the Wwe continues the celebrations of one of wrestling’s greatest legends: Undertaker. So after the documentary The last trip and the special of WWE Untold in which the rivalry between Dead Man and Randy Orton is traced, it is the turn of Meeting Mark Calaway, a special of about twenty minutes in which numerous superstars of yesterday and today and some insiders talk about their first meeting with him Phenomenon.
This series of small interviews is part of the group of initiatives that WWE plans to celebrate the 30 years of career from The Undertaker – to which the next edition of Survivor Series will be dedicated, scheduled for next November 22. Unlike the specials seen so far, Calaway is not directly involved (except for a final couple of bars) and his importance in the ring and in the locker room is underlined by character words like Stone Cold Steve Austin, Triple H, Batista, Edge, Aj Styles, Drew McIntyre (here our interview with Drew McIntyre) and many others.
An encounter that cannot be forgotten
One of the most interesting aspects of this special is the presence of multiple stock images or behind the scenes, particularly those related to Mark Calaway’s early career, when he took his first steps in WCCW and later in WCW where he fought under the name of Mark “cruel”. Later, there was the passage in the then WWF and this is where the trick Undertaker’s immortal.
Even before assuming the role of Lord of DarknessHowever, it was already clear that young Calaway had a great future ahead of him, as Austin points out. What emerges from the various interviews, in fact, is that The Undertaker has always had a great impact on the people who have treated himBoth as a prospect and when he became one of the locker room leaders, one of the people whose newcomers needed to earn respect.
Calaway is large and menacing in appearance, capable of intimidating those who approach him, but he is also a person who lavishes advice and helps more inexperienced colleagues. Big Show, for example, points out that his career wouldn’t have been the same if it weren’t for The Undertaker – he was still in his infancy and making mistakes in and out of the ring, but meeting the gravedigger was key to success. . to express yourself in the best way and have a successful career.
With this special, WWE reaffirms once again the importance of The Undertaker for the federation during all these years and shows the an indelible mark that he left on those who were lucky enough to interact with him. We remind you that Meeting Mark Calaway will be available on WWE Network starting Sunday, November 1.