WWE is celebrating the 25th anniversary of WWE icon Undertaker with an epic tag team match pitting The Brothers of Destruction (Undertaker and Kane) against the Wyatt Family (Bray Wyatt and Braun Strowman with Luke Harper and Erick Rowan) at WWE Survivor Series on Sunday, Nov. 22 from the Philips Arena in Atlanta.
Exactly 25 years to the day of Undertaker’s debut, Survivor Series will air live around the world on WWE Network.
In celebration of his 25 years, Undertaker made a special appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
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Throughout his storied career, “The Phenom” has been part of some of the most memorable matches in WWE history, cementing his place as one of the greatest Superstars of all time.
Undertaker’s 25 for 25
Here are 25 Phenomenal Facts about the seven-time WWE World Heavyweight Champion:
While he officially debuted as “The Undertaker” during the 1990 Survivor Series, he competed as “Kane ‘The Undertaker’” in pre-taped matches prior to his live debut.
One of Undertaker’s original finishing moves was the Elbow Drop, where he would walk across the top rope and drop a brutal elbow on his opponent.
He appeared on the debut episode of Monday Night Raw and is the only Superstar from that episode who is still on the WWE roster.
When Undertaker debuted, the World Wide Web was one year away from being introduced to the public.
Despite leaving the WrestleMania ring as a champion several times, he never entered a WrestleMania match as a champion.
During his debut, he defeated not one but two WWE Hall of Famers, Koko B. Ware and Dusty Rhodes, in a matter of minutes.
Since his debut, four United States Presidents have held office and 34 new countries have been founded.
Johnny Carson was still host of The Tonight Show when Undertaker debuted.
Seven Winter Olympics and six Summer Olympics have occurred since Undertaker debuted.
Throughout his career, Undertaker had 15 championship reigns.
One hundred and sixty men have tried and failed to defeat “The Phenom” during pay-per-view matches.
His longest one-on-one match was with WWE Superstar Triple H, and it lasted 30 minutes and 52 seconds.
His shortest-ever televised match was against WWE Hall of Famer Iron Sheik, and it lasted just 18 seconds.
He holds the record for competing on more WWE television shows than any other WWE Superstar.
Undertaker is WWE’s first-ever World Champion with no last name.
He competed in the first-ever Hell in a Cell match in 1997 against Shawn Michaels.
Undertaker’s urn has been stolen by opponents seven times.
Undertaker is a five-time Pro Wrestling Illustrated award winner.
During the span of his career at WWE, Undertaker has competed against 41 Hall of Famers.
He has appeared in 17 Survivor Series matches, winning 12.
Undertaker has been featured on 61 pay-per-view posters.
He has been on 16 video game covers, more than any other WWE Superstar with the exception of Triple H.
Despite his record number of WrestleMania wins, he went a decade without winning a championship at WrestleMania – the longest amount of time for any Superstar in WrestleMania history.
He went head-to-head with Kane 19 times during pay-per-view events.
It has been more than 9,100 days since Undertaker debuted 25 years ago.
- Survivor Series 2015
at Philips Arena, Atlanta
The Brothers of Destruction (The Undertaker and Kane) vs. The Wyatt Family (Bray Wyatt and Braun Strowman with Luke Harper and Erick Rowan).
WWE World Title Tournament Semifinals: Roman Reigns vs. U.S. champ Alberto Del Rio (with Zeb Colter).
Dean Ambrose vs. Intercontinental champ Kevin Owens.
Semifinal winners to meet in the main event finals.
Also, WWE Divas champ Charlotte vs. Paige.
Dolph Ziggler vs. Tyler Breeze (with Summer Rae).
- WWE in Florida in January
The Royal Rumble, one of WWE’s biggest shows, is Sunday, Jan. 24 at Orlando’s Amway Center, home of the NBA Orlando Magic.
The event is already sold-out, but to check if any tickets have been released, go to
The Royal Rumble drop kicks-off the Road to WrestleMania with the winner of the 30-man battle royal earning a WWE World title match at WrestleMania 32 on Sunday, April 3 at AT&T Stadium in Dallas.
- Raw in Miami
Tickets are on sale for WWE Monday Night Raw in Miami, the night after the Royal Rumble. The AmericanAirlines Arena, home of the three-time NBA champion Miami, will host Raw on Monday, Jan. 25. It will be broadcast live on the USA Network.
- NXT at UCF
To drop kick off Royal Rumble weekend, NXT TV tapings are Friday, Jan. 22 at the CFE Arena on the campus of the University of Central Florida in Orlando. The CFE Arena is the home of the NCAA Division I UCF Knights basketball team.
WWE NXT is 8 p.m. EST Wednesdays on WWE Network.
- More WWE in Florida
WWE will be at the Germain Arena, home of the Florida Everblades hockey team, for a super house show (no TV) on Saturday, Jan. 23 in Estero/Fort Myers. Bell time is 7:30 p.m.
WWE visits the Amalie Arena, home of the NHL Tampa Bay Lightning, on Tuesday, Jan. 26 in Tampa for a SmackDown TV taping. Bell time is 7 p.m.
- About WWE
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WWE programming reaches more than 650 million homes worldwide in 35 languages. WWE Network, the first-ever 24/7 over-the-top premium network that includes all 12 live pay-per-views, scheduled programming and a massive video-on-demand library, is currently available in more than 170 countries. The company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Mexico City, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore, Dubai, Munich and Tokyo.
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