The Undertaker will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in a few days. His extraordinary career spanning 30 years has given fans tons of unforgettable moments. In addition to breaking all records in this business, the Gravedigger has contributed more than any other to increasing the popularity of wrestling around the world.
His iconic character entered the collective imagination, as did his very famous 'Streak' at WrestleMania. Barring sensational and unlikely twists, the last match played by the 'Phenom' will remain the one against AJ Styles at WrestleMania 36.
Within the docu-series 'The Last Ride', the Deadman confided that he could no longer sustain the efforts required by professional wrestling and that he did not want to ruin his image. In a long interview with Gaelyn Mendonca for 'WWE India', The Great Khali congratulated Taker on his imminent entry into the HOF.
The Great Khali praises The Undertaker
“The Undertaker deserved such recognition, I want to congratulate him” - began The Great Khali. “He was an absolute myth of this business, as well as showing an extraordinary dedication.
One cannot fail to admire Taker” - he added. A guest on the latest edition of 'Out of Character', the Deadman described his personality in real life: "I'm not as dark as you see me on television. I like playing jokes and I don't take myself too seriously.
There was a time when my gimmick affected my daily life. I had to sacrifice a lot of things for that character's sake. Finally, I am able to spend time with my family. I miss being in the ring, but my body no longer allowed me to fight at high levels.
At the same time, it's nice to be home and not have any worries or pain. I've been on TV for over 30 years, now it's time to do more”. WWE is preparing to host the 38th edition of WrestleMania, which will take place over two evenings at Arlington's AT&T Stadium.
Speaking on his Stories with Brisco and Bradshaw podcast, JBL said Vader genuinely thought The Undertaker could catch his 440-pound body mid-moonsault before tombstoning him: “He goes, ‘I got an idea. You think I can do a moonsault and The Deadman catch me and tombstone me?’ Vader’s 440 [pounds] at the time, and I said, ‘Absolutely.
Just call it (in the ring), don’t even tell him! He’ll love you forever. It’ll be the greatest spot in the history of the Royal Rumble! Just do it!’. ”