Never Before Seen Backstage Images of The Undertaker Before his Final Farewell at WWE Survivor Series

Published 11/25/2020, 11:08 PM EST


The Undertaker remains one of the best Superstars of all time. He is loved all across the world, and his legacy has inspired and will inspire millions of wrestlers. WWE released a gallery of pictures of the Undertaker engaging with several of these wrestlers backstage at Survivor Series.

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Undertaker poses with legendary rivals

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The ‘Deadman’ was photographed alongside some of his most iconic rivals in WWE. First up, is Taker’s most infamous rival. Shawn Michaels and the Undertaker had two absolute classics at WrestleMania 25 and 26. The pair tore the roof off the arena at both WrestleManias, and Taker even retired HBK at WrestleMania 26.

Undertaker and Ric Flair have a mentor-student kind of relationship. Flair faced Taker at WrestleMania 18, where the ‘Deadman’ beat a bloody Nature Boy to go 10-0 at WrestleMania. Ric Flair got back his confidence to wrestle, courtesy of the Undertaker.

Triple H tried to finish what his best friend could not. The ‘Game’ faced the ‘Deadman’ at WrestleMania 17, 27 and 28, and lost all three matches.

Their ‘End of an Era’ Hell in a Cell match remains one of the most emotionally driven matches in WWE history. Who can forget Taker kicking out of the Sweet Chin Music- Pedigree combination?

Finally, Taker and Mick Foley were photographed backstage. He and the Hardcore Legend clashed in the most iconic Hell in a Cell matches. Taker threw Foley off the Cell and then Chokeslammed him through the roof of the Cell. Their matches will go down in history as some of the most violent in history.

The Deadman poses with younger talent

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Undertaker also posed for pictures with some of WWE’s younger talent. First up, was the WWE Champion Drew McIntyre. Taker and Drew first faced each other in 2009, but their most infamous clash came at Extreme Rules 2019. He even posed with the Raw Tag Team Champions, the New Day.

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Taker posed with Sasha Banks and Montez Ford. The SmackDown superstars emerged victorious at Survivor Series and also paid tribute to the Phenom in the run up to Taker’s retirement.

Banks posed in a Deadman themed photoshoot and the Street Profits cut a promo prior to their match against the New Day, highlighting the influence of the Undertaker on WWE.

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Nathan Fulgado

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Nathan Fulgado is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Having published close to 1000 professional wrestling articles, Nathan is currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier's College. He has previously worked at Free Press Journal as a local journalist.

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