The Undertaker is the first person to be headed to the WWE Hall of Fame’s Class of 2022. The Deadman has had a legendary career that has seen him put on stellar performances for nearly 30 years. No matter the era, the place, or the show; whenever you heard that gong hit, you knew you were going to get a masterclass in entertainment. Mark Calloway has thrived in 5 different eras of sports entertainment, so deciding who gets to induct him into the Hall of Fame is tricky; but we’ll do our best not to mess it up.
5 Superstars who could induct The Undertakes to the HOF Class of 2022
5. Mick Foley
It goes without saying; The Undertaker v/s Mankind is one of the best WWE feuds of all-time. The two characters have defined each other’s legacies, in ways more brutal than perhaps they had intended. It was working with Mick Foley that allowed Calloway to move away from the more cartoonish, funeral parlour-inspired character to something edgier. And of course; who can forget THAT Hell in a Cell match? The Undertaker’s legacy as the G.O.A.T of WWE started with Mick Foley, and it only makes sense that he should be the one to induct him.
4. Triple H could induct The Undertaker to the Hall of Fame
If you’re talking about one of the most-consistent rivals to ever take on The Phenom, it has to be The Game. WWE has run Undertaker v/s Triple H twice on WrestleMania. Both matches were stellar encounters that saw Taker extend his legendary streak to an ungodly length, but it was the second match that matter more; to us and them. The End of an Era Hell in a Cell match at WrestleMania 28 was perfect, and Triple H had the honor to be the Deadman’s dancing partner on the night the streak almost died; before Brock Lesnar ate it for breakfast, of course. Triple H and Taker have a great deal of respect for each other, and it wouldn’t surprise us if he did the honors for The Phenom as well.
3. Shawn Michaels
Undertaker v/s Shawn Michaels at ‘Mania 25 is one of the greatest WrestleMania matches of all-time. Taker ended Shawn’s in-ring career the very next year, and we never saw him perform again (no, Crown Jewel does not count). Having his dance partner from their collective piece-de-resistance be his inductor into the WWE Hall of Fame would be a perfect full-circle moment for both WWE Legends.
This one is kind of a no-brainer. Glenn Jacobs has spent the better part of 2 decades pretending to be The Deadman’s half-brother; if he doesn’t get to induct his proverbial family into the Hall of Fame, what would William Moody say?! Seriously though, The Undertaker’s mythos would have a Big Red Machine-sized hole in it if it weren’t for Kane, and being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by his Brother in Destruction would be an emotional moment for both superstars.
1. Vince McMahon could induct The Undertaker to the Hall of Fame
The Chairman of the WWE is notoriously hates giving commemorative speeches, and is often found hassling presenters whenever Hall of Fame season comes around. But we think this is one instance where Vince McMahon can make an exception. The Undertaker is one of the most-loyal soldiers that the WWE has ever seen. He has been through the highest of highs and the lowest of lows with Vince, and having the boss induct you into the Hall of Fame has to be the best “Thank you for your service” card that any WWE employee will ever receive.