In a major loss to the professional wrestling industry, Mark William Callaway, known worldwide by his ring name ‘The Undertaker’, bid farewell to an illustrious career which spanned three decades on Sunday (November 22). That The Undertaker was a global superstar could be understood from the fact that even IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals wished him upon his retirement.
The side gave a fitting tribute to Taker from their official Twitter handle:
@VarunAaron doing his best Undertaker impression.
Your favourite memory of the Deadman? We’ll start – Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi. #FarewellTaker | #ThankYouTaker |@WWE | @WWEIndia pic.twitter.com/onYmafrIXx
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) November 23, 2020
The Undertaker made his final appearance in WWE’s pay-per-view event ‘Survivor Series’ on Sunday, which was held behind closed doors at the Amway center in Orlando, Florida.
WWE had even advertised the event as Undertaker’s 30th anniversary in WWE. In what is a major coincidence, the now 55-year-old had made his WWE (then called WWF) debut exactly 30 years ago on November 22, 1990 in the same Survivor Series event.
After the Main Even clash between Roman Reigns and Drew McIntyre on Sunday, a number of WWE legends like the Big Show, Kevin Nash, Triple H, Shawn Michaels, Booker T all gathered in the ring to pay their tributes to ‘The Phenom’ Undertaker.
“For 30 long years I’ve made that slow walk to this ring and have laid people to rest time and time again. And now my time has come. My time has come to let The Undertaker rest in peace,” said the wrestler in his final message to the WWE Universe.
Standing at almost 7-feet tall, The Undertaker is widely considered to be the greatest wrestler of all time. In the WWE, he was a seven-time World Champion while capturing the ‘Tag Team’ title six times. He also won the prestigious ‘Royal Rumble’ match in 2007.
His scary avatar was one of the most sought after gimmicks in the business which sent shivers down the spine of the opponent’s and the fans alike.
Taker, perhaps, will be most fondly remembered for his infamous streak in WWE’s signature event ‘Wrestlemania’, where he was unbeaten for 21-long years before finally being beaten by Brock Lesnar.