It is the dream of every almost professional wrestler to make it to WWE one day. Then, when they become a WWE Superstar, their target changes to winning the fans’ hearts as well as championships on the show. Ultimately, after retirement, the goal is to become a member of the WWE Hall of Fame.
The Hall of Fame has several big names in pro wrestling, and perhaps the biggest one ever, the Undertaker, is now joining the Hall of Fame soon. New York Post was the first to report that the company has decided to induct the Deadman into the HOF as a member of class of 2022.
The Undertaker holds the record for the most wins and the most consecutive wins in WWE WrestleMania history. He was once 21-0 at the Show of Shows before Brock Lesnar ended that streak. The Deadman was also a marquee attraction for WWE’s overseas shows in the final part of his career.
Undertaker retired from WWE at the 2020 Survivor Series show. He wrestled his last match against the Phenomenal AJ Styles at the WrestleMania 36 premium live event. It was the first-ever Boneyard Match, and the Deadman signed off in style with a victory.
Given how brilliantly Mark Callaway (real name of the Undertaker) played his character, it goes without saying that not a single person has been able to argue his spot in the WWE Hall of Fame. Here’s what his Brothers of Destruction tag team partner Kane wrote:
“No one, and I mean NO ONE, deserves it more. The Undertaker is truly iconic and transcends @WWE. The man behind the character is just as impressive! I am absolutely thrilled! CONGRATULATIONS!!”
Here’s how Twitterati reacted to news of Undertaker going into the WWE Hall of Fame soon
Congratulations to @undertaker on his induction into the #wwehof! No one, and I mean NO ONE, deserves it more. The Undertaker is truly iconic and transcends @WWE. The man behind the character is just as impressive! I am absolutely thrilled! CONGRATULATIONS!!
— Kane (@KaneWWE) February 18, 2022Advertisement
— B/R Wrestling (@BRWrestling) February 18, 2022
Absolutely no one has had as big an effect over as long of a career as @Undertaker. He is the measuring stick of this industry, in and out of the ring, and now takes his well-deserved place in the #WWEHOF! https://t.co/cyRwg68kqK
— Triple H (@TripleH) February 18, 2022Advertisement
YES!!! Congratulations @undertaker. Deserving is an understatement. He is a symbol of everything great about our business. Growing up he was always my hero. Thank you for inspiring me. To me, you are the greatest! 🐐 #LiveForever https://t.co/gqsaQlIQhcAdvertisement
— Damian Priest (@ArcherOfInfamy) February 18, 2022
“WWE Hall of Fame, tonight you’re going one on one with DA UNDERTAKER!” pic.twitter.com/M7pHzCip7i
— Fiending For Followers ‼️ (@Fiend4FolIows) February 18, 2022Advertisement
— Glenn Jacobs (@GlennJacobsTN) February 18, 2022
— SW3RVE The Realest (@swerveconfident) February 19, 2022Advertisement
Congrats to The Godfather of pro wrestling, the Phenom, the Undertaker… for being inducted into the WWE HOF. Nobody deserves it more than you my friend. #itstrue @undertaker pic.twitter.com/OIboNS2go5Advertisement
— Kurt Angle (@RealKurtAngle) February 18, 2022
— Lex Luger (@GenuineLexLuger) February 18, 2022Advertisement
— John Layfield (@JCLayfield) February 18, 2022
There isn't a more deserving wrestler to go in the WWE Hall of Fame than the Undertaker. I'm crying fam. Make him a sole inductee this year. pic.twitter.com/DVBouzVfYx
— 𝙒𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙡𝙚𝙡𝙖𝙢𝙞𝙖 (@wrestlelamia) February 18, 2022Advertisement
WWE should dedicate the entire 2022 Hall of Fame event to The Undertaker.Advertisement
Make it an event.
Have legends come on the stage to tell stories about the man behind the character.Advertisement
Austin. Kane. Vince. HBK. HHH. Bret. Lesnar. Foley.
Then Taker does his speech.Advertisement
It could be amazing.
— Wrestle Features (@WrestleFeatures) February 18, 2022Advertisement
I’ve had the pleasure (and often times pain) of being in the ring with @Undertaker throughout both of our careers. I count him among the absolute best and someone I consider a close friend. Congratulations and welcome to the #WWEHOF club!!! https://t.co/rT8NGyifU7Advertisement
— Shawn Michaels (@ShawnMichaels) February 18, 2022
— RheaRipley_WWE (@RheaRipley_WWE) February 18, 2022Advertisement
— Drew McIntyre (@DMcIntyreWWE) February 18, 2022