It still doesn’t feel right that The Undertaker is no longer an active member of the WWE roster. The legend wrestled for the company in four different decades before he finally hung up his hat and coat and drove off on his motorcycle into the night three years ago.
Over the years, the man known as the Conscience of the WWE has become a pop-culture phenomenon (he is, after all, The Phenom), becoming one of the most recognizable characters in sports, entertainment, television, video games, and comic books. He has quite simply done it all. And that made his retirement in 2020 an incredibly bittersweet one for his legions of fans – especially those who grew up watching him perform.
His final match was the Boneyard Match at WWE WrestleMania 36 against AJ Styles; a cinematic spectacle that entertained audiences around the world during the pandemic. It also turned back the clock and made up for some of the more questionable matches he had found himself in over the final few years of his career.
Speaking of the highs and lows of The Deadman’s career, let’s take this opportunity to reflect on some of his most iconic – and infamous – matches, and celebrate his legendary run.