The Undertaker will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, headlining the 2022 class. With the superstar returning for the induction ceremony on WrestleMania 38 Weekend in April but not in a match, it’s appearing more and more like The Undertaker won’t wrestle again.

The Undertaker seemingly retired with a farewell address at Survivor Series 2020. In the world of professional wrestling, retirement is usually followed by an in-ring comeback at some point.

Just look at the two WWE legends who actually appeared committed to never wrestling again. Shawn Michaels resisted calls to make an in-ring return for eight years until he agreed to team up with Triple H at WWE’s Crown Jewel event in Saudi Arabia in 2018. Rumors suggest that Stone Cold Steve Austin could end his 19-year retirement at WrestleMania 38.

The Undertaker last wrestled against AJ Styles at WrestleMania 36 in March 2020. The “Boneyard Match” was pre-taped without fans and didn’t take place in a wrestling ring. It’s been three years since The Undertaker had an advertised match in front of a live crowd.

However, The Undertaker seems content to remain out of the ring after one of the most illustrious careers in wrestling history.

“I realized I have taken every physical gift, tool that I have and have used it up,” The Undertaker said in November 2020 to The New York Post, which broke the news of the wrestler’s Hall of Fame induction. “There’s no water left in the sponge, if I can use that analogy. I’ve rung everything I could get out of that sponge.”

The Undertaker will turn 57 years old a week before WrestleMania 38. He will be inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame on Friday, April 1 at Dallas’ American Airlines Center.

WrestleMania 38 will take place on April 2 and 3 at AT&T Stadium.

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The Undertaker recovers during his fight against Brock Lesner at WWE SummerSlam at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on Aug. 23, 2015 in New York City. JP Yim/Getty Images