• The Undertaker Explains Why His Gimmick Wouldn’t Work In Today’s Era
The Undertaker is the greatest gimmick in the history of professional wrestling.
However, if The Deadman debuted today, would he have the same success?
During an interview with BT Sport, Mark Calaway was asked this question and he said there’s a very high possibility that his character wouldn’t have the same impact if he debuted in the current era.
Below is what the WWE Hall Of Famer said:
“It would be very difficult just because everyone has a phone that has a camera. I was able to live this character because I didn’t have to worry about that.
I didn’t have to worry about sitting in the airport in shorts and a Hawaiian shirt and somebody being like, ‘Oh, look, The Undertaker.’ I didn’t have to worry about that.
Everybody sees somebody and immediately they want to film them and see what’s going to happen.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (March 17, 1991) – WWF Prime Time Wrestling – Superstars & Stripes Forever
On this day in 1986, the World Wrestling Federation aired a special ‘Road To WrestleMania VII’ episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Prime Time Wrestling’ on the USA Network, titled ‘WWF Superstars & Stripes Forever’.
It was taped at the Pensacola Civic Center in Pensacola, Florida on March 11, 1991 and featured matches & promos on the road to the ‘WWF WrestleMania VII’ PPV.
The card can be found right here:
Intercontinental Champion Mr. Perfect vs. Shawn Michaels
Highlights Of The Feud Between The Ultimate Warrior And Macho King Randy Savage
Contract Signing Between The Ultimate Warrior And Macho King Randy Savage
The British Bulldog vs. Jim Corbett
Highlights Of The Feud Between Jake Roberts And Rick Martel
Promo By Jake Roberts
Rick Martel vs. Koko B. Ware (Blindfold Match)
Roddy Piper Interviews Ted DiBiase
Greg Valentine vs. Scott Allen
Promo By WWF Champion Sgt. Slaughter And General Adnan
Promo By Hulk Hogan
Hulk Hogan vs. General Adnan
Interview w/ WWF Champion Sgt. Slaughter And General Adnan
WWF Tag Team Battle Royal From Superstars 2-3 Weeks Ago
Promo By The Nasty Boys And Jimmy Hart
Bret Hart vs. Brian Knobbs
Interview w/ Hulk Hogan
The Undertaker vs. Tugboat
Highlights Of Both Sgt. Slaughter And Hulk Hogan Hyping Their Match For WrestleMania 7
3/17/91: The lesser-known blindfold match between Rick Martel and Koko B. Ware.
The Model takes off his hood and attacks Koko, much to the constant delight and laughter of Bobby Heenan. pic.twitter.com/B4H69LgfKD
— OVP – Retro Wrestling Podcast (@ovppodcast) September 22, 2019