It seems unlikely that legendary professional wrestler The Undertaker will perform at WrestleMania 31 this spring, given his enfeebled appearance in a recent photo that emerged online this week.
His once-fiery auburn hair has turned completely white, and his face is criss-crossed with deep wrinkles that betray his increasing decrepitude.
The photo was snapped by a fan outside a Death Valley Walgreens, where The Undertaker — renowned for his long WWE tenure and 21-match winning streak at WrestleMania — was seen buying Polygrip and Depends.
The photo seems to confirm a long-held belief among professional wrestlers: a match against the powerful and dangerous Brock Lesnar will take about 20 years off your life.
The Undertaker has stayed out of the spotlight since his WrestleMania 30 loss to Lesnar, reportedly enjoying the well-deserved chance to stay home, take up woodworking, and rest in peace.
The man in the photo denies he is The Undertaker — insisting his name is Wallace Greenblatt, a retired accountant — but that’s exactly the kind of thing the notoriously elusive and private Undertaker would say.