WATCH: When The Undertaker Eliminated WWE Legend Bret Hart After a Stunning Royal Rumble Match Debut

Published 01/27/2021, 8:00 AM EST
TOPSHOT – World Wrestling Entertainment star The Undertaker makes his way to the ring during a match at the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Super Showdown event in the Saudi Red Sea port city of Jeddah late on January 7, 2019. (Photo by Amer HILABI / AFP) (Photo credit should read AMER HILABI/AFP via Getty Images)


In his three-decades-long career, The Undertaker achieved almost every major accolade there is to achieve in WWE. As we move closer to the Royal Rumble 2021, let’s look back at one of the greatest wrestlers WWE Royal Rumble debut.

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As we all know, Taker debuted on WWE in 1990, after a lackluster WCW career as Mean Mark. After his Survivor Series debut, “The Deadman” gained more popularity, his Royal Rumble debut became imperative.

At the 1991 Royal Rumble, The Undertaker, accompanied by then-manager Bruce Prichard, entered the Rumble at number twelve. He lasted almost 15 minutes in the Battle Royale and eliminated Bret Hart, Bushwhacker Butch, and The Texas Tornado.

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However, both members of Legion of Doom, Hawk, and Animal combined forces and eliminated Undertaker. He was the ninth man to be eliminated.

He had his first and only Royal Rumble win at the 2007 event. Undertaker entered as the last entrant and eliminated long-time foe, Shawn Michaels, after 13 minutes.

Later on, he challenged World Heavyweight Champion Batista at WrestleMania 23. Undertaker defeated the champion and became the first man to win both the World Heavyweight Championship and the WWE Championship at WrestleMania.

The Undertaker talks about his changed WWE contract

In his latest interview with Joe Rogan, “The Phenom” spoke about a plethora of subjects, including how WWE changed over the years. He also revealed his post-retirement stance with WWE.

Now I’m not a talent, I’m a legend, I’d only work 2-3 times a year, but I was still under a regular contract. Under a regular contract, you have to have 4 mandatory pi** tests and two blood tests every year.

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Undertaker also talked about how strict WWE is about their wellness policy, “They’re totally random, they just show up, you never know when they’re going to show up. I was home, that’s why I didn’t get tested until the very end.”

I know what the protocol is and if anybody would’ve got out of it, it would’ve been me and I didn’t get out of it,” Undertaker said. He also revealed he is enjoying his time with his family.

How well do you remember The Undertaker’s Royal Rumble debut?

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Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.

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