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WWE hint The Undertaker could still return in future after legend’s retirement

The WWE has hinted The Undertaker could return -just hours after the wrestling legend revealed he was retiring.

The 55-year-old announced he was quitting the ring in in the final episode of his documentary series 'The Last Ride', which aired on Sunday.

But it was with a caveat, as the Wrestlemania legend said he would consider returning "in case of emrgency" or if WWE chief Vince McMahon was "in a pinch".

And the wrestling franchise has made it clear that The Undertaker would be welcomed back by posting an emotional thankyou on Instagram, along with the hashtag #NeverSayNever.

The post featured a montage of images of the wrestler from a career spanning 30 years, with the message 'Thank You Undertaker'.

The WWE wrote on the post: "Thank you  @undertaker  for  #TheLastRide! What a journey.  #ThankYouTaker#NeverSayNever "

The Undertaker made his WWF debut in 1990, and went on to win every championship and event possible.

He also enjoyed an incredible winning streak at Wrestlemania which only recently came to an end.

Announcing his retirement, the ring legend said: "I'm at a point, it's time this cowboy really rides away. There's nothing left for me to conquer or accomplish.

"The game has changed. It's time for new guys to come up. The time just seems right.

"This documentary has helped me discover that and opened my eyes to the bigger picture and not judge myself as harshly these last few years.

"I can do more good outside the ring than I can inside. I'm finally at a place where I can accept that."

But while he said he had "no desire" to return to the ring, what he said next suggested it may not be the end forever.

He added: "I believe I'm at a place now, post-Boneyard, which was a hellacious battle against one of the best in the business. Here you are, climbing on your motorcycle and taking off.

"There was a lot of thought and a lot of emotion, one of those being 'are you happy enough with that?'

"It was a powerful moment. You don't necessarily always get those. If there was ever a perfect ending to a career, that right there was it.

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"If Vince was in a pinch, would I come back? I guess time would only tell there. In case of emergency, break glass, you pull out The Undertaker. I would consider it.

"[But] at this point in my career, I have no desire to get back in the ring."

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