Wrestler ‘The Undertaker’ (real name Mark Calaway) has announced his retirement after almost 30 years with the World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment (WWF/WWE.) The announcement was made during the latest episode of Undertaker: The Last Ride documentary series on June 21st, 2020.
The Undertaker made his debut in the then WWF on November 22nd, 1990 at their Survivor Series event. He would spend the rest of his professional wrestling life with the company.
The Undertaker is famous for his 21-0 undefeated strike at the WWE’s flagship show, Wrestlemania. He made his first appearance at the “Showcase of the Immortals” at Wrestlemania VII. He would defeat Superfly Jimmy Snuka to begin his undefeated streak, now known simply as “The Streak.” Over the course of that undefeated strike, he beat wrestlers such as Triple H (three times), Shawn Michaels (twice), Kane (twice), Diesel (Kevin Nash), Edge, Batista, and Ric Flair. The streak came to an end at Wrestlemania XXX in 2014 when he lost to Brock Lesnar. As of his appearance at this year’s Wrestlemania (Wrestlemania XXXVI), he has an overall record of 25-2.
The Undertaker is also a multiple time champion in the WWE: four time WWF/WWE Champion, three time World Heavyweight Champion, six time WWF World Tag Team Champion, one time WCW Tag Team Champion, and one time WWF Hardcore Champion. He was the winner of the 2007 Royal Rumble match.
Thank you to The Undertaker for 20 years of memories!!!! #ThankYouTaker
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