Happy 25th Anniversary, The Undertaker!

Shamarie By Shamarie, 23rd Nov 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/1p_mf31w/
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25 years ago, the Undertaker made his epic debut in the World Wrestling Federation.

The Undertaker Era Begins...

Twenty-five years ago yesterday, on November 22, 1990, the Undertaker made his official on-camera debut at the WWF Survivor Series as a heel with his then-manager Brother Love when he was the mystery partner of Ted DiBiase's Million Dollar team. Clad in a black trench coat, gray-striped tie, and gray-ringed, black Stetson hat with gray gloves and boot spats, the Undertaker looked like something from the DC and Marvel Universe. He was scary and imposing. Young adults and children in the audience were terrified of him. They didn’t know what to expect from this dark, horror-themed character.
Approximately one minute into the match, the Undertaker eliminated Koko B. Ware with his finisher, the Tombstone Piledriver. He also eliminated Dusty Rhodes before being counted out, What the WWF Universe learned that night was the Undertaker was impervious to pain and a forced to be reckoned with.

A year later, the Undertaker defeated the great “Immortal” Hulk Hogan to win his first WWF Championship at Survivor Series with the help of “Nature Boy” Ric Flair, and thus became the youngest WWF Champion in history until having this record broken by Yokozuna in April 1993 at WrestleMania IX.

The Greatest WWE Superstar

Today, the Undertaker is WWE’s longest-tenured in-ring performer and arguably their greatest creation ever. He won the Wrestling Observer Newsletter best gimmick award a record five times (more times than any other professional wrestler), all of which he won continuously. The Undertaker is special because he mastered moving and adapting with the times rather than staying the same and becoming boring to the fans. He is also known for an unprecedented 21 straight victories at WWE’s most renowned pay-per-view event, WrestleMania. Among other championship accolades, the Undertaker is an eight-time world champion, having held the WWF/E Championship four times, the World Heavyweight Championship three times, WWE Hardcore Champion, and a six-time WWE Tag Team Champion. He has cultivated a legacy within sports-entertainment industry, being highly regarded by his peers as the most respected professional wrestler of all time.

Thank you, Undertaker, for 25 years of destruction in the wrestling ring! All hail to the Dead Man! The legend! The Phenom! The greatest WWE Superstar of all time and I hope the first inductee in the 2016 WWE Hall of fame. All hail to The Undertaker!!!


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author avatar Shamarie
24th Nov 2015 (#)

Thanks for the moderation, Steve!!!

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author avatar Deepizzaguy
24th Nov 2015 (#)

I remember those chilling words of the Undertaker during his wrestling promos "Rest in peace." the late Boris Karloff would have been proud of him.

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author avatar brendamarie
24th Nov 2015 (#)

great article, my mother played BINGO with his mother. I met Mark a few times, very nice guy.

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author avatar Carol Roach
24th Nov 2015 (#)

I don't really like wrestler I find it all fake

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
24th Nov 2015 (#)

Shamarie, excellent article as always! I love wrestling. Thanks for sharing such great pictures!

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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
26th Nov 2015 (#)

Once we were fans of Undertaker, now it seems he's grown up older.. lost the appeal, and attitude..

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author avatar Kingwell
30th Nov 2015 (#)

I'm not a wrestling fan but who hasn't heard of the undertaker! Blessings.

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