After The Undertaker was beaten by Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 33, the Deadman placed his signature attire – long black coat, hat and MMA-style gloves – in the middle of the squared circle and even broke from his character as he kissed his wife Michelle McCool before he walked up the ramp and disappeared from view.
The final act of the fight could have been Phenom's way of hinting at his retirement from active wrestling. However, the WWE Universe has since been divided over whether the legend has actually bid farewell to an illustrious career spanning more than two decades.
During an interview with Inside The Ropes, AJ Styles was asked how he felt seeing The Undertaker retire at the Grandest Stage Of Them All, to which he replied, "Is he gone? I don't know, but you would assume."
"I think there were some tears from the fans that were probably - they may have seen the last of The Undertaker. At the end of the day, if he's done, I respect the heck out of him for doing it his way and doing what he wanted to do in his last match," the Phenomenal One said as transcribed by WrestlingInc.
"He is everything to the WWE and I'm thankful I had the opportunity meet him and have a great conversation with him. he's a great guy, and if he's gone and that was the last one, he will be missed."
Styles also revealed that he got emotional when he saw his friend leave his signature attire in the ring.
"He and I have got a relationship between both of us have the same friend that we're very close to, so he and I developed this relationship without even knowing each other that well. But it was heartbreaking a little bit because this is the guy that's been here for so long and has shaped the WWE into what it is now."