The Undertaker is considered one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time and the greatest figure in WWE history. While the “Undertaker” character created Vince McMahon, the role required a perfect answer.
After an unprecedented three-decade career, The Undertaker retired from WWE at Survivor Series 2020 – exactly 30 years after his debut. A few months ago, in the documentary “The Last Ride”, he revealed that he had ended his WWE career.
Mark Callaway was in an awkward position in his wrestling career in the late 1980s. WCW told him that no one would pay big money to see him. Describing it as the moment when a chip grew on his shoulder, Undertaker took the opportunity to sign with WWE (then known as WWF) through his connections with Bruce Pritchard and Paul Heyman. Searched.
It is known that Vince McMahon was initially not interested in signing Mark Callaway. When he finally gave up on Bruce Pritchard’s pleas, Vince McMahon met with Callaway and told him there was nothing for him.
In the late 1990s, Mark Callaway finally signed a contract with WWE and became The Undertaker – making his debut at the 1990 Survivor Series. This would be the start of a historic streak in WWE where The Undertaker would outlast generations of Superstars.
First off and receiving Undertaker fans
2014 was WrestleMania 30 when Undertaker’s historic undefeated WrestleMania streak ended at 21-1. Brock Lesnar was the man who broke the string in a match in which The Undertaker looked physically far behind his primes. He even had a concussion in the match and admitted that he couldn’t remember anything after the points.
Vince McMahon even left WrestleMania to accompany The Undertaker to the hospital. While many fans believed that this was going to mark the end of The Undertaker’s career – it was not.
He returned every year for a performance or more in the ring. As each year passed, it became painful for fans to watch Undertaker slow down in the ring and force himself into situations he shouldn’t have been in.
WrestleMania 33 2017 marked Undertaker’s first retirement. In a non-title main event against Roman Reigns, The Undertaker lost for the second time at WrestleMania and threw gloves, a jacket and a hat in the middle of the ring, ending his career.
He even broke character and kissed his wife Michelle McCool, who was in the ring to watch his retirement. WWE went so far as to bring back Jim Ross to be invited to main event WrestleMania.
This was another difficult match to watch, as Undertaker was to be worn down by the younger and more skilled Roman Reigns. Despite retiring, he returned a year later at WrestleMania 34 and defeated John Cena in less than three minutes.
Undertaker’s final match was at WrestleMania 36. It was a pre-recorded cinematic encounter called the ‘Bony Yard Match’, and Phenom He returned as his old biker character to defeat AJ Styles one last time.
It could have been WrestleMania…