Shane McMahon, JBL, The Big Show, Jeff Hardy, Mick Foley, The Godfather, Savio Vega, Rikishi, Kevin Nash, Booker T, Ric Flair, Triple H, Kane, and The Godwinns all came to the ring.
After a lengthy video package, Vince McMahon stood in the ring and reflected on The Undertaker’s career.
Vince says thirty years, for three decades, this man not withstanding his hardships and injuries, struck terror in the eyes of his opponents. He entertained the fans. Tonight marks the end of an era of the most storied career that will never be duplicated. Tonight, we say goodbye. Nothing lasts forever, and Vince says they are wrong because the legacy of the Undertaker will live on eternally.
Vince introduces The Dead Man, The Phenom, The Undertaker!
Taker’s symbol appears high up in the arena as lighting strikes it and goes along with a MIDI-like version of his theme song. The bell tolls again and now The Undertaker begins his signature entrance to the ring.
Taker stops on the ring steps as more flames go off around the ring. Taker finally enters the ring and looks around for a minute or two. We hear “Undertaker!” chants apparently being piped in. Taker just stands there as crowd chants continue. The virtual crowd has not returned to the LED boards.
Taker says for 30 long years he’s made that slow walk to the ring and has laid people to rest time and time again. He says and now his time has come. A “thank you Taker!” chant starts up. Taker says his time has come, it’s time for The Undertaker to Rest.. In… Peace…
The ring fills up some with fog now as Taker tips his hat and drops down to one knee. Taker does his signature pose as we see a graphic of the late WWE Hall of Famer Paul Bearer on the wall, holding the urn. Taker looks up at the Bearer graphic and resumes his pose on his knee, looking down as the lights go out. The “Undertaker!” chants continue with just a single spotlight on Taker in the ring.
The bells start to toll once again as Taker’s music starts back up. He stands back up from his pose as the lighting and thunder start again. Taker stands tall in the middle of the ring and cuts his own throat. Taker exits the ring and marches up the ramp. He stops, turns back around to look at the ring, then faces forward again. Taker raises his fist in the air as the lightning strikes. The Undertaker’s “Final Farewell” ends as Taker heads to the back and the 2020 Survivor Series pay-per-view goes off the air.
The 2020 Survivor Series pay-per-view marked Taker’s 30th anniversary as he originally debuted at the 1990 Survivor Series pay-per-view. There is no word yet on what WWE has planned for his future, if anything, but we will keep you updated.