During the 1990s, Tony Hawk and The Undertaker were two of the biggest names in their respective sports of skateboarding and pro wrestling, yet the two stars never appeared together until now.
Tony Hawk made his name as a pro skateboarder in the 1980s and 1990s and won the National Skateboard Association World Champion for an unprecedented 12 consecutive years. By the time he was in his senior year in high school, Hawk had made enough money from the sport to buy himself a house.
He came to mainstream prominence in 1999 when Activision debuted the ‘Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater’ videogame series which, as of 2022 has spawned 20 games.
Meanwhile, The Undertaker embarked on his legendary WWE career in 1990. Among other accolades, The Deadman has won eight World Championships and created his own streak, winning 21 consecutive WrestleMania singles matches before finally falling to Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 30.
Tony Hawk meets The Undertaker
In a new post on Instagram, Tony Hawk has revealed that he and The Undertaker have finally met at an undisclosed event.
The Undertaker seems to be in full costume for the appearance, holding his leather trenchcoat and signature hat in his hand. Meanwhile, Hawk is showing the toll his own career has taken as he appears to be aided by a cane.
Even so, the 54-year-old star admits his life is still as weird as it has ever been.
“My life is [still] weird. And I am more thankful than ever.”
The Undertaker and Tony Hawk’s careers have both now come to an end, with The Phenom finally hanging up his boots in 2020 after three decades at the top of the wrestling ladder, while the Birdman performed his famed ‘900’ manoeuvre – one of the most technically demanding skateboarding tricks, which involves performing 2.5 turns in mid-air – for the last time in June 2016 at the age of 48.