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Undertaker To Have Hip Replacement Surgery After WrestleMania Retirement

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Undertaker To Have Hip Replacement Surgery After WrestleMania Retirement

WWE legend The Undertaker is set to go under the knife following his WrestleMania retirement.

The Dead Man, real name Mark Calaway, had been holding off having hip replacement surgery to make his final wrestling appearance.

Roman Reigns took on 52-year-old Taker in the main event of the PPV, with Reigns coming out on top.

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Credit: WWE / The Undertaker

Dave Meltzer, of the Wrestling Observer, has reported that having hung up his boots, the legendary WWE Superstar will now be going through a few surgical procedures, after his WWE commitments delayed the procedures.

There were WWE officials who claimed The Undertaker's body was so beat up that he would start winding his career down as far back as 1997. Somehow, despite a succession of injuries, major surgeries and Old Father Time creeping up on him, he continued to deliver memorable moments inside the squared circle for another two decades.

On Sunday night The Phenom hung up his gloves, hat and jacket.

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After losing at the Citrus Bowl, Taker ditched his regalia in the middle of the ring as metaphorical sign that he was done and boy did it hit us right in the feels.

Pictures taken after the annual event revealed that the WWE production crew had left all of the wrestler's costume right there in the ring, as they stripped down everything around them.

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Callaway's retirement had long been a hot topic among fans and wrestler's alike, after it was suggested he would retire following his match with Shane McMahon at WrestleMania 32.

He made his WWE debut at a taping of Superstars on 19 November, 1990 - meaning he has been in the company for over 25 years.

Topics: The Undertaker, Retirement, Surgery

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