The Undertaker resurrects ‘American Badass’ 20 years later on WWE Raw
The Hall of Fame wrestler brought back the persona that Kane buried alive in 2003. The wrestling legend rode in on a motorcycle in Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia
The 30th Anniversary of Monday Night Raw brought tons of surprises for WWE fans in the building. But no one, not for miles, could see what was about to happen. The return of American Badass.
Not only was it Undertaker’s first performance since being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame on April 1, 2022. It was the return of a wrestling persona that we hadn’t seen in 20 years.
Who is American Badass and why is he portrayed by the Undertaker?
A spinoff of his real life persona, Mark Calaway (aka the Undertaker) embodied American Badass for three years (2000-03). Until one fateful night in Dallas, on November 16th, when Kane buried the American Badass alive
The return of American Badass in Philly was a walk down memory lane for veteran wrestling fans, and he got the biggest reaction from the crowd. Even more than when Paul Heyman trolled the Philly crowd by hyping up Brock Purdy and the 49ers ahead of Sunday’s NFL NFC Championship game against the Eagles.
LA Knight’s in-ring promo was brutally interrupted by American Badass’ surprise appearance. Luckily for him, at least, he avoided a beating from the Hall of Fame wrestler. However, in a clear passing of the baton, Badass (aka Undertaker) grabbed Knight and handed him to Bray Wyatt.