The Undertaker was officially inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame on April 1, 2022. Other former top-notch superstars such as Vader, The Steiner Brothers and Sharmell received this highly prestigious accolade yesterday, but all eyes were on the Undertaker.
Thanks to his iconic gimmick and his incredible longevity, the Deadman has become a legendary character, capable of transcending wrestling. The 'Phenom' career in WWE began in 1990 and ended exactly 30 years later, at the 2020 Survivor Series.
Barring sensational and unlikely twists, his last fight will remain the one against AJ Styles at WrestleMania 36. Within the docu-series 'The Last Ride', Taker has admitted that he can no longer sustain the rhythms required by wrestling professionals and does not want to ruin his image.
In a lengthy interview with Joe Tessitore for ESPN, the former WWE Champion illustrated how he managed to stay on top of the wave for three decades.
The Undertaker is a wrestling legend
The Undertaker had a message for Triple H and Shawn Michaels during the unveiling of his statue at the WrestleMania 38 Superstore Axxess tonight.
“One of the main secrets was the absolute dedication to my character. People have always identified me as The Undertaker, even in everyday life. When people met me at the airport, they acted as if they were facing the Undertaker.
My behavior has always been in line with my gimmick. In some ways, it was a sacrifice, but I must admit that it was worth it” - said Taker. The Digger has always had a particular effect on fans: “We didn't have any bodyguards or security guards back in the day.
When we left the arena, we had to reach our car by ourselves. Most of the superstars were mobbed by fans, while Paul Bearer and I passed by undisturbed. People turned away from me because they were afraid ”. The Deadman is enjoying his well-deserved rest: “I miss being in the ring, but I am aware that I can no longer perform at the levels of the past.
I've been on TV for over 30 years, now it's time to do more." The 2022 WWE Hall of Famer seemed ecstatic about the statue and had a message for his Bone Street Krew buddies. He also had an offer for Triple H and Shawn Michaels.
"Honestly, you don't know how much it means to me. We are forever a brotherhood. No matter where we are, we are always a brotherhood. And you two guys, if you guys ever give up your Kliq card, we might have room for you," said The Deadman, addressing Triple H and Michaels.