History Wrestling / TheUndertaker

24th Aug '16 3:46:53 PM Peridonyx
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* CombatPragmatist: Isn't above going for weapons, {{Groin Attack}}s, etc., during his more-brutal bouts. Additionally, he'll even use his "powers" (e.g., his LightFlickerTeleportation special effect) to get the drop on his more-tricky challengers.
4th Aug '16 1:24:12 PM ironballs16
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** Ironically, Kane became something of a deputy on this in later years.

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** Ironically, Kane [[CainAndAbel Kane]] became something of a deputy on this in later years.
29th Jul '16 5:46:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy:
** When it finally came time for him to get his hands on Wrestling/VickieGuerrero during a late-2008 Wrestling/WWESmackDown episode, he used his LightFlickerTeleportation to ambush her then-bodyguards -- Wrestling/TheBigShow and Wrestling/{{Chavo Guerrero|Jr}} -- first.
** A more recent example was him making clever use of the GroinAttack to gain the upper hand and gain an initial measure of {{Revenge}} for The Streak during the 2015 chapter of his feud with Wrestling/BrockLesnar.
18th Jul '16 10:40:51 PM Gitman
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** He's 6'8, pushing 300 lbs., getting very close to being ''fifty'' and his body has broken down to the point where he can only wrestle a handful of times a year (mainly at the Big Four [=PPVs=], and later being phased out of working all but ''[=WrestleMania=]'')...and can still dive over the top rope to the floor when the time calls for it. Suffice to say, the crowd and announcers still lose their shit when he busts out the suicide dive.

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** He's 6'8, pushing 300 lbs., getting very close to being over ''fifty'' and his body has broken down to the point where he can only wrestle a handful of times a year (mainly at the Big Four [=PPVs=], and later being phased out of working all but ''[=WrestleMania=]'')...and can still dive over the top rope to the floor when the time calls for it. Suffice to say, the crowd and announcers still lose their shit when he busts out the suicide dive.
12th Jul '16 9:45:18 AM SomeoneElse17
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* ConvenientComa: In a 2010 storyline Kane 'found' The [=Undertaker=] in a comatose state, and had been on the warpath looking for the 'suspect' ([[ItWasHisSled turns out it was Kane who did it all along]]). In reality this is RealLifeWritesThePlot; in his match the previous week with ReyMysterioJr, Undertaker legitimately broke his orbital bone..

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* ConvenientComa: In a 2010 storyline Kane 'found' The [=Undertaker=] in a comatose state, and had been on the warpath looking for the 'suspect' ([[ItWasHisSled turns out it was Kane who did it all along]]). In reality this is RealLifeWritesThePlot; in his match the previous week with ReyMysterioJr, Wrestling/ReyMysterioJr, Undertaker legitimately broke his orbital bone..



* RealLifeWritesThePlot: In recent years, periods of time when Undertaker's not on TV are due to nagging injuries catching up with him. You can catch instances of this in the late '90s if you're watching for it, with many of his matches made short with an emphasis on grappling to avoid aggravating the injuries that eventually sent him off for the sabbatical before his big return and the reveal of the "American Badass" gimmick.
** Also, the retool to [=BikerTaker=] was in part inspired by the fact that Mark Calaway is an avid biker in real life.
*** It would have been a last hurrah for Undertaker before retirement due to those injuries, but [[Main/TheDeterminator he perservered anyways]].
** The "Sara" tattoo on his neck was often edited out of promotional photos (and the videogames, since 2008) before he eventually had it removed, due to the separation from his wife, Sara, in 2007.
** The Hell's Gate is a mixed-martial-arts grapple called the Gogoplata; 'Taker is a huge MMA fan.
** The "vegetative state" storyline was a direct result of an injury suffered while wrestling Wrestling/ReyMysterioJr. Undertaker had his orbital socket broken by one of Rey's knee braces.
*** Further, Kane's win in the Buried Alive match was due to Undertaker having an arm injury. And it was originally going to happen at ''Survivor Series''.
17th Jun '16 10:41:00 AM Peridonyx
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Has had his moments. For example; when it came time for him to finally get his hands on Wrestling/VickieGuerrero, who was being guarded by Wrestling/TheBigShow and Wrestling/{{Chavo Guerrero|Jr}}, he used his LightFlickerTeleportation to blindside the two men before going after a now-defenseless Vickie.
** A more recent example was him making clever use of the GroinAttack to gain the upper hand and gain an initial measure of revenge for the Streak during the 2015 chapter of his feud with Wrestling/BrockLesnar.

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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Has had his moments. For example; when DangerouslyGenreSavvy:
** When
it finally came time for him to finally get his hands on Wrestling/VickieGuerrero, who was being guarded by Wrestling/VickieGuerrero during a late-2008 Wrestling/WWESmackDown episode, he used his LightFlickerTeleportation to ambush her then-bodyguards -- Wrestling/TheBigShow and Wrestling/{{Chavo Guerrero|Jr}}, he used his LightFlickerTeleportation to blindside the two men before going after a now-defenseless Vickie.
Guerrero|Jr}} -- first.
** A more recent example was him making clever use of the GroinAttack to gain the upper hand and gain an initial measure of revenge {{Revenge}} for the The Streak during the 2015 chapter of his feud with Wrestling/BrockLesnar.
14th Jun '16 2:15:32 PM AFreakyDude
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** And again on WrestleMania X-7 after defeating Triple H, you can see an exhausted Undertaker say "It's my fucking yard."
22nd May '16 11:48:46 AM Ultradester306
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* CaptainErsatz: ''Videogame/FireProWrestling'' seemed to go with biker taker, but that's nothing a little editing can't fix...

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* CaptainErsatz: ''Videogame/FireProWrestling'' seemed to go with biker taker, the American Badass version, but that's nothing a little editing can't fix...



* TheDreaded: The tell-tale '''GONG''' alone is enough to cause those in the ring to straight-up lose their shit. Not even Wrestling/VinceMcMahon, the boss himself, would ever ''willingly'' piss off the Undertaker (probably because the one time he did, Kane and Undertaker broke his leg).

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** He's even this to Vince in real life; his loyalty to the WWE, even when many other big names had or were considering jumping ship during the Monday Night Wars, led Vince to crown 'Taker the leader of the locker room.
* TheDreaded: The tell-tale '''GONG''' alone is enough to cause those in the ring to straight-up lose their shit. Not even Wrestling/VinceMcMahon, the boss himself, would ever ''willingly'' piss off the Undertaker (probably because the one time he did, Kane and Undertaker broke ''broke his leg).leg'').



* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: If "Undertaker" is not enough for you, why not look at some of his red barons further down the page.

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* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: If "Undertaker" is not enough for you, why not look at some of his red barons further down the page.page?


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*** To quote Shawn himself, this is what he told everybody;
---> "If this doesnít go down the way it should, Iím going to have a big problem and Shawn is going to have a big problem. Iíll go over there and beat the heck out of him."


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*** It would have been a last hurrah for Undertaker before retirement due to those injuries, but [[Main/TheDeterminator he perservered anyways]].
17th May '16 3:13:29 PM FordPrefect
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'''Mark William Calaway''' (born March 24, 1965), is the longest-tenured performer in Wrestling/{{WWE}} history, working under the name '''The Undertaker''' for over twenty years with the company without officially leaving at any point (he is the last performer who appeared on the very first ''[[Wrestling/{{WWERaw}} Monday Night Raw]]'' and still works for the company as an in-ring talent). He is one of the most memorable and recognizable superstars in the company's history.

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'''Mark William Calaway''' (born March 24, 1965), 1965) is the longest-tenured performer in Wrestling/{{WWE}} history, working under the name '''The Undertaker''' for over twenty years with the company without officially leaving at any point (he is the last performer who appeared on the very first ''[[Wrestling/{{WWERaw}} Monday Night Raw]]'' and still works for the company as an in-ring talent). He is one of the most memorable and recognizable superstars in the company's history.
16th May '16 1:26:37 PM KantonKage
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* MirrorMatch: Undertaker vs. [[FanNickname Underfaker]] at ''[=SummerSlam=] 1994''. The story behind it was after Undertaker lost a casket match to Wrestling/{{Yokozuna}} at ''Wrestling/RoyalRumble 1994'', he 'crossed over' into the afterlife. A few months later, [[Wrestling/TedDiBiase "The Million-Dollar Man" Ted [=DiBiase=]]] claimed to have brought back The Undertaker and placed him in his PowerStable, the Million Dollar Corporation. This 'Underfaker' was really just a look alike, played by Memphis regular Brian Lee, real name Brian Harris. Paul Bearer would deny that this was the real Undertaker, and he brought the real Undertaker to fight the fake one at ''[=SummerSlam=] 1994''. Besides the fake one being a little shorter and slimmer than the real one they did look a lot alike.

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* MirrorMatch: Undertaker vs. [[FanNickname Underfaker]] at ''[=SummerSlam=] 1994''. The story behind it was after Undertaker lost a casket match to Wrestling/{{Yokozuna}} at ''Wrestling/RoyalRumble 1994'', he 'crossed over' into the afterlife. A few months later, [[Wrestling/TedDiBiase "The Million-Dollar Man" Ted [=DiBiase=]]] claimed to have brought back The Undertaker and placed him in his PowerStable, the Million Dollar Corporation. This 'Underfaker' was really just a look alike, played by Memphis regular Brian Lee, real name Brian Harris.Harris who's also his real life cousin. Paul Bearer would deny that this was the real Undertaker, and he brought the real Undertaker to fight the fake one at ''[=SummerSlam=] 1994''. Besides the fake one being a little shorter and slimmer than the real one they did look a lot alike.



* WrestlingFamily: Ron and Don Harris are his cousins.

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* WrestlingFamily: Brian Lee aka Underfaker, Ron and Don Harris are his cousins.
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