End Of An Era: The Undertaker Announces His Retirement At WrestleMania 33

WWE WrestleMania 33 ended on an emotional note as one of professional wrestling’s most iconic stars announced his retirement. 
After suffering only the second WrestleMania loss in his decades-long career, The Undertaker removed his coat, gloves and hat, placed them in the center of the ring and exited the arena. 

Heartbreaking..The Greatest of All Time.. #ThankYouTaker #WrestleMania pic.twitter.com/d3xKcJF4qj— WWE Logic (@logicwwe123) April 3, 2017
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Roman Reigns defeated “The Dead Man” in the final match of the night. Rumors about The Undertaker’s planned retirement have swirled for months due to a series of less-than-stellar performances and rumored injuries. Articles published ahead of WrestleMania 33 speculated that Roman Reigns would be the one to put the legend out to pasture.

SPEAR #4 puts The #Undertaker away as @WWERomanReigns does what only ONE other man has been able to do in nearly 3 decades! #WrestleMania pic.twitter.com/bUewcFLPet— WWE WrestleMania (@WrestleMania) April 3, 2017
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It's official, Undertaker is retiring. Tonight is the last time we'll see him wrestle. #Wrestlemania pic.twitter.com/ACbZQ84if3— WTM- WWE Coverage (@WWEtweetMANIA) April 3, 2017
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The Undertaker walking up the ramp one final time as we get to see 70,000 grown men cry #WrestleMania— WWE Creative Humor (@WWECreative_ish) April 3, 2017
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Fans took to Twitter to share their reactions, posting heartfelt messages with the hashtag #ThankYouTaker. 

When it suddenly hits you that Taker just retired. #ThankYouTaker #Wrestlemania pic.twitter.com/GMgddqS097— Liam Cobain Crawshaw (@Crabola) April 3, 2017
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Thank you, Taker. Thank you for entertaining us for over 30 years. Thank you for everything. We all love you, Taker. #ThankYouTaker pic.twitter.com/TJAh6r2d3R— Matt (@adoringajlee) April 3, 2017
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Thank you Taker for all these years! #ThankYouTaker pic.twitter.com/Q7QX8nvTHS— Valterix (@Valterix99) April 3, 2017
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For being the greatest part of my childhood and being the greatest to ever do it, PERIOD. No one will ever come close. #ThankYouTaker pic.twitter.com/yviPZMADDR— chadd 2 sadd (@Raallins) April 3, 2017
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I read this many years ago…HBK was the heartHHH was the mindTaker was the soul2/3 are gone. #ThankYouTaker #Wrestlemania— TH | ™ (@TH_NaturalWorks) April 3, 2017
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Legends NEVER die #ThankYouTaker pic.twitter.com/bEC0YJS5D0— WWE Dallas (@WWE_Dallas) April 3, 2017
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Words can't describe the feelings I'm having. Undertaker has been in my life forever 20 years. #Wrestlemania #ThankYouTaker pic.twitter.com/3CGfeSgEOb— The Fan's Podcast (@TheFansPodcast) April 3, 2017
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Me right now. #WrestleMania #ThankYouTaker pic.twitter.com/OOvVKd0nSo— WWE Trolls (@WWE_Trolls) April 3, 2017
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This is it. Like…it's really it. The last piece of my childhood with @WWE is gone. I'm hurt #ThankYouTaker #Wrestlemania— Zen-Aku #PKto200k (@PKSparkxx) April 3, 2017
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This post has been updated to accurately reflect that Sunday’s match marked The Undertaker’s second WrestleMania loss.  — This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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