Undertaker The Last Ride Chapter 3 End of an Era
Chapter 3 is titled "End of an Era," which is not just a nod to Undertaker's WrestleMania 28 match with Triple H, but also his connections with the men in the ring that night. It's these connections that make this latest episode another great watch for wrestling fans. Calaway's feelings toward Triple H and Shawn Michaels is on full display, as well as how those men think of Calaway and what he's meant to them.These three men were the pillars of the WWE for many years, so there's quite a bit revealed in this episode—especially Calaway's mindset as he continues his search for that one "last" great match, that final match that he feels comfortable retiring on.When we finally get to that tag-team match between Triple H, Shawn Michaels and the Undertaker and Kane at Crown Jewel, it's as bad as you remember. Just about anything that could go wrong does, and to hear the competitors talk about it is pretty funny. The Undertaker even gives some insight into his psyche that day, which isn't explored as deeply as one may like, but hey, since it seems pretty personal, what do you expect?When the match ends, Calaway isn't satisfied and his wife, Michelle McCool (who's my vote for MVP of this series), comes out with the line of the episode: "Oh boy, here we go. I know it's a vicious cycle. He's not going to be happy with his performance, which means he's going to have to redeem himself."Calaway isn't in an enviable position. When will he feel he can close the door on his career? Maybe that day never comes. It'll be interesting to see what he's thinking in the next episode when we finally get to that infamous match against Goldberg.Bottom line, the third chapter of Undertaker: The Last Ride is required viewing for wrestling fans. It spotlights those years when the Undertaker was arguably at his peak with some great insight.The backstage and interview portions—especially with Triple H, Shawn Michaels and Kane—are the best parts of this episode. But in the end it's Calaway's story and we're getting a peek at his psyche. As we see that vicious cycle at work, you just can't help but hope Mark Calaway finds the closure he's looking for.