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The Undertaker's farewell closes WrestleMania 33

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With his match against Roman Reigns scheduled to be the main event and Jim Ross set to be part of the broadcast, there was more speculation than usual that this year's WrestleMania would mark the end of The Undertaker's in-ring career.

It appears that is the case. After being defeated by Reigns, Undertaker was given what was clearly a farewell to close the show. He laid flat on his back before sitting up, then took a look around the arena and left his gloves, jacket, and hat in the ring.

When he exited the ring, Undertaker embraced his family in the front row quickly before heading back up the entrance ramp and giving a salute to the audience. 

As Dave Meltzer has noted, Undertaker privately indicated that he was retiring after WrestleMania last year and has talked retirement for years, but WrestleMania 33 was the first time that WWE gave him a true sendoff. People in the company have since been tweeting "#ThankYouTaker" since the show went off the air.