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The Undertaker To Be Inducted Into WWE Hall Of Fame

The Undertaker

WWE have announced that The Undertaker will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.

It has been confirmed that The Undertaker will be the first inductee into the 2022 Class of the WWE Hall of Fame.

The Undertaker hasn’t wrestled since defeating AJ Styles in a Boneyard Match at WrestleMania 36. At Survivor Series in 2020 the legendary Superstar had what was promoted as his ‘Final Farewell’ where he appeared to call him on his in-ring career. The Deadman famously made his debut at the 1990 edition of the event, three decades previously.

The announcement also appears to pour cold water on speculation that Undertaker would be returning to the ring at WrestleMania 38. The spectacular is due to take place in ‘Taker’s home state of Texas, and WWE are said to be planning an “Austin level” surprise for the event.

The 2022 WWE Hall of Fame ceremony is set to take place on Friday, April 1st.

The Undertaker began his wrestling career back in 1987. He first appeared in World Class Championship Wrestling before heading to the CWA and USWA, eventually landing in WCW, where he wrestled as “Mean” Mark Callous.

The star initially appeared as part of the Skyscrapers tag team before branching out on his own. However, after becoming disillusioned with the promotion he made the move to the WWF in late 1990. His debut at Survivor Series of that year, later becoming known as one of the great debut appearances of all-time.

Over the next 30 years his character steadily evolved as he feuded with the likes of Hulk Hogan, Shawn Michaels and Mick Foley. While the arrival of his ‘brother’ Kane in 1997 breathed fresh life into the character, beginning one of the most fondly remembered stories and rivalries in WWE history.

The most dramatic shift came in early 2000, when after taking time off due to injury, the star returned as the “American Badass” rather than “The Deadman.”

The Phenom returned to his traditional persona in 2004 at WrestleMania for another showdown with Kane, remaining as the “Deadman” for the rest of his career.

Later in his career, ‘Taker appeared in acclaimed matches with Shawn Michaels and Triple H among others at WrestleMania, establishing ‘The Streak’ consisting on 21 straight victories. A run brought to a shocking end by Brock Lesnar in 2014.

The Undertaker’s career included seven World Championship’s as well as victory in the Royal Rumble and numerous other title reigns.