Taker's Résumé



“So without further ado... from Death Valley... I give you, the Undertaker…”
–Ted DiBiasi (1990)

          

Undertaker’s "official" debut was at Survivor Series, appropriately on Thanksgiving day, November 22, 1990. He was the mystery member of Ted DiBiasi’s Million Dollar Team.


Titles Held:


WWE Championship

 1. 11/27/1991 Taker’s first belt, defeated Hulk Hogan at Survivor Series 11/27/1991; held for 6 days until Tuesday in Texas PPV. Hogan pinned UT after throwing ashes in his eyes. It was announced 12/7/91 that the title had been vacated due to “two disputed finishes” and would be awarded to the winner of the following month's Royal Rumble, however the title should have simply been returned to Taker.
                         

2. 3/23/1997 Taker defeats Psycho Sid, held for 133 days


3. 5/23/1999 Taker defeats Stone Cold Steve Austin, held for 36 days


4. 5/19/2002 Taker defeats Hogan, held for 63 days



World Heavyweight Championship


1. 4/1/07 Taker defeats Batista, held for 37 days


2. 3/30/2008 Taker defeats Edge, held for 63 days


3. 10/4/2009 Taker defeats CM Punk, held for 140 days



Hardcore Championship

 1. 12/9/2001 Taker defeats Rob Van Dam, held for 60 days



World Tag Team Championship

1. 7/26/1998, with Stone Cold, defeated Kane & Mankind, held for 15 days

2. 8/22/1999, with Big Show, defeated Kane & X-Pac, held for 8 days

3. 9/9/1999, with Big Show, defeated Kane & X-Pac, held for 11 days

4. 12/18/2000, with The Rock, defeated Edge & Christian, held for 3 days

5. 4/19/2001, with Kane, defeated Edge & Christian, held for 10 days

6. 8/19/2001, with Kane, defeated Kanyon & DDP, held for 29 days

  

Other Major Wins

 Won the Royal Rumble match in 2007 for the first time. With this match he also became the first man to win the Royal Rumble at number 30.

  

WrestleMania Streak Victims

1. Superfly Jimmy Snuka, WrestleMania 7, 1991

2. Jake the Snake Roberts, WrestleMania 8, 1992

3. Giant Gonzales, WrestleMania 9, 1993

4. King Kong Bundy, WrestleMania 11, 1995 

5. Diesel, WrestleMania 12, 1996 

6. Psycho Sid, WrestleMania 13, 1997

7. Kane, WrestleMania 14, 1998

8. Big Boss Man, WrestleMania 15, 1999
9. Triple H, WrestleMania 17, 2001 

10. Ric Flair, WrestleMania 18. 2002 

11. Big Show and A-Train, WrestleMania 19, 2003

12. Kane, WrestleMania 20, 2004 

13. Randy Orton, WrestleMania 21, 2005

14. Mark Henry, WrestleMania 22, 2006

15. Batista, WrestleMania 23, 2007

16. Edge, WrestleMania 24, 2008

17. Shawn Michaels, WrestleMania 25, 2009 

18. Shawn Michaels, WrestleMania 26, 2010 

19. Triple H, WrestleMania 27, 2011
20. Triple H, WrestleMania 28, 2012

21. CM Punk, WrestleMania 29, 2013

22. Bray Wyatt, WrestleMania 31, 2015

23. Shane McMahon, WrestleMania 32, 2016

  

WrestleMania Trivia

-Of Undertaker’s 24 WrestleMania matches, he has faced 21 unique individuals. He’s faced HHH 3 times, HBK 2 times, Kane, 2 times, and Big Show and A-Train (now Tensai) at the same time.

-Taker did not perform at WrestleManias 10 or 16
-His match against Giant Gonzales was the only match he won by DQ 

-His WM match against Mark Henry was a Casket match

 -He has retired several men from the WWE ring at WM, although they were not all official. These men include: Psycho Sid, Ric Flair, "Triple H" (although the saga continues), Shawn Michaels  

-Taker tombstoned Kane 3 times for the win at WM 14

-HHH tombstoned Taker at WM 27, Atlanta, GA, but Taker kicked out, winning him the OMG Moment of the year Slammy award 2011


Managers

Paul Bearer

Brother Love


Notable Ministry Members


Paul Bearer

Viscera 

Mideon

Faarooq (1/2 of the Acolytes)

Bradshaw (1/2 of the Acolytes)
Gangrel (1/3 of the Brood)

Edge (1/3 of the Brood)

Christian (1/3 of the Brood)


Moves and Finishes

 *Tombstone Piledriver

*Last Ride

*Hell’s Gate

*Choke Slam

*The Crux "Old School" (arm wrench/rope walk/chop)

*Flying forearm smash

*Corner Flying Forearm Smash

*Open-handed uppercut/throat strike

*Rebound Clothesline

*Big Boot

*Tie-up

*3/4 Face-lock Russian Leg Sweep

*Rib jabs

*And many more

  

Specialty Matches

Casket

Buried Alive

Inferno

Hell in a Cell

Body Bag




Slammy Wins

1. Greatest Hit 1996

2. Best Tattoo 1997

3. Best Entrance Music 1997

4. Star of the Highest Magnitude 1997

5. Match of the Year, Taker vs. Shawn Michaels, WrestleMania 25, 2009

6. Moment of the Year, Taker vs. Michaels in Michael’s final match WrestleMania 26, 2010 

7. OMG Moment of the Year, Taker kicks out of HHH’s Tombstone Piledriver, WrestleMania 27, 2011
8. Match of the Year, Taker vs. HHH, WrestleMania 28, 2012

9. End of the Streak, WrestleMania 30, 2014

10. Untertaker vs Lesnar at Hell in a Cell, 2015

  

Slammy Nominations

1. Best Finisher1996

2. Best Entrance 1996

3. Hall of Fame 1996

4. Leader of the New Generation 1996

5. Best Dressed 1997

6. Match of the Year, Taker vs. Mankind Summerslam 1997

7. Best Finishing Maneuver, Hell’s Gate 2008

8. Extreme Moment of the Year, Taker falls off ladder through table 2008

9. OMG Moment of the Year, Taker sends Edge to Hell 2008

10. Match of the Year, Taker vs. Edge, Hell in a Cell Summerslam 2008

11. Randy Orton beats Undertaker via DQ 2009

12. Shocker of the Year, Paul Bearer turns on Taker 2010

13. Despicable Me Award, Kane buries Taker alive 2010

14. Extreme Moment of the Year, The Shield triple-powerbombs The Undertaker, Smackdown, April 26, 2013

15. Match of the Year, Undertaker vs. CM Punk, WrestleMania 29, 2013



       Other Awards
       Winner of Universal Studios' Eyegore Award (2000)  



Memorable Quotes by the Undertaker

“Rest in peace.”

“I like to bleed, it turns me on.” 

“…you or nobody else has any idea, how sick, twisted and maniacal I can be, you’ve got no idea.” 2004

“You need to shut up before I come up that ramp and rip your throat out.”

 “I will walk straight through the fires of Hell to face you Kane.” c. 1998 

To his brother, Kane: “I taught you everything you know about evil… but I didn’t teach you everything I know.” 2011  

To The Rock: “Let me remind you of something… although I don’t dress like Satan anymore, I’m still down with the devil, and I will go medieval on your ass.” c. 2001

“You will know my name is the Lord of Darkness.” c. 1998

 "For when you look into the eyes of the Reaper, you will know, your time has come." c. 1999

"I will strike down upon thee with anger and furious vengeance.” 

Interview by Phil Speer January 2002 on then WWF.com: In response to nearly busting a chair in half on Maven -  “I’m a firm believer that if you’re going to swing a chair, swing it.”  

"Listen, if you've got beef with me, I ain't a hard guy to find. I stand 6'10, I weigh 330lbs, and I'm usually kicking the hell out of somebody."

"I’m going to knock your teeth so far down your throat, you can chew your own ass out for pissing me off!"

To Vicki Guerrero: “Look at me woman. I didn’t come out here for an apology. I come for your soul.”

To HHH: “You play the game real well. In fact there may be a day when you even run the yard - but this ain't your day, boy.”

 To HHH: “I ain't the People's Champion, I ain't no Rattlesnake, I'm the Deadman. And if you try me, I'll make you famous. Because it's like this, little man, you ain't ever beat me. Now I don't like you, I don't respect you, and I sure as hell don't fear you. But seein' how you're standing in the middle of my yard, I will break you."

To Eric Bischoff: "So you're the head brother in charge now, huh? And did I just hear you say by the snap of your fingers you make things happen? Well I tell you what. Why don't you snap your fingers right now and let's see what happens."

“When the blood flowed, I took the blood and signed your death warrant with it. At Ground Zero, you will pay, and you will pay the ultimate price. Shawn Michaels, you will rest in peace.”

 To Kane: “I’ve felt your wrath, now you’re gonna feel mine.”

To Shawn Michaels: “Sometimes it’s Hell getting’ to Heaven.”

 “I am the most dangerous entity that has ever stepped in this ring.”

“I will open up the gates of Hell, and I will unleash a fury that no mortal man has ever seen!”

 “Seventeen men have stepped up, seventeen men have been set down.”

“The wrestling ring is just like a prison cell, all right? You’ve got to put your time in, and you’ve gotta make sacrifices.”

“As you can see, there has been a reconciliation made. Brother Paul has come home to lead my ministry of darkness. And I’m sure that there’s those that can’t understand, because they have no vision, how I could align myself once more with such a despicable, evil, maniacal, individual. Well, if those aren’t reasons enough, I don’t guess I can explain it any better.”

“I have no love lost for Vince McMahon. As a matter of fact, if he was standing here on fire, I wouldn’t throw scalding hot water on him” (9/1998).

“If I lose, everybody loses” (8/26/99).

"The crowd will let me know when it’s time to leave. They haven’t yet." (To the Huston Chronicle, June 2013)

[On the ministry] "I think one of the reasons why it was so successful is it was very genuine. I've always been someone who was kinda of fascinated with the darkness, and it came out so genuine because it was... What I was doing was coming natural to me" (Undertaker: This is My Yard, 2001).

"Hanging Austin on my symbol with me down below with the eyes rolled back and looking very demonic... Oh, those were the good ol' days" (Undertaker: This is My Yard, 2001).


"Now, you will know why you are afraid of the dark...."



Memorable Quotes about the Undertaker

 “You know what’s amazing about the Undertaker? A man that surrounds himself with all darkness sheds so much light in people all over the world.” -Randy Savage WM 9, 1993

“When it’s all said and done, the Undertaker will be representative of everything that is good and wonderful about this business. That’s what we aspire to be, is exactly what he is. He’s got it all.” –Arn Anderson

“There’s confidence, there’s cocky, and insanity. And when you interrupt the Undertaker, you’ve pretty much crossed all those boundaries.” –Arn Anderson

 "WrestleMania is the Undertaker’s burial ground.” -Booker T

 “At the beginning, you think luck plays a lot of it, but 18 years… luck would have run out a long time ago.” –Harley Race

 “Undertaker owns ‘Mania.” –Arn Anderson

"If I could sum the Undertaker up in one word, it would be respect." -Matt Hardy

“I don’t think I have ever been pushed to a level like I was pushed competing against Undertaker.” –The Big Show

 “He’s the Undertaker. You do believe he is beyond life and death, he can cross over. He’s like super hero, super monster hero.” –Santino

"The Undertaker is kickin' ass, but he ain't takin' no names!" -Jim Ross

On HHH and Taker: “These two guys are the most respected guys in our industry, two of the best ever. Zeus and Hades battling it out on Mt. Olympus.” –The Big Show




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