The Undertaker He is one of the most emblematic figures of wrestling of all time. His appearance in the Survivor Series of 1990 immediately hit the fighting scene. He has been mainly represented by the gladiator Mark Calaway, although for a short time he was also played by Brian Lee, ending in the confrontation between them in SummerSlam 1994.
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Origin of a legend, The Undertaker
Although as a gladiator Mark Calaway had managed to prove himself by having characters such as: The Punisher, The Master of Pain, Texas Red, The Commando and Mean Mark Callous, however, had not taken off from preliminary fights and very inconsequential rivalries.
It was until Bruce prichard, who was a WWF producer, talked with Paul Heyman, which was driving it in WCW, about Callaway's interest in reaching WWF, that the situation was taking shape. Prichard had seen the power transmitted by the gladiator when walking on the ropes with his more than two meters in height, so he insisted Vince McMahon to get him.
Originally managed by Prichard himself in his character Brother Love, Kane the Undertaker had some struggles without television prior to the Survivor Series '90. However, the cynical Brother Love didn't quite fit in with the sinister afterlife character, so they decided to bring manager Percy Pringle to characterize him as a funeral entrepreneur under the name Paul Bearer, and was even more shocking The Undertaker, who also released the name Kane a couple of weeks after his debut.
The gladiator's impact was brutal and took everyone off center in wrestling. And just one year after his debut he was already facing Hulk Hogan in Survivor Series '91 for the WWF World Full Weight Championship ... and winning.
Rivalries and curiosities of The Undertaker
As previously mentioned, his first major rival was Hulk Hogan. Later I face other men of important sizes like Kamala, Gigante González and Yokozuna. And as we said, even Undertaker himself in that fight of SummerSlam '94.
Your fight against Mankind (Mick Foley) In the third fight with Hell in a Cell mode (June 28, 1998 during the PPV King of the Ring) it was truly historical for the brutal punishment he gave Foley.
With the appearance of his brother Kanea rivalry-society began as few in the history of wrestling. Both gladiators have managed to take epic moments to their meetings as rivals, and also when they have shared a corner as a team.
In addition to his struggles against Stone Cold and The Rock, two other contemporaries that people will always remember as great rivals of The Undertaker shows Triple H and Shawn Michaels.
Personalities of The Undertaker
Throughout his three decades in WWE, The Undertaker He has had different personalities, nuanced by what he has exercised for a certain period of time. We list the main ones:
The Burial of the Old West (1990-1994): Originally the Undertaker's outfit seemed to have been taken from an Old West movie.
The Dead Man (1994-1996): He left his hat and raincoat behind, and his sinister look and hair on his face accentuated.
The Lord of Darkness (1996-1998): After being literally burned alive (PPV In Your House 11: Buried Alive), the Burial became more vampiric than before, with touches of dhampir clothing. The skin began to be a fundamental part of his outfit.
Minister of Evil (1999): The vampire tone is more accentuated, although this time with a classic gothic nosferatu style. The flames and hoods were ideal accessories for this time.
American Badass (2000-2003): With the arrival of the new century, Mark Callaway began to forget about costumes and makeup and began to be himself. Going out with motorcycle and wearing denim. During this stage came his drastic change to rude scumbag, known as Big Evil, although the clothing was practically the same.
The Phenomenon (2004-present): Although luchistically speaking he was in one of his best moments with his character without makeup, people were not entirely happy. So after being buried alive by Kane, he returned at WrestleMania XX to get revenge with a combination of his first three personalities.
The Last Outlaw (2012): He only interrupted his classic dress because of his previous appearances and during WrestleMania XXVIII, where the Mohican haircut was considered and a presentation attire with a vampire style, but with Madmaxian influence.
The streak of The Undertaker
Discuss The Undertaker is to talk about WrestleMania. For years, even those who are distant from wrestling often ask: Who will he fight The Undertaker in WrestleMania?
And of course it is understood, since its debut in WrestleMania VII, the famous Burial became a show apart from the great luchistic event that gathers thousands of fans.
From 1991 to 2013 there was no one who could beat him. Until in the XXX edition, Brock Lesnar He did what seemed impossible: Beat the Dead-Man.
Here is a list of all his struggles in the showcase of the immortals:
Undertaker is a recognized behind-the-scenes leader in WWE. But there are already many people who, contrary to his harsh appearance on television, reveal that he is "a bread of God" and that he is sensitive and treats all people well.