The Undertaker is widely regarded as one of the most successful and iconic characters to ever set foot in the WWE ring. After a few unsuccessful gimmicks, Mark Callaway debuted his famous gimmick at the 1990 Survivor Series driving fans all over the planet crazy.
When three long decades have passed embellished with successes and awards of all kinds, the 'Deadman' has chosen to permanently hang his boots in 2020. Many colleagues wanted to pay him a beautiful tribute to greet one of the legends that allowed wrestling to increase its popularity even outside the United States.
During his exceptional career, the 'Phenom' became world champion seven times, as well as winning the Royal Rumble in 2007 and being a symbol for the tag team division as well. His 'streak' at WrestleMania obviously remains unforgettable, made up of 21 consecutive triumphs, before it was interrupted by Brock Lesnar at Mania 30.
In a recent interview with 'Rewind Recap Relive', The Great Khali - fresh from being inducted into the Hall of Fame this year - recalled his assault on Taker in the SmackDown episode following WrestleMania 22.
The Great Khali tells a funny story about The Undertaker
"Vince McMahon told me that he intended to make my debut, but he did not reveal who my opponent would be" - said The Great Khali.
“He just explained to me that I was supposed to show up on SmackDown a few days after WrestleMania. That same day, Michael Hayes told me it was going to be a great day for me. I should have intervened in the match between Mark Henry and The Undertaker to destroy the latter.
I was really over the moon, that moment was fantastic for my career. The whole world had learned who The Great Khali was. I want to thank Vince McMahon and WWE once again for giving me such an opportunity. I have never stopped appreciating the work they have done in these decades,” he concluded.
WWE veteran Bryan Clark recently opened up about KroniK's match against The Undertaker and Kane at Unforgiven 2001. "It wasn't a good match. We were all busted up. I had neck surgery, Kane had a huge staph infection, Taker had a shoulder injury, Brian's back was injured.
They just threw it together and I was like, 'Why did you bring us in?' I didn't want to go anyway. I told Brian that I thought we should go to Japan and of course, after that we'd go to Japan and won the All Japan tag titles at Osaka.
But yeah, that was just a rush job. It was one of those things where only a handful of guys made it in that transition. It just like there weren't enough roster spots."