Very few athletes have had the same impact as The Undertaker on this business. The Digger has taken part in numerous memorable feuds, as well as having made millions of fans around the planet fall in love with him thanks to his iconic gimmick.
The 'Deadman' played his last match at WrestleMania 36, ââbefore announcing his retirement from wrestling wrestling. Within the docu-series 'The Last Ride', Taker admitted that he was no longer able to cope with the rhythms required by professional wrestling and that he did not want to ruin his image.
The 'Phenom' received a splendid tribute to the 2020 Survivor Series, where his legendary career had begun 30 years earlier. This year, Undertaker was inducted with full credit into the WWE Hall of Fame by Vince McMahon himself.
A few days ago, the news came that Mark and his wife Michelle McCool will be backstage at Survivor Series: WarGames. The aforementioned pay-per-view will be staged on Saturday, November 26 at Boston's TD Garden.
The Undertaker is a global icon
In the latest edition of 'Smack Talk' on Sportskeeda, former WWE manager Dutch Mantell reflected on The Undertaker's ability to make fans love him while playing a dark character.
“Well, The Undertaker played a pretty dark character. However, people still loved it. His entry into the ring was so iconic that it was sometimes better than the match itself, ”said Mantell. Recently, Drew McIntyre wanted to pay tribute to the Gravedigger: “In the last phase of his career, he even struggled to walk when he went back to the locker room.
Although he had several physical problems, he never spared himself when he stepped into the ring. The adrenaline and the desire not to disappoint the fans led him to go beyond his limits. He flew into the ring like a Mexican luchador.
When he went backstage and the adrenaline went down, you noticed his difficulties. The Deadman loved this business more than anyone else and gave it his all until the last fight. We just have to admire him and thank him for everything he has done." Speaking on Story Time with Dutch Mantell, the wrestling legend revealed that he once put The Undertaker on trial for "romancing the girls." "I did this with Undertaker first and I put him on trial for I think romancing the girls around.
Imagine. Because he denied it. He denied it. And then I was the prosecutor and the judge. Of course, you know, I never lost a bat. I never lost a case. And so and then Undertaker loved it so he would say, 'Wrestlers Court,' then he put me on trial. He'd convict me for whatever I did," he said.