The Undertaker to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame

Written by Doug Rush

The Undertaker to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame

Two years ago, The Undertaker ended his historic 30-year career in the WWE.

At Wrestlemania weekend in his home state of Texas, The Undertaker will be the first inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.

The Undertaker, real name Mark Calaway, began his career in the WWE back at the 1990 Survivor Series as a mystery opponent for the Million Dollar Man Ted DiBiase.

Since then, he was a staple in the company, as he won many WWE Championships and built up an impressive Wrestlemania undefeated streak that went from Wrestlemania 7 all the way to Wrestlemania 30; 21 straight victories before he was defeated by Brock Lesnar.

The Undertaker’s last match was at Wrestlemania 36 in a victory over AJ Styles. Because of the pandemic, they were able to film it in advance like a movie would be as opposed to being inside a ring or an arena.

At Survivor Series later that year in an arena but with the fans being virtually, The Undertaker came out one last time and announced that he was done wrestling and his character would “Rest in Peace.”

Now, he’ll get to be forever celebrated and enshrined in the WWE’s Hall of Fame, and rightfully so.

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About the author

Doug Rush

Doug Rush is entering his 18th season as a writer. His career dates back to when he was with The Asbury Park Press covering high school football, The Harlem Globetrotters and The Lakewood Blueclaws.

In 2009, he joined Bleacher Report, covering the New York Yankees and New York Giants, amassing over 2 million reader views.

After 2013, he left B/R to join Sports Media 101 to cover the Yankees and Giants. While with Sports Media 101, Rush was named to the Pro Football Writers Association of America. He was there until July of 2016.

In January of 2018, Rush joined USA Today as part of the Giants Wire staff to cover the Giants. He is still currently with them, as he does weekly analysis for them during the season.

In September of 2021, Rush joined Pro Sports Extra, where he will be covering MLB, the NFL, NBA, WWE and AEW.

Doug is from Toms River, New Jersey where he has two children, Carson and Peyton.