History Wrestling / TheUndertaker

19th Jan '17 5:47:43 AM AP
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* CeilingSmash: Inverted during his Hell in a Cell match with Wrestling/MickFoley at the 1998 King of the Ring PPV, in which they brawled on the Cell's roof twice. The second time, 'Taker chokeslammed Foley through the roof, sending him crashing onto the ring below. [[{{Determinator}} And Foley still wanted to fight.]]
21st Nov '16 6:08:20 AM nirao01
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* GoodIsNotNice: His face runs, except the ones during his BadassBiker days, has him in his usual TallDarkAndSnarky self.
* GoodIsNotSoft: Even as a face, he'll brutalize anyone who pisses him off.


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* ProphetEyes: Sometimes invokes this appearance, usually during his entrances.
21st Nov '16 6:01:37 AM nirao01
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* BlindingBangs: Back in TheNineties, his fringe usually covers most of his face.



* CheapPop: The crowd reactions say it all every time that gong goes off. The entire arena practically ''explodes''. Few sounds in WWE today will get that kind of a reaction. Fewer still can say they've been getting it ''for twenty-two years straight''. Taker started getting cheered by the fans in 1992, and even when he formed the Ministry in 1998, he was ''still'' getting cheered because the fans loved him as a face or a heel. [[https://youtu.be/lBr_Kz2MCrk And when the gong went off again in 2004 at Wrestlemania XX]] after nearly six years away? Forget it. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome The Garden let loose with a response we haven't heard for him since]], though that's not for lack of trying.

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* CheapPop: The crowd reactions say it all every time that gong goes off. The entire arena practically ''explodes''. Few sounds in WWE today will get that kind of a reaction. Fewer still can say they've been getting it ''for twenty-two twenty-six years straight''. Taker started getting cheered by the fans in 1992, and even when he formed the Ministry in 1998, he was ''still'' getting cheered because the fans loved him as a face or a heel. [[https://youtu.be/lBr_Kz2MCrk And when the gong went off again in 2004 at Wrestlemania XX]] after nearly six years away? Forget it. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome The Garden let loose with a response we haven't heard for him since]], though that's not for lack of trying.



* ColdHam: One of the silent versions but when he speaks, he [[ChewingTheScenery chews the scenery]]! Hell, he doesn't even need to talk to do that.



* CoolShades: Part of his entrance attire during his BadassBiker days.



* CreepyMortician: What his gimmick is on the lower end of the supernatural scale. Fans eventually stopped thinking he was creepy but many were genuinely frightened when he made his first appearance. Looking at old WWF tapings from circa 1991 you'll often see crying children in the audience. Other wrestlers may not have ever gotten over it.



* CreepyMortician: What his gimmick is on the lower end of the supernatural scale. Fans eventually stopped thinking he was creepy but many were genuinely frightened when he made his first appearance. Looking at old WWF tapings from circa 1991 you'll often see crying children in the audience. Other wrestlers may not have ever gotten over it.



* EvilWearsBlack: As a heel.



* GentleGiant: In RealLife, many wrestlers have commented that he's the TeamDad backstage.



* HellBentForLeather: Sports a lot of leather outfits throughout the TurnOfTheMillennium up to TheNewTens.



* LargeHam: One of the silent versions but when he speaks, he [[ChewingTheScenery chews the scenery]]!
** Hell, he doesn't even need to talk to do that.

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* LargeHam: One LargeAndInCharge: As TheLeader (or DiscOneFinalBoss rather) of the silent versions but when he speaks, he [[ChewingTheScenery chews Wrestling/MinistryOfDarkness. He's also the scenery]]!
** Hell, he doesn't even need to talk to do that.
tallest member at 6'10.



* NiceHat: Kayfabe-wise in the early 1990s and from 2004-2012.
** After his ImportantHaircut in 2012, Undertaker has been [[http://www.wrestleviewradio.com/images/undertakernashville1.jpg often seen]] [[http://www.kayfabenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/undertaker-2012.jpg wearing one]] in RealLife.

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* NiceHat: Kayfabe-wise in the early 1990s and from 2004-2012.
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2004-2012. After his ImportantHaircut in 2012, Undertaker has been [[http://www.wrestleviewradio.com/images/undertakernashville1.jpg often seen]] [[http://www.kayfabenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/undertaker-2012.jpg wearing one]] in RealLife.



* OurZombiesAreDifferent: His original gimmick was most like a [[VoodooZombie Type V]], with Paul Bearer having brought him back from the dead, however he is a master at mind games, is not a slave and displays powerful supernatural abilities.

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* OurZombiesAreDifferent: His original gimmick was most like a [[VoodooZombie Type V]], with Paul Bearer having brought him back from the dead, BackFromTheDead, however he is a master at mind games, is not a slave and displays powerful supernatural abilities.



* PurpleIsPowerful: Purple is his secondary ColorMotif after black.



* ReformedButNotTamed: He originally started as a Heel and has been one two or three more times. He retains his ferocity and brutality in all subsequent {{Heel Face Turn}}s.



* SleevesAreForWimps: His wrestling attire. While he wears {{Badass Longcoat}}s or {{Black Cloak}}s in his entrances, he'll take them off before the match starts. At times, he even takes of his top altogether.



* StealthHiBye: Has a habit of appearing and disappearing out of nowhere.



* TeamDad: Outside the ring, he is the unquestioned leader of the company's locker room, and often confronts other wrestlers whenever they act like [[{{Jerkass}} assholes]]. [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Most famously,]] he was the one who confronted Vince over the Montreal Screwjob and forced him to apologize to Bret Hart, then at ''[=WrestleMania=] XIV'' put Shawn Michaels on notice not to screw "Stone Cold" by taping his fists threateningly so Shawn could see it.

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* TeamDad: Outside the ring, he is the unquestioned leader of the company's locker room, and often confronts other wrestlers whenever they act like [[{{Jerkass}} assholes]]. [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Most famously,]] he was the one who confronted Vince over the Montreal Screwjob Wrestling/MontrealScrewjob and forced him to apologize to Bret Hart, then at ''[=WrestleMania=] XIV'' put Shawn Michaels on notice not to screw "Stone Cold" by taping his fists threateningly so Shawn could see it.


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* TheyKilledKennyAgain: He has been "killed" numerous times[[DeathIsCheap but keeps coming]] BackFromTheDead. Averted in the few occasions where he's "NotQuiteDead".
20th Nov '16 6:26:52 PM Warmachine3974
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** As further proof, he was still putting on matches that are rightly regarded as instant classics ''well into his 40s''. See both his matches against ShawnMichaels, his match against CMPunk in 2011 and the match against Wrestling/BrockLesnar that ended his undefeated streak. In the WWE, only Wrestling/ChrisJericho and the aforementioned ShawnMichaels can boast of being able to carry out matches as good as some of the ones The Deadman has pulled off at similar ages.

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** As further proof, he was still putting on matches that are rightly regarded as instant classics ''well into his 40s''. See both his matches against ShawnMichaels, his match against CMPunk in 2011 2013 and the match against Wrestling/BrockLesnar that ended his undefeated streak. In the WWE, only Wrestling/ChrisJericho and the aforementioned ShawnMichaels can boast of being able to carry out matches as good as some of the ones The Deadman has pulled off at similar ages.
15th Nov '16 9:48:25 PM ironballs16
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* CheapPop: The crowd reactions say it all every time that gong goes off. The entire arena practically ''explodes''. Few sounds in WWE today will get that kind of a reaction. Fewer still can say they've been getting it ''for twenty-two years straight''. Taker started getting cheered by the fans in 1992, and even when he formed the Ministry in 1998, he was ''still'' getting cheered because the fans loved him as a face or a heel. And when the gong went off again in 2004 at Wrestlemania XX after nearly six years away? Forget it. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome The Garden let loose with a response we haven't heard for him since]], though that's not for lack of trying.

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* CheapPop: The crowd reactions say it all every time that gong goes off. The entire arena practically ''explodes''. Few sounds in WWE today will get that kind of a reaction. Fewer still can say they've been getting it ''for twenty-two years straight''. Taker started getting cheered by the fans in 1992, and even when he formed the Ministry in 1998, he was ''still'' getting cheered because the fans loved him as a face or a heel. [[https://youtu.be/lBr_Kz2MCrk And when the gong went off again in 2004 at Wrestlemania XX XX]] after nearly six years away? Forget it. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome The Garden let loose with a response we haven't heard for him since]], though that's not for lack of trying.
15th Nov '16 9:45:35 PM ironballs16
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* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: Taker has consistently switched between face and heel as the bookers require. It helps that he can easily be "dark" as either, and is consistently inconsistent in his allegiances.

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* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: Taker has consistently switched between face and heel as the bookers require. It helps that he can easily be "dark" as either, and is consistently inconsistent in his allegiances.allegiances, which is best exemplified [[https://youtu.be/ZjIFYyCWS3g?t=3m18s during this segment of the Funeral Parlor]].
-->'''Wrestling/JakeRoberts''': You and I have a real problem. Now I'm standing here, and you need to tell me something face-to-face. Just who in the hell do you think you are, and whose side are you on? You tell me, [[WithUsOrAgainstUs whose side are you on]]? C'mon! Tell me! Whose side are you on?!\\
'''Undertaker''': Not yours.
15th Nov '16 9:37:57 PM ironballs16
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---->'''Undertaker''': There could be no better man to be Commissioner of Smackdown than the man who has no fear?

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---->'''Undertaker''': There could be no better man to be Commissioner commissioner of Smackdown than the man who has no fear?fear.
15th Nov '16 9:37:02 PM ironballs16
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*** This was made much more explicit in the run-up to 2016's Survivor Series, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DyCnA8sOG8 when Taker came back to deliver a message to Smackdown's Survivor Series team]], up to literally tipping his hat to Shane.
---->'''Undertaker''': There could be no better man to be Commissioner of Smackdown than the man who has no fear?
15th Nov '16 7:08:04 PM jdgs
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His career -- which you can read about in greater detail over at his [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Undertaker Wikipedia]] page -- is most notable for "The Streak": in twenty-one appearances at ''[=WrestleMania=]'', The Undertaker had never lost a single match, and every year since ''[=WrestleMania=] 17'', "The Streak" was a huge part of the build-up to the annual event, until Wrestling/BrockLesnar finally defeated him at Wrestlemania 30.

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His career -- which you can read about in greater detail over at his [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Undertaker Wikipedia]] page -- is most notable for "The Streak": in twenty-one appearances at ''[=WrestleMania=]'', The Undertaker had never lost a single match, and every year since ''[=WrestleMania=] 17'', "The Streak" was a huge part of the build-up to the annual event, until Wrestling/BrockLesnar finally defeated him at Wrestlemania 30.
30. But even after that defeat, Wrestlemania still builds The Undertaker's match as one of its biggest, almost exclusive, attractions; and the man himself keeps adding names to his long list of victims on his still ongoing run of dominance at the event, now standing at an impressive 23-1.
13th Nov '16 6:19:23 AM LordDynasmon
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--> '''Roberts''': You tell me right now, WHO'S SIDE ARE YOU ON?!!

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--> '''Roberts''': You tell me right now, WHO'S WHOSE SIDE ARE YOU ON?!!
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