WATCH: When WWE Legend the Undertaker Crucified Cold Steve Austin in a Chilling Segment

Published 02/07/2021, 1:47 PM EST


Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Undertaker made headlines after Taker crucified the former a week prior to their Buried Alive match at Rock Bottom 1998.

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It so happened that Mankind and Stone Cold Steve Austin teamed up to fight The Rock and The Undertaker.

Even before the bell rang, Mankind attacked Taker. However, The Rock intervened and stopped Foley’s brutal alter ego. Stone Cold arrived on time to save Mankind, but it ended with a brawl on the ramp.

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All four of them battled for a while, but it came down to Stone Cold and Taker. Austin would have secured the victory, but two of Taker’s disciples arrived and attacked Mankind and Austin. This led to a DQ victory for Austin’s team.

Following this, Bossman (Undertaker’s disciple) handcuffed Mankind to the top rope while ‘The Phenom’ dragged Austin across the ramp and pinned him to a cross. The cross looked similar to ‘The Deadman’s’ symbol.

In fact, the announcers made it a point to refer to it as The Undertaker’s symbol to avoid any controversies. However, even to this date, the crucifixion of Austin is considered as one of the most controversial moves by WWE.

The Undertaker tried to embalm Stone Cold

Another moment from their rivalry which took the audience by shock was when Taker and Heyman tried to embalm Austin. A segment showed Paul Heyman and The Undertaker carrying an unconscious Austin to a remote house where they tried to embalm him.

Taker had almost succeeded, but Kane interrupted the situation and saved Austin. This led to the audience cheering for Kane while he attacked Taker and saved Austin.

Even though this wasn’t a controversial moment, this made an impact and showed what The Undertaker could do to continue being on top.

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What is The Deadman doing now?

The Undertaker retired from WWE at Survivor Series 2020. Several legends attended the event, and WWE ensured to add Paul Bearer’s hologram to the segment.

It doesn’t seem like Taker will return to the WWE ring for another match. However, Triple H had given an insight to what The Undertaker’s future looks like in WWE.

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It is possible that he will come back in the near future to work with the young talents at WWE NXT or Performance Center.

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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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