The Undertaker: The Return of the Deadman at WrestleMania XX

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We have reached the end of 2003 in our complete Undertaker career retrospective. The Undertaker took on WWE chairman Vince McMahon at the 2003 Survivor Series and thanks to Kane, Big Evil was put to rest and The Undertaker was written off television. At the 2004 Royal Rumble though, we learned that The Undertaker was alive and well.
Although Mark Calaway didn't want to end the "American Badass" run of The Undertaker, the WWE higher-ups managed to talk Mark into coming back to the WWE as "The Deadman". Undertaker's previous gimmick that brought him to the dance, "The Phenom", was going to make his return at WrestleMania XX. 'Taker sent messages loud and clear to his little brother Kane in the run-up to Mania in 2004, and the career of The Undertaker was set to "All Begin... Again" in Madison Square Garden. This video looks at the Return of the Undertaker in 2004 and his match at WrestleMania XX with Kane.
Topics covered include:
00:00 - Kane puts "Big Evil" to rest
03:14 - Undertaker's hesitance to return as "The Deadman"
06:15 - The Undertaker toys with Kane in the run-up to WrestleMania
09:41 - Undertaker makes the ring levitate
12:28 - Undertaker vs Kane at WrestleMania XX
- Much More!
#WWE #Wrestling #Documenatry


    2 ditë më parë

    When taker 1st came out early 90s nothing like that was around..he reinvented himself and its what the all time great wrestlers do dusty ..flair..hogan..sting..Austin... as well as undertaker.. all these greats reinvented themselves and stay relevant for many many years after ...tip your hat to those who have the courage tooo...

  2. abnuridd24
    13 ditë më parë

    I thought the biker gimmick was so cool. Like when Stephanie accused Taker of running over Stone Cold and he gets in the ring and doubles down on what Jericho said calling her a tramp while swishing around a mouthful of dip. I loved that Taker could interact with other superstars and be a backstage presence But the thing I love most about the biker gimmick is it kept the deadman gimmick fresh because the Brothers of Destruction on Smackdown during the 2000s was the version I probably watched the most, like when they destroyed MVP and Mr. Kennedy, good times. If he never changed his gimmick the second half of his career might not have been that long. It's the best case scenario for me.

  3. Mitchell Mahurin
    Mitchell Mahurin
    15 ditë më parë

    If anybody should have ended the streak, it should have been Kane.

  4. Jay Karia
    Jay Karia
    16 ditë më parë

    Where it all begins............ again.

  5. IndyGamer317
    17 ditë më parë

    American Badass was the undertaker outside the ring which I liked

  6. L2J Nichol
    L2J Nichol
    19 ditë më parë

    Those Undertaker promo videos really gave me Ring vibes.

  7. lulu belle
    lulu belle
    24 ditë më parë

    My dad worked at a airport when a house show was going on we all got pics with taker and got pics in hia coffin was one of the times they had a coffin match going on at house shows... The guys played a prank on the tickets girls said oh no a coffin opened up but the guy is georges twin and did the jumo.scare thing to them this was mid 90s

  8. greyy goblinn
    greyy goblinn
    29 ditë më parë

    Yeah this match is cheating bc of how good both entrances were

  9. Jon Malbrough
    Jon Malbrough
    Muaj më parë

    Glenn Jacobs deserves so much credit for carrying this angle

  10. Al's Variety
    Al's Variety
    Muaj më parë

    Even though I'm one of those weirdos who enjoyed the Biker Taker gimmick, I also LOVED the return/run of The Undertaker.

  11. Chippwea gaming
    Chippwea gaming
    Muaj më parë

    Very good quality documentary

  12. hothotheat3000
    Muaj më parë

    His best entrance EVER. Madison Square Garden, a hot and respectful crowd, Paul Bear, the urn, the druids, and that gorgeous shot of him walking through the flaming torches. I absolutely love it.

  13. Mitch Jr
    Mitch Jr
    Muaj më parë

    The aura and legend Sting wish he had

  14. Jonathan Simmons
    Jonathan Simmons
    Muaj më parë

    He could've combined the 2 gimmicks together. Like a Ghostrider kinda theme entrance. The arena go dark riding a motorcycle through the smoke and flames to a dark ass heavy metal music.

  15. Tollah Tv ferkah
    Tollah Tv ferkah
    Muaj më parë

    "oh yeahhh" 😂😂😂paul bearer was great

  16. Hunter Makoy
    Hunter Makoy
    Muaj më parë

    The smackdown after mania when he came out with that bandana had me really scared it was gonna be some shitty mash up in the end.

  17. Hunter Makoy
    Hunter Makoy
    Muaj më parë

    I liked the biker gimmick too, but he couldn’t have gone 20 years with it.

  18. André Niemand
    André Niemand
    Muaj më parë

    I remember Wrestlemania20...that was freaking awesome.

  19. Patrick Peralta
    Patrick Peralta
    Muaj më parë

    when the Gong hit at Royal Rumble I cheered even though Undertaker didn't appear but it let fans know the Deadman was returning. I was a long time Undertaker fan since his debut and I didn't care for his Biker Gimmick I understood his reason behind it but I was not a fan of it.

  20. Pablito Moo
    Pablito Moo
    Muaj më parë

    7:57 Bo Goldberg?

  21. Gojiman 2002
    Gojiman 2002
    Muaj më parë

    Deadman or not The Undertaker will always be my favorite wrestler of all time... And my hero... Because when I watch wrestling. I look up to him and I always watch one of his favorite matches back in the late 90s to early and late 2000s

  22. RolandRED
    Muaj më parë

    Quit calling him "The Devil's Favorite Demon" when the nickname is longer than the actual name, the nickname sucks.

    1. Andre Lewis
      Andre Lewis
      Muaj më parë

      And also in hell there is no favorite demons are pure evil and Satan doesnt care about them

    2. Andre Lewis
      Andre Lewis
      Muaj më parë

      Kane wasnt even called that during that time period he didnt start began using that name til 2010

  23. side ephect
    side ephect
    Muaj më parë

    I didn’t expect anything...I was a kid and thought taker was seriously dead and didn’t know what happening lol

  24. OVA Let's Play
    OVA Let's Play
    Muaj më parë

    i am one of the few people that liked the American Badass gimmick much better than the deadman one. With all due respect to the Undertaker the deadmans entrance was slow and boring. to his credit Mark Calaway was able to do a lot without talking much as the deadman and made it legendary. it limited him a lot in his promos though and as the ABA he was much more free. the supernatural element was interesting but not as relatable or scary as his biker persona.

  25. Joe Curran
    Joe Curran
    Muaj më parë

    I remember this, because I saw it live.

  26. Kevin
    2 muaj më parë

    Kian. Kian. Kiiiiiiian.

  27. Adam James
    Adam James
    2 muaj më parë

    how are you able to post these videos without WWEf losing their sh*t??

  28. Krendall2
    2 muaj më parë

    "The Phenom was back in World Wrestling Entertainment." Technically, the Phenom was never in the WWE.

  29. JaredMithrandir
    2 muaj më parë

    I never noticed that Kane made a comment the Streak, this is during the period where it's being mentioned but still isn't the main selling point of Taker's Wrestlemania matches.

  30. Æß 21
    Æß 21
    2 muaj më parë


  31. Æß 21
    Æß 21
    2 muaj më parë


  32. Md.Rasheduz Zaman
    Md.Rasheduz Zaman
    2 muaj më parë

    2004 Deadman persona was awesome.

  33. Benjamin Phiri
    Benjamin Phiri
    2 muaj më parë

    thanks for giving Kane his due credit for his work on the angle

  34. Kyle Hunter
    Kyle Hunter
    2 muaj më parë

    You should do a video about the unmasking of Kane

  35. Naim Rouf
    Naim Rouf
    2 muaj më parë

    What happens when wrestlers buried how do they get out sn breath 😂😂

  36. seekr34
    2 muaj më parë

    Not wanting to bring the Taker gimmick back. I get it, he was limited in what he did.

  37. Derrick Ringgold
    Derrick Ringgold
    3 muaj më parë

    Just curious, will u ever do a bio on the tragedy of Chris beniot? I still think he's innocnet

  38. tyler55563
    3 muaj më parë

    Creepy Kane + Creepy Undertaker Mind games promo videos = A Halloween horror story

  39. dogeat catt
    dogeat catt
    3 muaj më parë

    i honestly thought the Deadman gimmick was a one-off when he returned in 2004

  40. Joseph Richard
    Joseph Richard
    3 muaj më parë

    So when Undertaker came out with the bandana on the first smackdown after WM20, things were still undecided?

  41. Brian Naing
    Brian Naing
    3 muaj më parë

    Love this Undertaker vs the older gimics , this was more mysterious and more iconic

  42. Dipak Jambhale
    Dipak Jambhale
    3 muaj më parë


  43. CHman712
    3 muaj më parë

    I loved the biker gimmick myself.

  44. Rooster Redd Suave
    Rooster Redd Suave
    3 muaj më parë

    This version was better than the old school religious like undertaker

    3 muaj më parë

    Can't wait for the next undertaker video

  46. steven imeson
    steven imeson
    4 muaj më parë

    This video sucked me in! Great work my man!

  47. Jarvis Washington
    Jarvis Washington
    4 muaj më parë

    The real 🐐 of pro wrestling

  48. Legend Man
    Legend Man
    4 muaj më parë

    Paul Bearer's 'OHHHHH YEAAAAA' at WM20 in the Garden still gives me goosebumps

  49. DEE WOLF.
    4 muaj më parë

    Too me this was one of the best storylines between Taker and Kane they did they thing now what happened in 2010 lol 😇

  50. Gabe Williams
    Gabe Williams
    4 muaj më parë

    Shout out to you man! This is really good stuff.

  51. Ty WestSide
    Ty WestSide
    4 muaj më parë

    I remember HATING when they took his motorcycle, I'm a 90s baby so i grew up with the biker gimmick

  52. KDXtreme ™
    KDXtreme ™
    4 muaj më parë

    5:22 where did this take place?

  53. Ahsan Khan
    Ahsan Khan
    4 muaj më parë

    My fav build up and match of all time!

  54. Ariff Nordin
    Ariff Nordin
    4 muaj më parë

    Undertaker will be back for next year wrestlemania 🙏🙏

  55. nocturnalmayhem
    4 muaj më parë

    lmao it took so many years for paul bearers name to click with me i thought it was just a normal name

  56. Co
    4 muaj më parë

    Growing up, watching this real time... everything was perfect to me

  57. Aaron Reinhart
    Aaron Reinhart
    4 muaj më parë

    Instead of kane this dude calls him keyun and instead of saying again he says ageeun js

  58. Lords Of Eclipse
    Lords Of Eclipse
    4 muaj më parë

    American badass Undertaker is always the best from, 00/03. Taker was himself and he was funny asf. Remember David Flair? He even had good feuds with Brock. I mean come on. Deadman gimmick was boring and stale plus you can’t really connect with someone that suppose to be supernatural hell even taker got sick of it.

  59. Mohammad Umer
    Mohammad Umer
    4 muaj më parë

    I think its my favorite story of wwe

  60. drinking bleach rn
    drinking bleach rn
    4 muaj më parë

    he always says dead man taker woudn't have made it in the attitude era, i just don't buy that. it would have just been a less gimmicky dead man

  61. Dominic Richardson
    Dominic Richardson
    4 muaj më parë

    Anybody else notice how good of an actor kane was without a mask..

  62. Dominic Richardson
    Dominic Richardson
    4 muaj më parë

    When that bell 🔔 want office. at the 2004 Royal Rumble.I could feel my heart soul & stomach all at the same time drop down to my Balls..

  63. Jason Ray
    Jason Ray
    4 muaj më parë

    And then years later, he got his ass kicked by Brock lesner 🤣🤣

  64. Lucky Eddy
    Lucky Eddy
    4 muaj më parë

    I loved the Biker Taker. But at the same time the Deadman gimmick is just what Taker is all about.

  65. Mareko Solomona
    Mareko Solomona
    4 muaj më parë

    Kane should have his last match wearing his old mask and gears and when he does his promos he should talk with that mic thing to his neck sounding like a bloody robot haha imagine that....just saying lol

  66. 123myballsitch
    4 muaj më parë

    WWE of today would of had Kane V Undertaker like 6 times before WM then have the match again on the Raw after Mania then again on the following PPV

  67. Anthony gange
    Anthony gange
    4 muaj më parë

    I was there that night at the garden god I miss those days wwe isn’t even remotely as good anymore

  68. Mark George
    Mark George
    4 muaj më parë

    going along with the theme of where it all begins again Phil Collins Easy Lover was the theme for Wrestlemania 1 at MSG and Paul Bearer at least referenced Phil Collins with no son of mine at WrestleMania 20 at MSG

  69. xThe_noJx
    4 muaj më parë

    I liked the American Badass Biker Taker _only_ because it provided the potential for an Epic return to form with the Deadman.

  70. Crazy Cal
    Crazy Cal
    4 muaj më parë

    A proper build up...

  71. Last Son
    Last Son
    4 muaj më parë

    I got Goosebumps just watching this 💪🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

  72. Saif Hussain
    Saif Hussain
    4 muaj më parë

    Ministry undertaker is my favourite undertaker of all time

  73. Marlon Anthony
    Marlon Anthony
    4 muaj më parë

    As a kid who adored WMXIX, I couldn't wait for WMXX and it was largley because of the way they built to this return. It's simple yet effective and the best part of building anticipation is that they never showed you what Taker would look like until he walked down the ramp at Mania, which encourages you to buy the show and tune in! Now a days they'd probably have him show up on a random Raw 2 weeks before the show tomb stoning Kane killing any mystique or desire to see him for the first time at Mania laying hands on his rival.

  74. Marley Shepherd
    Marley Shepherd
    4 muaj më parë

    You should should do a video on the 2003 kane unmaking

  75. Joseph LasCola
    Joseph LasCola
    4 muaj më parë

    The build up to the wrestlemania 20 match was a thing of genius

  76. Super Natural
    Super Natural
    4 muaj më parë

    This was the true and the most impactful second coming of the undertaker amongst all his returns

  77. TremorChrist Lester
    TremorChrist Lester
    4 muaj më parë

    I remember being 14 and pissed that Kane helped McMahon bury the Undertaker alive. Once the mind games started at the Royal Rumble I was excited because I wanted to see a return of the dark side. Wrestlemania XX will go down as his best return. If was all around a great wrestlemania especially with Eddie and Chris at the end celebrating in the ring

  78. Curtis Sims
    Curtis Sims
    4 muaj më parë

    Great video as always

  79. Mr. Davidian
    Mr. Davidian
    4 muaj më parë

    Anyone know where you can find that intro track? Sounds badass.

  80. Assemble!
    4 muaj më parë

    always such great insight and well put together. im addicted to the backlog of the channel :)

  81. Charlie Bowen
    Charlie Bowen
    4 muaj më parë

    I think it’s a bit of feeling demoted... taker as the deadman was wwf creation from the beginning.. through his own charisma he established the badass an I think he felt as though it was going down a few pegs

  82. jason dirt
    jason dirt
    4 muaj më parë

    My favriot undertaker will always be crazy cult leader. In unholy undertaker

  83. Saswata Maitra
    Saswata Maitra
    4 muaj më parë


  84. Saswata Maitra
    Saswata Maitra
    4 muaj më parë


  85. Saswata Maitra
    Saswata Maitra
    4 muaj më parë


  86. Saswata Maitra
    Saswata Maitra
    4 muaj më parë


  87. Saswata Maitra
    Saswata Maitra
    4 muaj më parë


  88. Saswata Maitra
    Saswata Maitra
    4 muaj më parë


  89. Saswata Maitra
    Saswata Maitra
    4 muaj më parë


  90. Saswata Maitra
    Saswata Maitra
    4 muaj më parë


  91. Saswata Maitra
    Saswata Maitra
    4 muaj më parë


  92. Saswata Maitra
    Saswata Maitra
    4 muaj më parë


  93. Thomas Johnson
    Thomas Johnson
    4 muaj më parë

    Yeah didn't like this mma glove wearing eye shadow wearing Deadman

  94. 1986Glory
    4 muaj më parë

    I have to admit the taker and kane build up was great,and even.when.taker was our for a few months the effects was great especially when the lightning hit that right in the Goldberg vs kane match,The dont have storylines like these anymore

  95. GC
    4 muaj më parë

    What I always thought was cool was how the Wrestlemania 20 logo looks like The Undertaker logo cause of its shape

  96. Boar ᛟᚦᛏ
    Boar ᛟᚦᛏ
    4 muaj më parë

    Ministry Taker was the best version for me.

  97. Michael Burke
    Michael Burke
    4 muaj më parë

    2000 was the perfect time for him to ditch the Deadman gimmick; he would've been so out of place during 2000-2003 when the product was more grounded. His return at Wrestlemania XX was epic, especially the buildup and that entrance. I thought 2004 in general was an underrated year for Undertaker, he was one of the main reasons to even watch Smackdown during that mediocre year.

  98. Vivek Thekote
    Vivek Thekote
    4 muaj më parë

    God Bless You and Your Family, Please take care because of Corona Virus outbreak

  99. Thomas Muller
    Thomas Muller
    4 muaj më parë

    I love The Undertaker A LOT with The Deadman gimmick than with the Biker gimmick. Don't get me wrong, I loved that biker gimmick of his as it showed more of his real life persona & it'll forever be one of my favorite gimmicks. But when he's playing The Deadman role, he creates magic & the only other way I'm able to describe it is that when your in the ring with The Phenom, you're not wrestling a normal man, you're wrestling The God of Death & you're fighting for not only your career but you're also fighting for your life.

  100. Abhijit Kundu
    Abhijit Kundu
    4 muaj më parë

    You can scare the human but can you scare the deadman think think....yes I am the observer who is observing since childhood he is the reaper of the soul who stabbed him.