The Undertaker Reveals Most Emphatic Tombstone Of His Career

The Undertaker

Having delivered countless tombstone piledrivers to bring matches to a close, The Undertaker has revealed which he was most impressed by, as well as the one he felt was the most emphatic.

Very few managed to get their shoulders off the canvas once ‘The Dead Man’ had hit the devastating move, with the chokeslam and tombstone combination proving too much for many top stars throughout his three-decade career.

The likes of Shawn Michaels, Triple, Kane and The Rock all succumbed to The Undertaker’s finisher over the years, although he has now been able to single out a couple of occasions he hit the move which are special to him.

Speaking to Ryan Satin on the Out of Character podcast, ‘The Phenom’ picked the time he hit the move on Mark Henry as the most memorable occasion, purely down to the size of Henry and the logistics it then involved.

Mark Henry. Just his sheer size. I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to do it or not. My number one goal, always, is to protect my opponent. I think the world of Mark and I knew at that time I was strong and healthy, but he was a big dude, a really big dude when I Tombstoned him. I was so proud of myself that I had him, I Tombstoned him, I didn’t hurt him and we had a fairly decent match a long with it.

He also chose ‘The Heartbreak Kid’ Shawn Michaels for taking the move the most emphatically of anyone.

I’m gonna go with Shawn Michaels. He probably received one of the most emphatic tombstones of all time. I don’t know if it was [WrestleMania] 25 or 26, he kicked out of one, and I caught him again in another one. We went airborne and instead me dropping to my knee, he went airborne. Shawn was so good. One of the all time greats in the ring. He’s one of those guys who could have had a five star match with a broomstick. He’s so good. He’s always money. He’s my favourite guy to tombstone. Maybe it’s because he’s obviously involved in some of my favourite matches.

The Undertaker also discussed the origins of the name of the move, saying that there were plenty of people involved in the concept.

It was kind of a collaboration. It’s been so long, honestly, I can’t tell you. I don’t think I’m going to take credit for it. There was a group of us; Bruce Prichard, Pat Patterson, myself, Michael Hayes was probably there. We were trying to figure out what we were going to name this thing and someone visualized putting a tombstone on a grave, how heavy it would be, what it would look like, and from that the name came up.

After bringing the curtain down on his career at Survivor Series 2020, The Undertaker will now be inducted in to the WWE Hall Of Fame as part of the Class Of 2022, with his induction speech being done by WWE Chairman Vince McMahon.

With thanks to Fightful for the transcription.