Work a handful of dates, wrestle just a couple of matches, make a random non-WWE appearance here and there throughout the year and get paid handsomely for doing so little. Doesn’t it seem like a dream job for a wrestler? Well, that’s the case with the Undertaker.
When this guy makes an appearance on your screen, you drop everything and just be captivated by the aura the Deadman creates. A veteran of 26 years in WWE and 32 years in the wrestling world, the Phenom has etched great memories in every wrestling fan’s mind.
Over a career that long and for a character that iconic, there are incidents that played out unintentionally or simply just happened.
For a company that celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the Undertaker at Survivor Series in 2015, it’s no surprise that the promotion definitely wants you to remember the Phenom in a certain way. With that said let’s take a look at the things WWE wants you to forget about The Undertaker.
Before we make it to the main list, here are the honourable mentions that didn't make it.
D/Q victory over Giant Gonzales at Wrestlemania 9: Undertaker has beaten all his Wrestlemania opponents, except for Brock Lesnar. But when he came face to face with a much larger man Giant Gonzales he didn’t win clean. Gonzales used a chloroform soaked cloth to knock the Undertaker unconscious.
WWE’s YouTube channel shows you how the match started but refrains from showing the conclusion of the match.
Undertaker has missed WrestleManias: Undertaker has been absent from WrestleMania 10 and WrestleMania 2000 due to injuries. WWE wants you to believe that since Takers debut he has been an integral part of every Wrestlemania, but that isn’t completely true.
Brother Love managed Undertaker when he debuted: Be it for the shortest time, the red-faced preacher did manage Undertaker. WWE doesn’t completely shy away from this fact but glorifies the late Paul Bearer’s association with the Deadman over Brother Love’s.
#1 Killing his parents
Origin stories are a thing of the past in the WWE. The debut of Kane, Undertaker’s half-brother was exciting time during the attitude era. This was when Paul Bearer accused the babyface Undertaker of being responsible for the fire that brought down the funeral home ultimately killing his parents and Kane.
Turning heel a year later, The Undertaker admitted to starting the fire that engulfed his house, on national TV. WWE made him admit to a federal crime!! So much for kayfabe. Following these events, the Deadman tapped into his Dark Lord persona and started the Ministry of Darkness and went on to do more heinous deeds.
The promotion definitely doesn’t want the WWE universe to remember the Phenom as an arsonist for sure.This coming Wrestlemania, we might see the last of the Deadman. Through the ups and Down in his lengthy career, he has garnered the admiration and respect of the everyone he has worked for and in front of.
Undertaker retiring will surely be the one thing the WWE Universe would like to forget.