For 21 WrestleMania events, he was untouchable. Many men stepped up to the plate, but no one could defeat The Undertaker. He continued to prove to everyone that he was The Phenom of the WWE. Whether he was in the main event, or on the midcard, The Undertaker gave fans a show and emerged as the winner at the "granddaddy of them all."
Then came WrestleMania XXX. An aging Undertaker would be faced with his biggest challenge to date; squaring off against the former WWE and UFC Champion, Brock Lesnar. Going into the match, fans were used to the build up that has you believing that his opponent could beat him and in the end, he finds a way to win the match. Prior to WrestleMania, it was indicated that three things in life were guaranteed, taxes, death, and The Undertaker’s undefeated streak. His die-hard fans, once known as the "creatures of the night," did not believe that The Deadman would be defeated. But at WrestleMania XXX, the outcome was different. The entire Superdome was left in shock when The Beast conquered The Undertaker’s undefeated streak at WrestleMania. The Undertaker was now 21-1.
Many thought that would be the end of The Undertaker. However, he would return to the winning side the following year. For weeks, the "new face of fear," Bray Wyatt called him out. With The Undertaker losing at WrestleMania XXX, it was believable that he may actually lose for the second year in a row. But fortunately for The Undertaker, he was able to defeat Bray Wyatt. The Undertaker is clearly in the twilight of his career, but he will always be linked with WrestleMania. Here are the top 12 things fans need to know about The Deadman and the biggest spectacle in sports entertainment.
12 Concussion at WrestleMania XXX
11 Used the Johnny Cash Song, “Aint No Grave.” For An Entrance
10 Wrestled Triple H Three Times
9 Missed Two WrestleMania Events
8 Tag Match Turned Handicap Match
At WrestleMania XIX, The Undertaker was booked to team with Nathan Jones to face Big Show and A-Train. However, Big Show and A-Train attacked Jones, leading Undertaker to face the two monsters in a Handicap match. The odds looked stack against him but considering he was The Undertaker, would emerge as victorious in this two-on-one WrestleMania bour.
7 Kid Rock Theme
6 Never Won a Title with Paul Bearer by His Side
5 One of Two Wrestlers to Win Both World Titles at WrestleMania
4 Involved in All Hell in a Cell Matches at WrestleMania
3 Never Wrestled the Four Biggest Crossover Stars
2 WrestleMania X8: The Streak Acknowledged
1 For and Against Vince McMahon
At WrestleMania 32, The Undertaker has the task of protecting Monday Night Raw from his opponent Shane McMahon. After taking time off to venture into other businesses, Shane decided that he did not like the way things were being run at the WWE and decided that he wanted to protect its legacy. He and his father, Vince McMahon, made an agreement, if Shane defeats The Undertaker in a Hell in a Cell match, then he would have control of Monday Night Raw.
At WrestleMania XV, The Undertaker faced The Big Boss Man in a Hell in a Cell match. Boss Man was defending the honor of Vince McMahon. The Undertaker had terrorized the McMahon family claiming to answer to a "higher power." Now when everything was revealed, it Vince McMahon was actually the "higher power" and the plan was to take out Stone Cold Steve Austin. Nonetheless, on the surface The Undertaker was against McMahon that night in Philadelphia, meaning he's fought for and against Vince.
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