The Undertaker hasn’t been seen on WWE television since winning his WrestleMania 32 Hell in a Cell match against Shane McMahon. You remember that match. It was the one where everyone laid around until it was time for Shane to do something reckless. After that match, Undertaker was announced for a WWE UK tour, but after a lot of updates and rumors and scuttlebutt, he got pulled from those dates. While it’s no surprise that Undertaker has long been feeling the effects of a 30-plus-year wrestling career, it appears even the Dead Man is having mortality catch up to him.
Undertaker was recently spotted and photographed in a couple places using crutches to get around, as you can see clearly in this Starbucks photo and kind of clearly in the following gas station photo.
— Pro Wrestling & MMA (@ProWrestlingWW) October 12, 2016
Another photo of The Undertaker. You can see the crutches in his trunk which tells you it's his. I hope he heals up soon. pic.twitter.com/teU8Lz0Axu
— Zack Lethal (@TheZackLethal) October 12, 2016
This is a bummer, to be sure, but it really shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. The guy is 51 years old and nearly seven damn feet tall. And he started wrestling in 1984. 1984. Do you know how long ago that was? The FIRST Police Academy movie came out that year. And you don’t even know what that is.
We wish Undertaker all the best and happiness in the world. He has certainly earned it. Hopefully his body feels better soon, but let’s agree not to freak out about this too much, okay? We can do that? Cool. Cool.