When it comes to WWE superstars, The Undertaker is right up there with the best of them. The Undertaker has been around for longer than anyone else. At his Survivor Series 1990 debut, he was a head taller than any of the other superstars.
After all these years, The Undertaker’s first appearance was more than just a landmark in wrestling history. In the professional wrestling world, it marked the beginning of a career of a superstar who would go on to become a legend.
The Undertaker’s height contributed significantly to his mystique, both on and off-screen. He is one of the tallest wrestlers ever at 6 feet 10 inches (208 cm). The Undertaker’s towering stature was immediately apparent to viewers and commentators even at his first professional wrestling event, Survivor Series 1990.
The Undertaker was able to amass an impressive collection of titles throughout his career, including seven World titles, seven Tag Team titles, and the Hardcore Championship for a single reign. The Undertaker was a larger-than-life superstar who didn’t need titles to feel important, despite not being in “grand slam champion” territory.
The Undertaker had an encounter with the legendary Jake “The Snake” Roberts in his early career, and this is very similar to their encounter. The Undertaker, on the other hand, had 15 WWE titles while Roberts had none.
What Other Big Men Would You Consider To Be On Par With The Undertaker In Terms Of Size?
Big men like Giant Gonzalez and Andre the Giant are in a class of their own, but WWE history features a number of other giants who can hold their own against The Undertaker.
Some other big men The Undertaker faced who were about his height or taller were Kevin Nash (6’10”), Kane (7’0″), Big Show (7’0″), and The Great Khali (7’1″).
The Undertaker was a product of a time in WWE when it was considered significant for a main eventer to be a large man. Despite the efforts of stars like Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels, this is still a common misconception within WWE.
Despite his diminutive stature, The Undertaker radiated an unparalleled air of mystery and intrigue. On the eve of Survivor Series 2020, after 30 years in the business, he called it quits for good.
Undertaker In The WWE
Vince McMahon personally recruited Calaway to join the WWF in October 1990, and he quickly became the company’s top star. Officially introduced to the world as Ted DiBiase’s mystery partner, he made his debut at the Survivor Series pay-per-view. Everyone was immediately impressed by his performance.
He had feuds with several of the company’s biggest names, including Hulk Hogan, Macho Man Randy Savage, The Ultimate Warrior, The Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin, and Stone Cold Steve Austin. All of the WWE superstars like Steve Austin, Shawn Michaels, Triple H, Kane, Brock, Lesnar, Edge, John Cena, etc.
When he defeated Hulk Hogan at Survivor Series in 1991, he became the youngest WWF champion in the organization’s history.
This propelled him to the pinnacle, and he went on to win multiple championships. Over the course of his career, he collected three World Heavyweight titles, four WWE titles, one Hardcore title, and one Tag Team title (6 times).
In 2007, The Undertaker won the Royal Rumble and challenged Batista for the WWE world title at WrestleMania. He is also well-known for his 21-year win streak at WrestleMania, which was finally broken by Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 30 in 2014.
One of the greatest WrestleMania matches of all time was his taking on Shawn Michaels or Triple H.
The Rivalry Of The Undertaker
The Deadman was involved in some fantastic feuds with wrestling’s elite. This whole thing started with his feud with Hulk Hogan. He later established the Ministry of Darkness and wrestled legends like Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock in memorable bouts.
He also had a long-running feud with his on-screen brother Kane, which flared up again in 2004. A tag team he formed with Kane, the Brothers of Destruction, went on to become champions in their own right.
Edge was a formidable opponent for the Undertaker, and their matches were consistently five stars. The Undertaker had a four-year-long feud with Shawn Michaels and Triple H that spanned four WrestleManias (25, 26, 27, 28).
His legendary winning streak came to an end after a match with CM Punk at WrestleMania 29, followed by a loss to Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 30.
The Undertaker WWE Achievements
- WWF/WWE Championship (4 times)
- World Heavyweight Championship (3 times)
- WWF Hardcore Championship (1 time)
- WWF World Tag Team Championship (6 times) – with Stone Cold Steve Austin (1), Big Show (2), The Rock (1), and Kane (2)
- Royal Rumble (2007)
- The Undertaker was undefeated at WrestleMania for 21 years.
The Undertaker’s billed height of 6 feet, 10 inches is likely an exaggeration, as are the billed heights of most professional wrestlers. The Undertaker’s actual height during his prime was somewhere between 6 feet 7 inches and 6 feet 8 inches.