History YMMV / TheUndertaker

11th Jan '18 5:30:51 AM BlackTemplar
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* HarsherInHindsight: A lot of fans hate the Bikertaker gimmick in hindsight. However they forget that it came at a time when his gimmick was stale and his character had no options left. Undertaker was sick of the Deadman gimmick, feeling it had run its course, even telling longtime friends, "It sucks, but I'm stuck with it for now". Undertaker was even considering retiring, he was so fed up with the character at that time. Undertaker wanted to do a more "reality" based gimmick like the ones he'd seen used during the Monday Night Wars. (Wrestling/KevinNash has said that he tried to lure Undertaker to WCW with the idea that Taker would wrestle as Mark Callaway and use a biker gimmick, though the veracity of this claim [[UnreliableNarrator has been disputed]]. The Bikertaker gimmick got over initially and was popular. It also led to some of the more memorable feuds of Taker's career. More importantly, it helped rejuvenate the man himself, and reignite his passion for wrestling, and later embrace the Deadman character when he revived it.

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* HarsherInHindsight: A lot of fans hate the Bikertaker gimmick in hindsight. However they forget that it came at a time when his gimmick was stale and his character had no options left. Undertaker was sick of the Deadman gimmick, feeling it had run its course, even telling longtime friends, "It sucks, but I'm stuck with it for now". Undertaker was even considering retiring, he was so fed up with the character at that time. Undertaker wanted to do a more "reality" based gimmick like the ones he'd seen used during the Monday Night Wars. (Wrestling/KevinNash has said that he tried to lure Undertaker to WCW with the idea that Taker would wrestle as Mark Callaway and use a biker gimmick, though the veracity of this claim [[UnreliableNarrator has been disputed]]. ) The Bikertaker gimmick got over initially and was popular. It also led to some of the more memorable feuds of Taker's career. More importantly, it helped rejuvenate the man himself, and reignite his passion for wrestling, and later embrace the Deadman character when he revived it.
11th Jan '18 5:29:42 AM BlackTemplar
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* HarsherInHindsight: A lot of fans hate the Bikertaker gimmick in hindsight. However they forget that it came at a time when his gimmick was stale and his character had no options left. Undertaker was sick of the Deadman gimmick, feeling it had run its course, even telling longtime friends, "It sucks, but I'm stuck with it for now". Undertaker was even considering retiring, he was so fed up with the character at that time. Undertaker wanted to do a more "reality" based gimmick like the ones he'd seen used during the Monday Night Wars. (Wrestling/KevinNash has said that he tried to lure Undertaker to WCW with the idea that Taker would wrestle as Mark Callaway and use a biker gimmick, though the veracity of this claim [[UnreliableNarrator has been disputed]]. The Bikertaker gimmick got over initially and was popular. It also led to some of the more memorable feuds of Taker's career. More importantly, it helped rejuvenate the man himself, and reignite his passion for wrestling, and later embrace the Deadman character when he revived it.
5th Dec '17 12:13:27 AM BlackTemplar
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*** Hogan had similar problems when he brought his own bike down to chase after Taker during their feud.
21st Nov '17 7:14:09 PM AM_NK
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* AntiClimax: How The Streak ended. In WWE's defense however, considering the legacy of The Streak (Wrestling/{{Kane}}, Wrestling/RicFlair, Wrestling/RandyOrton, Wrestling/MarkHenry, Wrestling/{{Batista}}, Wrestling/{{Edge}}, Wrestling/ShawnMichaels, Wrestling/TripleH, and Wrestling/CMPunk are all on the list of the defeated) almost any way of ending it would probably result in an AntiClimax. Though the fact that the match in which it ended wasn't all that good, ''especially'' in comparison to the matches that occurred before it in the last five years, certainly did not help.
** Many were livid merely because it was ''Brock Lesnar'', who is considered by many to be TheScrappy or a CreatorsPet, and unworthy of beating Taker's streak.

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* AntiClimax: How The Streak ended. In WWE's defense however, considering the legacy of The Streak (Wrestling/{{Kane}}, Streak[[note]][[Wrestling/JimmySnuka Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka]], [[Wrestling/JakeRoberts Jake "The Snake" Roberts]], Giant Gonzalez, Wrestling/KingKongBundy, Wrestling/KevinNash, Wrestling/PsychoSid, Wrestling/{{Kane}}, Wrestling/BigBossman, Wrestling/TripleH, Wrestling/RicFlair, Wrestling/ATrain & Wrestling/TheBigShow, Kane again, Wrestling/RandyOrton, Wrestling/MarkHenry, Wrestling/{{Batista}}, Wrestling/{{Edge}}, Wrestling/ShawnMichaels, Wrestling/TripleH, Wrestling/ShawnMichaels (twice), Triple H (again, and Wrestling/CMPunk are all on the list of the defeated) ''twice'') and Wrestling/CMPunk.[[/note]] almost any way of ending it would probably result in an AntiClimax. Though the fact that the match in which it ended wasn't all that good, ''especially'' in comparison to the matches that occurred before it in the last five years, certainly did not help.
** Many were livid merely because it was ''Brock Lesnar'', who is considered by many to be TheScrappy or a CreatorsPet, and unworthy of beating Taker's streak.
6th Nov '17 6:15:47 PM AM_NK
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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: Play 'Taker's story modes in the [[VideoGame/{{WWE}} Smackdown Vs. Raw]] series and you'll find several uncomfortable examples, so much so that fans have talked about "Undertaker's Curse":
** ''Smackdown Vs Raw 2006'' had a storyline finish with The Undertaker chokeslamming Wrestling/EddieGuerrero into a casket. Two days after the game's release, Eddie was found dead in a hotel room.
** One of the most uncomfortable examples of this ever is in [=SVR 2007=], where 'Taker feuds with another wrestler while playing up the supernatural part of his character and tells the other guy his own persistence will be the end of him, and his family and friends will have only him to blame for the bloodshed. That other guy was, of course, Wrestling/ChrisBenoit.
** Wrestling/JeffHardy had a storyline with The Undertaker in the 2008 edition; around the time the game came out, his house burned down and he lost everything (including his dog).

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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: Play 'Taker's story modes in the [[VideoGame/{{WWE}} Smackdown Vs. Raw]] series and you'll find several uncomfortable examples, so much so that fans have talked about "Undertaker's Curse":
** ''Smackdown Vs Raw 2006'' had a storyline finish with The Undertaker chokeslamming Wrestling/EddieGuerrero into a casket. Two days after the game's release, Eddie was found dead in a hotel room.
** One of the most uncomfortable examples of this ever is in [=SVR 2007=], where 'Taker feuds with another wrestler while playing up the supernatural part of his character and tells the other guy his own persistence will be the end of him, and his family and friends will have only him to blame for the bloodshed. That other guy was, of course, Wrestling/ChrisBenoit.
** Wrestling/JeffHardy had a storyline with The Undertaker in the 2008 edition; around the time the game came out, his house burned down and he lost everything (including his dog).
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** Play 'Taker's story modes in the [[VideoGame/{{WWE}} Smackdown Vs. Raw]] series and you'll find several uncomfortable examples, so much so that fans have talked about "Undertaker's Curse":
*** ''SVR 2006'' had a storyline finish with The Undertaker chokeslamming Wrestling/EddieGuerrero into a casket. Two days after the game's release, Eddie was found dead in a hotel room.
*** One of the most uncomfortable examples of this ever is in SVR 2007, where 'Taker feuds with another wrestler while playing up the supernatural part of his character and tells the other guy his own persistence will be the end of him, and his family and friends will have only him to blame for the bloodshed. That other guy was, of course, Wrestling/ChrisBenoit.
*** Wrestling/JeffHardy had a storyline with The Undertaker in ''SVR 2008''; around the time the game came out, his house burned down and he lost everything (including his dog).
28th Sep '17 7:38:37 AM Macsen
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** Many were livid merely because it was ''Brock Lesnar'', who is considered by many to be TheScrappy or a CreatorsPet, and unworthy of beating Taker's streak.
13th Jul '17 3:10:26 PM bubzilla
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** NarmCharm: Seriously, it can not be exaggerated just how silly The Undertaker's gimmick is. And it ''works'', just because it's played so straight.

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** NarmCharm: Seriously, it can not be exaggerated just how silly The Undertaker's gimmick is. And it ''works'', just because it's played so straight. In lesser hands the Undertaker gimmick would've been just another silly early 90's gimmick that came and went.
3rd Jun '17 4:39:37 PM candleeater
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** Also, for like three ''[=WrestlemManias=] in a row, there was a guy who would shout "Guillotine Leg Drop!" at Undertaker during his matches.
Every time Taker pulled it off, said fan would shout "Thank You!" (The loudest you can hear it is at [=WM28=].)

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** Also, for like three ''[=WrestlemManias=] in a row, there was a guy who would shout "Guillotine Leg Drop!" at Undertaker during his matches.
matches. Every time Taker pulled it off, said fan would shout "Thank You!" (The loudest you can hear it is at [=WM28=].)
3rd Jun '17 4:39:18 PM candleeater
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** Also, for like three ''[=WrestlemManias=] in a row, there was a guy who would shout "Guillotine Leg Drop!" at Undertaker during his matches.
Every time Taker pulled it off, said fan would shout "Thank You!" (The loudest you can hear it is at [=WM28=].)
3rd Jun '17 4:32:55 PM candleeater
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** Undertaker losing at [=WM30=]. '''Drunk fan:''' "YOU SUCK!" One of the funniest moments in pro wrestling, it was just so perfectly times. (Almost as funny as the fan marking out when Michaels turned on Hogan.)

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** Undertaker losing at [=WM30=]. '''Drunk fan:''' "YOU SUCK!" One of the funniest moments in pro wrestling, it was just so perfectly times.timed. (Almost as funny as the fan marking out when Michaels turned on Hogan.)
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