The Undertaker is simply one of a kind.
He's been with the WWE for three full decades now, and he's among the very few all-time wrestling greats that could reinvent himself time and time and time again. Simply put, there isn't anybody like The Undertaker, and WWE fans are more than fortunate to have watched this generational icon all this time.
Undertaker's numerous gimmicks saw him pull off some extremely disturbing, horrifying and jaw-dropping stunts and segments during his wrestling career. Many of these were controversial, but they also managed to put Undertaker on the wrestling map.
Here are the 10 worst acts by The Undertaker during his WWE career.
10 Sacrificing Dennis Knight
When The Undertaker was leading the Ministry of Darkness stable, they performed numerous rituals where some wrestlers had to be "sacrificed." One of his original victims was Dennis Knight.
In an extremely gruesome segment, Undertaker placed Knight on a table. He then grabbed a knife and cut the stable's sign into Knight's chest, which left plenty of visible blood.
With that, Knight was now part of the Ministry of Darkness, and his gimmick was changed to "Mideon."Even though this took place in the anything-goes days of the Attitude Era, it's hard to imagine how WWE got away with something so dark.
9 Chokeslamming Edge 2008 SummerSlam
Edge and The Undertaker clashed in a Hell in a Cell match, the main event of the 2008 SummerSlam pay-per-view in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Rated-R Superstar and The Phenom traded blow for blow inside the structure, but it was Undertaker who pulled off the most merciless move of them all.
The Undertertaker came out on top, but he wasn't done with The Ultimate Opportunist. After the match, Undertaker chokeslammed his opponent off the top of a ladder, and Edge crashed through the ring.
On this night, a victory simply wasn't enough for The Undertaker. He simply had to punish Edge by great lengths.
8 Sacrificing Steve Austin
As mentioned above, The Undertaker and his Ministry of Darkness alliance made a habit of "sacrificing" superstars. On this occasion, Undertaker targeted the company's top main event star, none other than 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin.
So during a 1998 episode of Raw Is War, Undertaker tied down The Texas Rattlesnake, and the helpless Austin was lifted up in the air. With that, a statement had been made by Undertaker and his stable. Even Austin wasn't untouchable at that point.
7 Crashing Randy Savage & Miss Elizabeth's Wedding
Though 'Macho Man' Randy Savage and Miss Elizabeth tied the knot seven years earlier, they held an on-screen wedding ceremony during the 1991 SummerSlam pay-per-view. Unfortunately for this beloved wrestling couple, Jake 'The Snake' Roberts and Undertaker wouldn't let them forever hold their peace.
Roberts and Undertaker crashed the wedding, and the former placed a snake inside one of the wedding gifts that the couple opened. One year later, Undertaker would actually rescue Miss Elizabeth when Roberts tried to attack her.
Still, couldn't he have just made his statement at SummerSlam 1991 after the wedding?
6 Attacking On David Flair
Ric Flair returned to WWE in late 2001, and he eventually entered a feud with The Undertaker. The two wrestling icons were slated to compete each other at the WrestleMania X8 pay-per-view in Toronto.
Undertaker wanted to make things personal with the Nature Boy, so he went after Ric's son, David Flair - who competed in both WCW (prior to its demise) as well as WWE.
Before their big match at WrestleMania, Undertaker found David and proceeded to brutally attack him, even smashing his head into a locker. The Phenom left a defenseless David a bloody mess.
Come on Undertaker, what did David ever do to you?
5 Locking Up Ultimate Warrior In A Casket
The Undertaker debuted with WWE in 1990, and the company wasted no time in trying to build him up. He was pitted against one of the company's top stars, The Ultimate Warrior, in 1991.
Undertaker made quite the statement by punishing Warrior in horrifying fashion. During a Funeral Parlor segment (ran by Paul Bearer), Undertaker picked up Warrior and locked him in a casket.
Workers scrambled to get Ultimate Warrior out of the casket, slamming away at it with a hammer until they finally got him out. This was only one of the many cases where Undertaker would terrorize an opponent by locking them in a casket. Ask Heidenreich, Shawn Michaels, Rusev and Aiden English about the experience. It's not fun.
4 Sacrificing Stephanie McMahon
Stephanie McMahon began appearing on WWE in 1999, and one of her original segments was among the most controversial and disturbing in the company's history. She was "kidnapped" by The Phenom, and the Ministry of Darkness decided he had to "sacrifice" her.
Undertaker was also planning to marry Stephanie while she was tied down and left defenseless. However, Steve Austin ran out to stop the gruesome segment, attacking the Undertaker and saving Stephanie.
3 Hanging The Big Boss Man
File this as another storyline that would never work today.
The Undertaker faced Big Boss Man in a Hell in a Cell match at WrestleMania XV at the Union Center in Philadelphia. The Phenom emerged victorious, but that wasn't the main part of the story here.
In what turned out to be an extremely sickening segment, Undertaker tied a rope around Big Boss man's neck, and he left him hanging from the top of the cell. It's really anybody's guess how WWE decided that this was worth running.
2 Drowning Paul Bearer In Concrete
The Undertaker faced The Dudley Boyz in the main event of The Great American Bash (2004). The stipulation was that if The Deadman had won, Paul Bearer would be buried in cement while inside a glass tank.
Sure enough, Undertaker won the match - and he pulled down a lever which triggered cement to fall into the glass, thus mercilessly burying his former manager. In reality, WWE had taped this segment earlier, and a stunt double was used during the live part of the pay-per-view event.
WWE faced plenty of backlash for this angle, and they later had to point out that he was alive, although injured.
1 Throwing Mankind Off The Cell
If you ask Mick Foley (Mankind) about this, he'll certainly have no regrets. After all, he became a wrestling legend forever after taking two of the most memorable bumps in the history of professional wrestling.
Mankind faced The Undertaker at the 1998 King of the Ring pay-per-view in a Hell in a Cell match. The Deadman threw Mankind right off the top of the cell and onto the announce table. That was only the first bump.
Later on, Undertaker chokeslammed Mankind through the roof of the steel cage, and the latter crashed and fell to the bottom of the ring. Somehow, Mankind - despite suffering numerous injuries - was able to finish the match and turned out just fine.
I have absolutely no clue how Undertaker was able to convince himself to go through with these dangerous stunts, but he prevailed. This match with Mankind changed absolutely everything for their careers.