Sunsetting Careers: Undertaker Wrestling Cards, WWE – Though wrestling fans are always skeptical when a Superstar announces their retirement, the recent proclamation by Undertaker looks to be fully legitimate, as evidenced by his sendoff last night a WWE’s Survivor Series 2020 pay-per-view event.
For 30 years, Undertaker, real name Mark Calaway, was one of the most dominant Superstars in WWE. This started right from the moment he was hired and transitioned from his NWA gimmick of “Mean” Mark Callous. He took on and defeated virtually every big name in history, including Hulk Hogan, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, The Rock, Ric Flair, Triple H, Brock Lesnar and a host of others.
How impressive is his CV? Check out this compilation from WWE. Be warned – it’s a long one.
The career of the “Deadman” certainly cannot be summarized easily. He’s gone from being an undead “zombie” to a supernatural ruler of all things evil, to the brother of a scarred wayward soul, to a motorcycle-riding, street tough MMA pracitioner and back to an all-powerful dominant individual. Along the way he captured seven World Championships (four WWE Championships and three World Heavyweight Championships), seven Tag Team Championships (primarily alongside Kane) and won the Royal Rumble Match once.
Oh yeah, and he also had a string of 21 consecutive victories at WrestleMania, known simply as The Streak.
It was in his latter years that The Streak became the Undertaker’s go-to moment for fans to celebrate his elaborate entrances, his awe-imposing presence and watch as he would put opponent after opponent down for the three count or a submission. Only two Superstars in history – Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns, defeated the Deadman at the Showcase of the Immortals.
Unlike so many Superstars in wrestling lore, Undertaker has a scant few autographs. For so much of his career, the Phenom would not sign cards. This changed in recent years as part of WWE’s product agreement with Topps, but the true gem of any collection would be his 1994 Action Packed autographed card. Recent signatures include from 2020 Topps WWE Undisputed, while other standout cards, including those that chronicled The Streak, have been crafted across the years and decades.
Congratulations on your retirement Undertaker, may you rest in peace, knowing you had one of the greatest WWE careers of all time.
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