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2. The Undertaker

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2. The Undertaker
When we began this website, The Undertaker was one we debated on ranking as he was still a semi-active performer.  As we are re-writing this, the Taker just completed his emotional retirement match against Roman Reigns at Wrestlemania 33, and reminded us all again why this one of the most important wrestlers in our generation.

The Undertaker came a long way from being just another big man in WCW. Upon entering the World Wrestling Federation, Callaway was dubbed the Undertaker, and created the most durable character in WWE history.  Regardless of the era, the Undertaker was at the top of the card and changed with the times.  He created multi dimensional layers to a character that did not seem capable of having them.  He emerged as the locker room leader and among being one of the most decorated professional wrestlers in history he is also among the most respected.

He would win many titles in the WWE, but he was one of those rare performers who never needed one.  Taker’s character had supernatural powers, yet it never seemed hokey, an incredible testament to the believability that he was he able to exude.  As he grew in the ring, he showcased a well-rounded skill set, and despite his high level of success he achieved, it can be argued that he was actually underrated as a worker.

The induction of the Undertaker to the WWE Hall of Fame should be a no-brainer.  It is just a matter of time.

The Bullet Points

  • Other Aliases: Mark Callaway (Real Name)
    Texas Red
    The Punisher
    The Master of Pain
    “Mean” Mark Callous
    Kane the Undertaker
  • Billed From: U.S.A. (Death Valley)
  • Key Championships Held: USWA Unified Heavyweight
    USWA Texas Heavyweight
    WWF/WWE World Heavyweight (3)
    WWF/WWE Championship (4)
    WWF World Tag Team (6) (1w/Steve Austin, 2w/The Big Show, 1w/The Rock, 2w/Kane)
    WWF Hardcore
    WCW World Tag Team (1) w/Kane
    2007 Royal Rumble Winner
  • Why they will get in: If we have to tell you, this is not the section of the website for you.
  • Why they won't get in: We can’t think of one logical reason.
  • Five Greatest Matches/Moments: 1.  Won his first WWF World Heavyweight Title defeating Hulk Hogan at the Survivor Series (11/27/91)
    2.  Pioneered the Hell in the Cell concept in five star match with Shawn Michaels (10/5/97)
    3.  Defeated Batista at Wrestlemania in a match that stole the show (4/1/07)
    4.  Retired Shawn Michaels at Wrestlemania in the Match of the Year (3/28/10)
    5.  Wrestlemania match with Triple H that was highly emotional and was ten times better than anyone expected it to be (4/3/11)

Should The Undertaker be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 98.2%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 0.4%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 0.2%
No opinion. - 0.1%
No way! - 1.1%

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