For over 20 years, The Undertaker‘s undefeated streak at Wrestlemania was one of, if not THE, biggest things in professional wrestling. It wasn’t an urban legend or a myth: it was what was deemed something that could never be broken.
That is… until Wrestlemania 30 when Brock Lesnar ended the streak.
Two years later, the Undertaker now sits at 22-1 at the biggest stage in professional wrestling, and is once again in the mix of a big storyline regarding Wrestlemania. This time, however, it’s almost as if he is a pawn in the game of the chairman, Vince McMahon.
After not being on WWE television for six years, Vince’s son, Shane McMahon, returned in order to “take control” of WWE Monday Night RAW. The elder McMahon made a deal with him: if he were to win one match, he would get what he wished.
But not only is that match against the Undertaker, and not only is it at Wrestlemania 32, but it’s inside… Hell in a Cell, which is a special trademark of the Undertaker’s character.
Despite that, Shane’s in-ring ability has been praised by those within the wrestling community, particularly his willingness to put his body on the line just for the entertainment for the fans. One infamous moment occurred when he nearly broke his neck getting suplexed (thrown backwards) into plexiglas by Kurt Angle. McMahon continued to wrestle the remainder of the match, and even asked to get suplexed again in order for the glass to actually break.
The stakes are high in this match: if Shane wins, not only will he have “control” of RAW, but this would be the Undertaker’s final Wrestlemania: it would mean an era would officially be over. An era full of tombstone piledrivers, chokeslams, and top-notch matches that have left their mark on millions worldwide for decades.
Neither of these wrestlers are young starts (the Undertaker is in his 50’s), but they still know how to entertain the crowd, and with the moves and charisma they both possess, it still has the makings for a highly entertaining bout.