MVP Takes a Shot at The Undertaker Following Criticism Over Zombie Lumberjacks at WrestleMania Backlash

Published 05/19/2021, 9:39 AM EDT


Ever since WWE introduced zombie lumberjacks in The Miz vs. Damien Priest match, that is what has been on everyone’s mind.

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Pro-wrestlers such as Booker T and Chris Jericho have reacted to this. Now, WWE Superstar MVP has taken a shot at The Undertaker, using the zombie angle as a reference.

The idea behind MVP’s tweet was to point out the hypocrisy of the fans. While the zombies appearing was ridiculous, The Undertaker is one of the favorite Superstars of all times.

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In fact, he wants everyone to understand that The Undertaker, while he didn’t eat men, was in fact, ‘The Deadman’. He was buried alive but made his way back to the ring nonetheless, and that was something that fans accepted. However, they seemingly drew the line at zombies? MVP found this ridiculous.

To be fair, fans could compare The Undertaker to one considering while being dead, he was working the ring. Not only that, he was portrayed as a character who was under his genre, maybe not completely a zombie, but somewhere in the vicinity.

This character became a fan favorite. It was so popular that when Taker retired after 30 years in the business, nobody wanted him to leave! Such was the power of the character.

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The Undertaker may return to WWE

Speaking of ‘The Phenom’, he hasn’t appeared at the WWE ring since his official retirement at Survival Series 2020. WWE specifically chose this PPV because 30 years ago, Taker debuted at Survivor Series.

The event was bittersweet, but WWE ensured that they recreated some of the key factors of The Undertaker’s career such as Paul Bearer (using a hologram), and the WWE Legends who worked with him during his peak.

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Many expected Taker to have one last match at Survivor Series 2020, but WWE kept it short yet impactful. Beginning from the moment he stepped on the ramp to the moment he exited, the entire segment had fans at the edge of their seats.

It remains unknown whether Taker will return to WWE in another capacity in the future. Even though a while back Triple H had revealed the company was in talks with Taker about joining WWE NXT as a coach.

 

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The Undertaker didn’t want to join immediately after retiring because he wanted to spend time with his family. Hopefully, the WWE Universe will witness Taker as a coach sometime in the future.

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Shuvangi Sen Chaudhury

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Shuvangi is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. She has over 1000 published WWE articles and also has experience in content operations with Forbes. Having completed her undergraduation from Royal Holloway, University of London, Shuvangi is closely aligned to the fitness industry, having amateur skills levels in tennis and basketball while rowing at a regatta level.

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