The Career of The Undertaker: American Badass 2000 - 2002

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The Career of The Undertaker Wrestling Bios series continues as we look at mid 2000 to mid 2002. The Undertaker had just reinvented himself as the "American Badass", a complete departure from the phenom's usual dark character. The American Badass Undertaker would ride motorcycles to ring, he would wear bandanas and jeans, and he would promise to make his opponents famous by destroying them in the ring.
In the year 2000, after the Undertaker made his triumphant return to the WWF, the phenom found himself teaming up with his storyline brother Kane once again. By the time Summerslam arrived, The Undertaker and Kane were on opposing sides, facing eachother in yet another match featuring the Brothers of Destruction going head to head. The rivalry didn't last long however, as the brothers found a new enemy in The Two Man Power Trip, Stone Cold Steve Austin and Triple H.
When the Power Trip vs Brothers of Destruction feud ended, The Undertaker would have his hands full when WCW's Diamond Dallas Page made his WWF debut, and from here, Undertaker would defend the WWF when the Alliance invaded the World Wrestling Federation. After the Invasion, the Undertaker turned heel and, once again, Mark Calaway evolved his Undertaker character.
Topics and matches covered in this video include:
00:00 - Undertaker vs Kurt Angle at Fully Loaded 2000
03:51 - The Undertaker at Summerslam, Survivor Series and Armageddon
06:24 - The Brothers of Destruction vs The Two Man Power Trip
10:14 - The Undertaker during the WCW / ECW Invasion
12:25 - The Undertaker turns heel at the end of 2001
14:13 - Undertaker competes at Royal Rumble, No Way Out and WrestleMania X8
- Much More
Video links mentioned in this video:
The Two Man Power Trip:
Invasion Part 1:
Invasion Part 2:

#WWE #Undertaker #Wrestling


  1. McSorleyFan33
    2 ditë më parë

    I try and block out this era of the taker from my memory in the same way wwe try’s to forget about Benoit Just terrible era for undertaker.

  2. hothotheat3000
    29 ditë më parë

    WTF is up with those pants at Survivor Series?

  3. HighItsBubba
    Muaj më parë

    JR getting beat up by taker and made kiss vince’s ass with a Rolex on his wrist

  4. Sam Cordes
    Sam Cordes
    Muaj më parë

    And including limp bizkit rollin song also suits the undertaker because he rides a motorcycle

  5. cacomeat
    Muaj më parë

    It really sucks that WWE have a hard on for burying WCW talent, unless it's someone who's past their prime like Goldberg

  6. adw4891
    Muaj më parë

    What a 🏍 down memory lane

  7. Tollah Tv ferkah
    Tollah Tv ferkah
    Muaj më parë

    Taker has a thing for blondes.

  8. Tony Fielding
    Tony Fielding
    Muaj më parë

    You gotta give Shane McMahon props for some of the stuff he did. Watching him jump from the top of the ramp to the scaffold is superb stuff from the boss' son.

  9. Caito Rosario
    Caito Rosario
    3 muaj më parë


  10. iamomnipotentxd
    3 muaj më parë

    can't believe taker was not given the title during this run

  11. Kyle
    3 muaj më parë

    You should do a career retrospective of Ric Flair.

  12. Robert Cotnareanu
    Robert Cotnareanu
    3 muaj më parë

    He would have been a good terminator

  13. Allannon500
    4 muaj më parë

    The WWF/WWE had many opportunities to have great rivalries and matches between the WCW and WWF/WWE stars but they failed to properly use many of the WCW stars except certain ones and it was such a missed opportunity Also these are great videos and I enjoy watching them

  14. David Gilroy
    David Gilroy
    4 muaj më parë

    That RVD hardcore match was pretty good from what I remember

  15. Eugene Henderson
    Eugene Henderson
    4 muaj më parë

    Undertaker's heel turn in 01 was one of the worst heel turns in my opinion.

  16. undertakernumberone1
    4 muaj më parë

    My favourite Biker Taker themes in order: -American Badass -You're gonna pay -You're gonna pay intro with instrumental -Rollin

  17. Torey Watson
    Torey Watson
    4 muaj më parë

    I Say The 2002 Undertaker Was My Favorite He Was More Dangerous & Mad Skanless

  18. theruddze
    4 muaj më parë

    Loving the DMX sample in the intro 👍😊

    4 muaj më parë

    He originally wanted to be Ghost Rider but they couldn't get that approval Marvel Comics

  20. Art Minus Me
    Art Minus Me
    5 muaj më parë

    Personally.... I think the stalker gimmick would of worked if it was Raven instead of DDP

  21. Garrett Herman
    Garrett Herman
    5 muaj më parë

    You glossed over Undertaker's brief tag team championship with The Rock in the fall of 2000.

  22. Jehan Ariyaratnam
    Jehan Ariyaratnam
    5 muaj më parë

    The 2nd Undertaker actor was much better than the guy.with black hair.

  23. Attie Pollard
    Attie Pollard
    5 muaj më parë

    WB. I think you're missing a couple of months in 2000 when the undertaker came back in May at judgement day. It looks like that you just jump right to June at King of the Ring.

  24. Oronda Jackson
    Oronda Jackson
    5 muaj më parë

    Money power respect

  25. Cakes
    5 muaj më parë

    Those snake skin pants at SS 2000 tho...

  26. John Meehan
    John Meehan
    6 muaj më parë

    Me and my wife just got to the debut of the american badass. And it will always be my favorite version of Taker even if the booking and angles weren't ideal. Him playing his real life persona was a breath of fresh air. His promos and just in general how he talked to other superstars was awesome. Taker has always been the top guy for me and this version of him/big evil was awesome.

  27. Joseph Chaparro
    Joseph Chaparro
    6 muaj më parë

    DDP got a raw deal really the only good thing about DDP coming to work for the WWF was that we got to play as him in the WWF/WWE video games the Smackdown - Raw Vs. Smackdown series which I feel were the best Pro Wrestling video games to date and that's no disrespect to the N64 Guy's because I played and loved and still love all four of the AKI games released on the US N64 I still play them today but the Smackdown - Raw Vs. Smackdown series took it to the next level a level that still hasn't been surpassed.

  28. Joseph Chaparro
    Joseph Chaparro
    6 muaj më parë

    Man you are doing a great job with these Undertaker career timeline videos keep them coming aside from the Original DeadMan black and grey/purple Big Evil was my second favorite version of Undertaker overall but definitely the best version of Biker Taker.

  29. Archer 88
    Archer 88
    6 muaj më parë

    Was never a fan of this gimmick but it was needed to refresh the whole character and excuse the pun give it more life

  30. a kid named jeffery
    a kid named jeffery
    6 muaj më parë

    Isn’t it 2000-2003?

  31. wpjohnston0213
    6 muaj më parë

    The heel Big Evil Taker in 2001-2002 was the best Undertaker in the Biker era. A close second is the 2003 Taker when he returned after missing the remaining of 2002.

  32. wpjohnston0213
    6 muaj më parë

    Sadly, it is mostly glossed over on here, but in the month or so from late April 01 until Taker's wife being stalked in May 01 was incredible to watch unfold. In that time, he sent Stone Cold through a window and attacked in an ambulance, after which he punched Mr. Mcmahon square in the face. Then the following Smackdown Taker took over Stone Cold's locker room before their match at Judgment Day. I enjoyed this portion of the face Undertaker, as he was allowed to simply be a rebel and though he didn't win the gold, he still kicked some major ass.

  33. CLM1987
    6 muaj më parë

    That Undertaker heel turn in late 2001 kinda didn't work because he still got cheered but it was great to see the Big Evil version of taker

  34. BlacK Bull
    BlacK Bull
    6 muaj më parë

    Best version of Taker to me... honestly. I hated Ministry of Darkness Taker...

  35. Brandon Perkins
    Brandon Perkins
    6 muaj më parë

    The gimmick was Undertaker bring himself and to tell you the truth, the American Badass was more like a modern-day Ghost Rider. Undertaker totally was and still a genius.

  36. Jason Sensation
    Jason Sensation
    6 muaj më parë

    Rear taker attire no way out 2001 . How long did that attire last ?

  37. khizir ahmed
    khizir ahmed
    6 muaj më parë

    Your videos are good

  38. Horror Stew
    Horror Stew
    6 muaj më parë

    How's about a Kevin Sullivan or Terry funk or Jim Cornette bio next ?

    1. black john
      black john
      5 muaj më parë


  39. Exquisite Lemonade
    Exquisite Lemonade
    6 muaj më parë

    The whole Undertaker Kane feud around this time was set up because it was supposed to be The Big Show who was his opponent, the announcers even started putting up the group with Shane, Show, Angle, E&C and Benoit as "The Coalition" around this time, but they just had about enough with Show and sent his arse to OVW.

  40. Allie-RX
    6 muaj më parë


  41. Pizzahighfive
    6 muaj më parë

    Best, most aggressive Undertaker. He had the most personality here.

  42. Robert Bean
    Robert Bean
    6 muaj më parë

    I enjoyed this character. I wish it'd had more life. And I forget how jaaaacked Kane was back then

  43. Raphael Morrata
    Raphael Morrata
    6 muaj më parë

    The version of taker that was the closest to mark callaway

  44. Mr. Funny Hands-In-Your Pants
    Mr. Funny Hands-In-Your Pants
    6 muaj më parë

    I love this gimmick

  45. Hassam Ali
    Hassam Ali
    6 muaj më parë

    His big evil gimmick is my all time favorite. He was so vicious.

  46. Stephen M. Jester II
    Stephen M. Jester II
    6 muaj më parë

    Not gonna lie, some of these remixes are better than the actual songs.

  47. wpjohnston0213
    6 muaj më parë

    In the rushed Taker vs Kane Summerslam 2000 feud, the main reason Undertaker was thrown into a feud with Kane last second is because Big Show (who was scheduled to have the match vs Kane at SS) became out of shape and was quickly and quietly demoted to the WWE developmental center to shape up (thus why he didn't return until Royal Rumble 2001) and my guess is the WWE figured who better to rush in as a replacement than Undertaker.

  48. T Bone
    T Bone
    6 muaj më parë

    This was one of the best versions of Kane after betraying his brother

  49. Jonathan McCully
    Jonathan McCully
    6 muaj më parë

    I wish Undertaker kept his look from late 2001-mid 2002 more. He was an true evil biker with no respect to anyone.

  50. Only 25 Cents
    Only 25 Cents
    6 muaj më parë

    I thought he was going to stay this way for the rest of his career

  51. Th1rty3
    6 muaj më parë

    Big Evil was a better heel than Ministry

  52. DJ Dash TV
    DJ Dash TV
    6 muaj më parë

    Please do a kiss my ass club bios! My favorite part of the ruthless aggression era

  53. Thedjrush
    6 muaj më parë

    I liked "you will respect me" undertaker

  54. Patrick Doherty
    Patrick Doherty
    6 muaj më parë

    Big Evil was great. He really reinvigotaed his career.

  55. specterRaven
    6 muaj më parë

    So... when you gonna start releasing these mixes of yours? They very well done

  56. Sir Ayatollah
    Sir Ayatollah
    6 muaj më parë

    It’s ended too soon 👎🏼

  57. Khan the video game hunter
    Khan the video game hunter
    6 muaj më parë

    Flair vs taker stole the show

  58. rusty shackleford
    rusty shackleford
    6 muaj më parë

    Link to the rollin remix?

  59. gary Last
    gary Last
    6 muaj më parë

    Shocking that taker didn't get the run instead of rock, hhh or Austin. That's when I lost interest. This undertaker should've had a long run

  60. Zachary Frisbie
    Zachary Frisbie
    6 muaj më parë

    I liked the stalker story but it wasn't meant for DDP

  61. Stuttering Cris
    Stuttering Cris
    6 muaj më parë

    I was not happy with the Graveyard match with AJ Styles

    1. black john
      black john
      5 muaj më parë

      I loved it What didn't you like?

  62. Benjatron26354
    6 muaj më parë

    I’ll never understand why DDP would leave Kimberly to stalk Sara.

  63. Johnny Juice
    Johnny Juice
    6 muaj më parë

    that's a pretty sick take on his "Rollin'" theme in the intro.

  64. Pressure #4
    Pressure #4
    6 muaj më parë

    I wonder what it will be like if he kept this gimmick in 2004-2020

  65. dead account
    dead account
    6 muaj më parë

    lol Yeah that one made sense. Flair was world renowned for keeping everything fair and square.

  66. TheDirtySouth404
    6 muaj më parë

    Wrestling Bios should do a documentary about the history of the WWE as a company decade to decade (at least from the 70s to now)

  67. Noel Crenshaw
    Noel Crenshaw
    6 muaj më parë

    I started watching during the short hair biker taker period and that's still probably my favorite version to this day.

  68. Hank Arrington
    Hank Arrington
    6 muaj më parë

    Limp Biscuit was basically the house band @ that time.

  69. Nicolas Bowling Show
    Nicolas Bowling Show
    6 muaj më parë

    I’d love episodes on The WCW Powerplant, King Kong Bundy, Lita, Hacksaw Jim and Eddie Guerrero. Love this series!

  70. James F
    James F
    6 muaj më parë

    Worst gimmick ever!!

  71. Kenny Wright
    Kenny Wright
    6 muaj më parë

    Love the video. Had to replay 14:12 to 17:04 because of the FIYAH background music!!! I make beats too and am I fan!!!

  72. Zeke Landowner
    Zeke Landowner
    6 muaj më parë

    Your intro sounds like a teen show intro

  73. Movies and Wrestling
    Movies and Wrestling
    6 muaj më parë

    This was little bit before time I became WWE fan, I remember starting watching in May or June or July of 2002, I remember Rey Mysterios debut and John Cenas debut. Also Hulk Hogan came to ring with Jimi Hendrix Voodoo Child theme. I remember in 2002 and 2003 The Undertaker was in Smackdown!

  74. Jimmay 7Time
    Jimmay 7Time
    6 muaj më parë

    Are you gonna put the intro song on Spotify like the ministry one?

  75. Thegoddamn Darkknight
    Thegoddamn Darkknight
    6 muaj më parë

    Tazz the human stuttering machine

  76. EJS
    6 muaj më parë

    Long hair ABA Undertaker simply sucked, but short hair ABA Undertaker, oh boy, he was something else

  77. Bobby Farmer
    Bobby Farmer
    6 muaj më parë

    Big evil undertaker is the best heel character in the early 2000s until Brock Lesnar show up and dominate wwe

  78. Bruce King
    Bruce King
    6 muaj më parë

    Wat if the Undertaker would of joined the Alliance in '01!?

  79. John Mitchelson
    John Mitchelson
    6 muaj më parë

    Wrestling Bios: “Ken”

  80. Paul Rizzo
    Paul Rizzo
    6 muaj më parë

    American Badass Undertaker is the best Undertaker.

  81. Midnight Cowboy
    Midnight Cowboy
    6 muaj më parë

    I liked it better when he was with Paul Bearer

  82. Aaron Porter`
    Aaron Porter`
    6 muaj më parë

    The original undertaker character is obviously undefeated, but this taker is prolly my favorite. One of the best character transformation in my opinion

  83. Toby Bovingdon
    Toby Bovingdon
    6 muaj më parë

    You keep referring to Kane and Undertaker as brothers. They aren’t! Why do you present your bios in Kayfabe?

    1. black john
      black john
      5 muaj më parë

      Why shouldn't he?

  84. David Coe
    David Coe
    6 muaj më parë

    These videos slow covid 19

  85. The Notorious ROC
    The Notorious ROC
    6 muaj më parë

    I must've mentioned similar here before, but the sentiment remains, this Taker, & Hollywood Hogan were my favorite renditions of these legendary character's careers, (perfect contrasts to their earlier runs prior, & really freshened up their runs at the time(s)) & I feel this Taker, is somewhat underappreciated the ways I've heard it spoken about. (Can't forget Black & Red Kane while I'm at it. Didn't quite re-freshen their runs like the two legends named prior but nevertheless.. 🍻

  86. T-Bag
    6 muaj më parë

    The best gimmick in wrestling, EVER.

  87. bharath umesh
    bharath umesh
    6 muaj më parë

    Best gimmick of taker.. love the entrance..

  88. El
    6 muaj më parë

    Takers return as Deadman in 04 wouldn’t haven’t meant anything if 00-03 Taker era didn’t happen. Sometimes we need to miss something to appreciate it more

  89. JM1993951
    6 muaj më parë

    Son of a bitch. That’s a hell of a cliffhanger. I loved 2003 Undertaker.

  90. Whats shakin Bacon! Nothin Just Sizzlin! Bars!
    Whats shakin Bacon! Nothin Just Sizzlin! Bars!
    6 muaj më parë

    I always liked the Undertaker American Badass character but I hate that shitty Limp Bizkit intro music.

  91. TheSolidus909
    6 muaj më parë


  92. Sanford Lanham
    Sanford Lanham
    6 muaj më parë

    Undertaker 1987-2020 #GOAT 🐐👑💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯

  93. Sanford Lanham
    Sanford Lanham
    6 muaj më parë

    Do you have Instagram account for wrestling bios

  94. Grappler Jr
    Grappler Jr
    6 muaj më parë

    DDP was the man of WCW so wwe Buried him

  95. Mitch
    6 muaj më parë

    Biker Taker kicks Deadman Takers ass

  96. The Fishing Nomad
    The Fishing Nomad
    6 muaj më parë

    While this character/gimmick is great as a stand-alone, it doesn't fit at all with the other characters/gimmicks of The Undertaker.

  97. Robert James George
    Robert James George
    6 muaj më parë

    I know it was for only a day, but how do you skip Taker & The Rock winning the Tag Team Titles in December 2000?

    1. Criminal Minds Girl
      Criminal Minds Girl
      6 muaj më parë

      I forgot about that. I wish that their reign would've lasted longer.

  98. Robert James George
    Robert James George
    6 muaj më parë

    I guarantee that this was the happiest time of Taker's career. He got to speak normal, be a proud Texan. And wrestle and walk normally. Although he did have a lot of crotches in his face with The Last Ride.

  99. seekr34
    6 muaj më parë

    I agree about DDP. I was looking for a great series of matches between them but never happened. I have a feeling that it was Vince's idea. He squashed a lot of former wcw guys

  100. Control Z Channel
    Control Z Channel
    6 muaj më parë

    Always hated relationship related story angles. So cringy.