Cristiano Ronaldo was among the millions of football fans who were stunned by WWE legend The Undertaker's ultra-special appearance during the Riyadh Season Cup final. Ahead of a friendly match between Ronaldo's Al-Nassr and Al-Hilal on Thursday, the former American professional wrestler made his way towards the ground with his trademark WWE entrance.
The lights at the match venue went off and the iconic music started playing in the background. A giant moon was projected on the screen and laser lights flashed across the stadium. Spectators whipped out their mobile phones to capture the incredible moment. The Undertaker slowly walked through the stage and unveiled the coveted trophy.
Undertaker made an entrance at Ronaldo’s game 😭 pic.twitter.com/4UmnWPNqVI— FP (@futbolphanatics) February 8, 2024
Ronaldo was standing behind the wrestler alongside his teammates and was seen starstruck by the moment. The legendary footballer had a smile on his face as he was seen joking about something with his teammates as the Undertaker lifted the trophy ahead of the kick-off. The video immediately went viral on social media as two top personalities in their respective fields shared screen space simultaneously.
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THE UNDERTAKER WILL BE PRESENTING THE RIYADH SEASON TROPHY AFTER THE GAME BETWEEN AL NASSR AND AL HILAL. pic.twitter.com/bCpLjscfYs— george (@StokeyyG2) February 8, 2024
The Undertaker, also known as Mark William Callaway (his real name), retired from in-ring competition in 2020. Since then he has made rare appearances at the wrestling promotion event, most recently last October when he choke-slammed Bron Breakker. Notably, several WWE shows have been held in Saudi Arabia in recent years.
The Undertaker had fought against top superstars in Saudi Arabia, including Goldberg, Shawn Michaels and Triple H. The 58-year-old's last competition in the Middle East was nearly a month before his retirement.
As far as the match is concerned, Al Nassr lost 0-2 to rivals Al-Hilal. Ronaldo, who turned 39 earlier this week, made his first appearance since overcoming an injury. The Portugal skipper has made 18 appearances for the Riyadh-based club and scored 20 goals in the ongoing season of the Saudi Pro League. He also made nine assists for the club.