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The Undertaker challenges Piers Morgan ahead of ‘final farewell’ at WWE Survivor Series

The legendary wrestler is set to walk away from the sport 30 years after his debut

Matty Paddock@MattyPaddock
Thursday 19 November 2020 16:32

Wrestling icon The Undertaker has joked he could be convinced to delay his retirement - in order to fight Piers Morgan.

Undertaker is arguably the most well-known character in WWE history, his storied career having spanned three decades.

The character, played by Mark Calaway, gets its final send-off from the wrestling world at the company's Survivor Series pay-per-view this Sunday.

The event marks 30 years since he first debuted at the 1990 version of the event, and the show is being billed as The Undertaker's 'Final Farewell' with a string of special guest appearances lined up to commemorate it.

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Taker is not expected to wrestle at the event, having said following his last match against AJ Styles at WrestleMania in the Spring that he had "no desire" to continue active competition.

That didn't stop the man himself teasing that he might just change his mind - if it meant being able to dish out a beating to Morgan.

<p>The Undertaker has joked he could delay his retirement in order to fight Piers Morgan</p>

The Undertaker has joked he could delay his retirement in order to fight Piers Morgan

In an interview on Good Morning Britain, conducted as Calaway rather than in character, the 55-year-old told Richard Arnold: "I don't have any aspirations for getting back in the ring but if Piers wants to get into a squared circle, he might just be the one [to] get me back in the ring.

"The Morganator man, he's big time over here on American TV with his strong English accent. He lets people have it over here.

"That might be a good match-up for me, I might have to consider my final farewell if Piers would consider putting on the pantyhose, or whatever you call them in the UK!"

Morgan, for his part, played along, Tweeting: "The Morganator is ready."

Boxer Tyson Fury was another big name paying tribute to The Undertaker this week.

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The Gypsy King donned an Undertaker-style outfit and posted a video on his social media, saying: “This is a special message to The Undertaker. Celebrating 30 years of WWE – fantastic.

Tyson Fury paid tribute to The Undertaker

"Thank you for all the great nights you’ve given us over the years. God bless you, see you around.”

The Undertaker himself responded on Twitter, saying "Massive respect... thanks Champ.

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"Keep doing what you're doing and stay healthy. Watched your inspiring journey for a long time and can't wait to see you fight in person in the future."

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