The Undertaker, born Mark William Calaway is undoubtedly one of the best brand names that the WWE has ever produced for the past twenty-five years and will forever remain in the annals of the sport. He also holds the mantle as the company’s longest-tenured in-ring performer.

The American professional wrestler began his career with World Class Championship Wrestling (WCCW) in 1984 as Mark Callous and became famous when he teamed up with Kane to dethrone the then king of the ring, Hulk Hogan in 1991.

In the Survival Series on Sunday, the Undertaker teamed up with his brother Kane (Brothers of Destruction) to wipe off the Wyatt family who unleashed venom on him after his loss to the ‘Beast’ Brock Lesnar.

Taker - Lesnar
Taker – Lesnar
The following are some of the unquestionable facts about the seven-time WWE World Heavyweight Champion since he was inducted into the ring in the 1990 Survivor Series;

1. When Undertaker debuted, the World Wide Web was one year away from being introduced to the public.

2. Despite leaving the WrestleMania ring as a champion several times; he never entered a WrestleMania match as a champion.

3. During his debut, he defeated not one but two WWE Hall of Famers, Koko B. Ware and Dusty Rhodes, in a matter of minutes.

4. Since his debut, four United States Presidents have held office and 34 new countries have been founded.

5. Johnny Carson was still host of The Tonight Show when Undertaker debuted.

6. Seven Winter Olympics and six Summer Olympics have occurred since Undertaker debuted.

7. Throughout his career, Undertaker had 15 championship reigns.

8. One hundred and sixty men have tried and failed to defeat “The Phenom” during pay-per-view matches.

9. His longest one-on-one match was with WWE Superstar Triple H, and it lasted 30 minutes and 52 seconds.

10. His shortest-ever televised match was against WWE Hall of Famer Iron Sheik, and it lasted just 18 seconds.

11. He holds the record for competing on more WWE television shows than any other WWE Superstar.

12. Undertaker is WWE’s first-ever World Champion with no last name.

13. He competed in the first-ever Hell in a Cell match in 1997 against Shawn Michaels.

14. Undertaker’s urn has been stolen by opponents seven times.

15. Undertaker is a five-time Pro Wrestling Illustrated award winner.

16. During the span of his career at WWE, Undertaker has competed against 41 Hall of Famers.

17. He has appeared in 17 Survivor Series matches, winning 12.

18. Undertaker has been featured on 61 pay-per-view posters.

19. He has been on 16 video game covers, more than any other WWE Superstar with the exception of Triple H.

20. Despite his record number of WrestleMania wins, he went a decade without winning a championship at WrestleMania – the longest amount of time for any Superstar in WrestleMania history.

21. He went head-to-head with Kane 19 times during pay-per-view events.

22. It has been more than 9,100 days since Undertaker debuted 25 years ago.

By El-Amisty Nobo/Newsghana


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