WWE wrestling star The Undertaker has received an outpouring of support on social media after saying he had “no desire to get back in the ring”.
The 55-year-old, whose real name is Mark Calaway, said in a recent documentary that there was “nothing left for [him] to conquer”.
His words suggest plans to retire after a career spanning three decades.
But neither Mr Calaway nor the WWE have formally announced his retirement from the league.
The Dead Man, as he is nicknamed, made the comments during the new WWE biopic The Last Ride.
He spoke about his most recent match against wrestler AJ Styles, which ended with him burying his opponent and riding away on a motorcycle.
“It was a perfect moment. You don’t necessarily always get those. If there was ever a perfect ending to a career, that right there was it,” Mr Calaway said.
“It’s time this cowboy really rides away,” he added. “I can do more good outside the ring than I can inside. I’m finally at a place where I can accept that.”
He said he would consider returning for one last match, but that “only time would tell”.
Mr Calaway has been a multiple world heavyweight champion, six-time tag team title holder and winner of the Royal Rumble.
He began his career with World Class Championship Wrestling in 1987, and moved to the WWE in the 1990s as a final member of Ted DiBiase’s Million Dollar Team.