Reigns doesn't celebrate too much, and walks off, leaving Undertaker in the middle of the ring. The Phenom gets up, slowly and deliberately, and wears his hat and coat again.
With the audience vociferous in its applause and thanks, with his music playing in the background, Undertaker unravels his gloves from his hands, takes his coat off, and places his hat in the middle of the ring.
Ladies and gentlemen, we've witness an end of an era. The Undertaker has been retired by Roman Reigns. He breaks character and goes to Michelle McCool, his wife who's in attendance in the front row.
He makes one last, long walk back, with the audience unanimous in applause and gratitude for the greatest legend to have graced the squared circle. Perhaps of all time. Perhaps in all of the world.
He turns back half way up the ramp, to take one look at the sacred ground where he's made the unbelievable routinely possible, where he's defied Father Time repeatedly, where he's inspired generations of people around the world into a sense of wonder that seizes the tongue.
And just like he rose from the depths of the Underworld, to thrill thousands, millions of fans with his inimitable exploits for the better part of 3 decades, he sinks back into the depths, hand held over his head in acknowledgement.
Usually, in the industry of pro-wrestling, fans make the Superstars. We may have seen the last of a legend who forged millions of fans.
Thank you Undertaker. From the bottom of our hearts.
He then hits Taker with a Spear! Cover! 1-2-Undertaker Kicks out at 2.5! Reigns isn't discouraged however, and he hits another spear! Cover! This should be it. 1-2-2.99999! Undertaker kicks out of the second Spear!
Reigns has had enough, he runs the ropes 3 times before hitting Taker with a monstrous Spear. (he managed to botch that too, somehow)
Cover! 1-2-3! Roman Reigns defeats the Undertaker.
Roman goes to pick him up, but Taker attempts to lock in the Hell's Gate out of nowhere! Roman manages to squirm himself out of the lock, and prevents Undertaker from grabbing the chair that's lying in the ring. He proceeds to pick the chair up and absolutely eviscerates Undertaker with stiff chair shots! Three of them.
Shocked, but not completely discouraged, Undertaker tries to position Reigns for another Tombstone, but the Big Dog fights it off. But in the process of reversing the move, Reigns botches twice! It's painfully obvious, and Reigns abandons attempts to carry him and instead levels him with a Superman Punch
Reigns realises he's in a real fight here and fishes for a chair. This is a No Holds Barred match, after all. But Undertaker recovers sufficiently in time to wrest it away from Reigns and use it on him, socking him on the back with 2 nasty chair shots.
Reigns makes his way into the ring and looks over the Phenom. JR says that the match should be stopped should the Undertaker be unable to defend himself intelligently. No sooner had those words escaped his mouth, does Undertaker sit up in his patented, spine-tingling fashion.
Taker looks to press the advantage and sets up another table spot, this time with a view to hit the Last Ride or Tombstone on Reigns. In the nick of time, perhaps more out of sheer desperation, Reigns nails him with a Spear onto the table.
The table gives way, as Undertaker looks broken in two.
Reigns has had enough, however, and goes back inside with renewed purpose. This time, he's having more success in taking the offence to the Undertaker and he manages to cut him down to size with a stinging right hand.
Reigns rushes back inside the ring, but Taker is happy to dish out more of the same, as he clears the ring of the Big Dog yet again. As though there was any doubt, Taker looks at him squarely , and says " Still my yard".