Who could have guessed the success the Undertaker would have for the past 25 years and what can you say about the Deadman that hasn't already been said? The Phenom's entrance alone is worth the price of admission to any live event, once the Gong Hits you are in for a treat.
A year after his Survivor Series debut the Undertaker beat Hulk Hogan for his 1st of 4 WWE World Heavyweight Championships and the Deadman is a 6 time World Tag Team Champion
partnering with Stone Cold Steve Austin (1) Big Show (2) The Rock (1) and Kane (2).
The Undertaker is so fascinating to me because over the 25 years he continues to reinvent himself and stay relevant & exciting but sticking to his core character which the fans have grown to love over time. He was a Mortician under Paul Bearer, the Phenom in the Ministry of Darkness, the American Badass on a motorcycle to a Deadman and now an Outlaw with short hair. He is described as the hardest worker in the dressing room and so well respected in the industry.
He was the first wrestler ever to compete in the Hell in a Cell match with HBK Shawn Michaels, he is known for his Buried Alive matches, his signature move the Tombstone Pile Driver and the Choke slam sending his opponents straight to hell. "The Streak" started at Wrestlemania 7 winning 21 straight Wrestlemania appearances until Brock Lesnar broke the streak at Wrestlemania 30 shocking the entire world.
Already in 2015 The Undertaker has wrestled three times not including the Mexico tour three tag matches with Kane facing two of the Wyatt Members. The previous years starting in 2011 The Undertaker has primarily wrestled and appeared at Wrestlemania annually but it appears he is on a "Phenom Tour" nearing his retirement this Wrestlemania or next.
Here's to hoping for an Undertaker vs. Sting at Wrestlemania 32
plus a well deserved induction into the 2016 Hall of Fame.
Thank you Deadman for all the Tombstones. Rest In Peace.
The Deadman is no Stranger to Gold.
- 11/27/1991, Survivor Series: def. Hulk Hogan
- 3/23/1997, WrestleMania 13: def. Sid
- 5/23/1999, Over the Edge: def. Stone Cold Steve Austin
- 5/19/02, Judgment Day: def. Hulk Hogan
- 4/1/2007, WrestleMania 23: def. Batista
World Tag Team Championship (6 times)
- 7/26/1998, Fully Loaded: with Stone Cold Steve Austin, def. Kane & Mankind
- 8/22/1999, SummerSlam: with Big Show, def. Kane & X-Pac
- 9/9/1999, SmackDown: with Big Show, def. Mankind & The Rock in a Buried Alive Match
- 12/18/2000, Monday Night RAW: with The Rock, def. Edge & Christian
- 4/19/2001, SmackDown: with Kane, def. Edge & Christian
- 8/19/2001, SummerSlam: with Kane, def. Kanyon & Diamond Dallas Page in a Steel Cage Match
Hardcore Championship (1 time)
- 12/9/2001, Vengeance: def. Rob Van Dam
Top 25 Undertaker Moments in 25 years.
2. Body Bag
Ultimate Warrior in 1991.
at Wrestlemania IX
9. vs. Bret Hart at Summerslam with HBK special ref and getting hit with a chair by HBK setting up their match at Hell in a Cell.
at Wrestlemania XIV .
13. Undertaker vs. Kane inferno match 1997.
Royal Rumble 1998.
at Fully Loaded.
18. Highway to Hell Austin vs. Undertaker
at Summerslam 1998 while they were tag champs.
19. vs. Brock Lesnar -
Hell in a Cell Match:
No Mercy 2002;
last Sunday wasn't the 1st time these 2 fought inside a
Hell in a Cell.
and 26 forcing
HBK into retirement
after back to back
21. Staring at the WrestleMania XXVII banner setting up a match vs. HHH and the rematch the following year vs HHH with Shawn Michaels as the special guest referee at WrestleMania XXVIII.
22. vs. Edge at Wrestlemania & vs. Edge in Hell in a Cell at Summerslam 2008 and the choke slam through the Ring.
23. Undertaker vs. Batista @ Wrestlemania 23.
Wrestlemania 31 Winner = Brock Lesnar
Summerslam 2015 Winner = Undertaker
Hell in a Cell 2015 Winner = Brock Lesnar
Wrestlemania (22-1 )
- The Undertaker vs Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka (1-0)
- The Undertaker vs Jake "The Snake" Roberts (2-0)
- The Undertaker vs Giant Gonzales (3-0)
- The Undertaker vs King Kong Bundy (4-0)
- The Undertaker vs Diesel (5-0)
- The Undertaker vs Sycho Sid (6-0)
- The Undertaker vs Kane (7-0)
- The Undertaker vs Big Boss Man (8-0)
- The Undertaker vs Triple H (9-0)
- The Undertaker vs Ric Flair (10-0)
- The Undertaker vs The Big Show and A-Train (11-0)
- The Undertaker vs Kane (12-0)
- The Undertaker vs Randy Orton (13-0)
- The Undertaker vs Mark Henry (14-0)
- This match is also the last one to feature the old-style 'coffin' style casket. Subsequent Casket Matches would use modern caskets.
- The Undertaker vs Batista (15-0)
- The Undertaker vs Edge (16-0)
- The Undertaker vs Shawn Michaels (17-0)
- The Undertaker vs Shawn Michaels II (18-0)
- The Undertaker vs. Triple H II (19-0)
- The Undertaker vs. Triple H III (20-0)
- The Undertaker vs. CM Punk (21-0)
- The Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar (21-1) the end of the Streak
- The Undertaker vs. Bray Wyatt (22-1)