WWE have announced that The Undertaker will be inducted into this year’s Hall of Fame.
The 56-year-old, real name Mark Calaway, retired from the WWE at Survivor Series in November 2020 after 30 years with the company.
The Phenom is widely regarded as one of the greatest WWE superstars of all-time.
And he has competed in more Wrestlemania matches than anyone else with a startling 27 appearances to his name.
Now his epic efforts for Vince McMahon’s company are set to be rewarded after WWE confirmed him as an inductee into the 2022 Hall of Fame class.
And the ceremony will be part of a major change to WrestleMania weekend.
A WWE statement confirmed: “WWE today announced that The Undertaker will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame at a ceremony on Friday, April 1 at American Airlines Center in Dallas as part of WrestleMania Week.
“The event will stream live exclusively on Peacock in the US and WWE Network everywhere else.
“In addition, for the first time in history, WWE will present both Friday Night SmackDown and the 2022 WWE Hall of Fame Ceremony live on the same night at American Airlines Center, giving all fans in attendance an unprecedented opportunity to witness both events for one price.
“Tickets for the special 2 for 1 SmackDown + Hall of Fame go on sale this Tuesday, February 22 at 10 AM CT via Ticketmaster. Additional 2022 WWE Hall of Fame inductees will be announced in the near future.”
It continued: “The Undertaker is one of the most popular Superstars in WWE history and a pop culture icon.
“After making his WWE debut at the 1990 Survivor Series, ‘The Phenom’ went on to hold nearly every major Championship in WWE and has competed in some of the most memorable matches in history over his illustrious 30-year career.
“In addition, The Undertaker amassed a historic consecutive 21-year WrestleMania undefeated streak that may never be broken.
“In 2020, The Undertaker was featured in the WWE Network docuseries ‘Undertaker: The Last Ride,’ which was praised by both fans and critics and made his ‘Final Farewell’ at Survivor Series.
“The Undertaker continues to make appearances outside the ring, most recently appearing in Netflix’s Escape The Undertaker.”
The Undertaker is notorious for his undefeated WrestleMania streak which ran from 1991 to 2014.
After 21 victories in a row, the run came to an end in 2014 when he was beaten by Brock Lesnar.
He appeared five more times at Mania between 2015 and 2020, before his final appearance in 2020 where he defeated AJ Styles.