The Undertaker began his wrestling career back in 1987 and had spells in World Class Championship Wrestling and the Continental Wrestling Association before arriving in WCW. However, while the star found some success in the Atlanta based promotion, he found his opportunities limited.
After realising that he had gone as far as he was going to in WCW, the man who would become The Undertaker reached out to the WWF to see if he could secure a move. Despite his best efforts, Vince McMahon was initially hesitant to sign the star, but after being persuaded by the likes of Bruce Prichard he signed the man who would help lead his company for the next three decades.
The Undertaker – Three Decades Of Destruction
Over the next 30 years, The Undertaker established himself as one of the most important figures in professional wrestling. Not long after making his WWF debut at Survivor Series in 1990 The Deadman won the first of many world championships. Whether with or without the title, The Undertaker was a central figure on WWF/WWE television and came to represent everything that it meant to be a Superstar.
This meant that when he realised it was time to hang up his boots and famous black hat, his final opponent would be etching their name in history.
By the time that 2019 came around, The Undertaker’s body had been betraying him for a number of years. Father time was catching up with the legend, and his giant frame was no longer capable doing what he required. However, time after time he came back in search of a fitting ending to one of wrestling’s most remarkable stories.
This led The Deadman to a feud with AJ Styles and the first-ever Boneyard Match at WrestleMania 36. In the cinematic bout held during the ‘Pandemic Era,’ The Undertaker rolled back the years to earn the win. Due to the match being held on location and taped in advance, ‘Taker was finally able to craft a match that lived up to his legacy. Following it’s conclusion the star rode off into the darkness on his motorbike, ending one of the most impressive careers in history.
The Undertaker said a final farewell to fans at Survivor Series a few months later, before being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2022.