew he was getting to that point in his career. We didn’t talk about anything specific as far as how it would go. When it comes to The Last Ride docuseries, I was there for some of that. You can tell that was kind of the wrapping up. It’s really bittersweet for me because of my personal relationship with Mark and The Undertaker and Kane. It’s a story that is very important to me. Personally, I’m also a fan of The Undertaker. The Undertaker, he doesn’t age. It’s kind of like when you’re six years old and finding out Santa Claus isn’t real. It’s like, “Man, The Undertaker is retiring? What is happening with the world?
It’s shocking in a way, but nevertheless as long as Mark is happy. That’s what I think is important. I’ve had conversations with him over the years. He once told he would go as long as he felt he could not disappoint people. When people would come to a show and watch The Undertaker and feel that was The Undertaker. If he got to a point where physically he wasn’t able to do it, that is when he would have to hang it up. He has had some issues like we all have with injuries as you get older. He is at this point now. The fact he still had a great match this year with AJ Styles in that Boneyard match at WrestleMania. He wants to go out on top and doesn’t want to diminish the mystique of The Undertaker in that manner. I think he made a good decision. Although it is bittersweet.”
Does seeing how he has handled his retirement make you look at your own career and the future?
“Very rarely do people in WWE get to go out on their own terms. It just happens. Whether it’s an injury or a creative falling out. The way he is going out doesn’t happen very often. So it’s wonderful to see someone like Undertaker have that. I’ve never had that big last sendoff. Don’t know if I will, and that’s okay. It is what it is. Truly, if I were thinking of a storybook ending of a WWE career, I think Mark was able to do that, and I’m really happy about that.”