Friends, colleagues, and fans in hundreds of thousands of tributes to The Undertaker
Past and present WWE Superstars paid tribute to The Undertaker last night after Taker’s 30-year WWE in-ring career came to an end at the Survivor Series.
Social media was buzzing with tributes as the likes of The Rock, John Cena, Vince McMahon, Triple H, Shane McMahon, Shawn Michaels, Mick Foley, Trish Stratus, Bray Wyatt, Karrion Kross, and many, many others saluted The Phenom, and some even posted a personal story about him. Their tributes joined hundreds of thousands of others from wrestling fans who helped get the Dead Man trending during his final farewell.
“30 yrs ago today, he made his iconic #SurvivorSeries debut,” wrote The Rock in a post on his social media. “Like EVERYONE – I was in awe as a rookie in the @WWE when his first words pierced my soul as he walked in the dressing room and said, “Muthafucka” True story! Honored to share the ring w you, my brother.”
John Cena said that after three decades of The Undertaker committing wholeheartedly to the WWE, tonight we witnessed the end of an extraordinary body of work. “For all the in ring moments and as a member of the @WWEUniverse, I say #ThankYouTaker,” Cena wrote.
Triple H, who says he shared the greatest moment in his wrestling career with Shawn Michaels and The Undertaker after the Hell In A Cell match at WrestleMania, wrote, “For being loyal…. no matter what! For every second of every day, every mile, every tour, every shot, every ounce of wisdom, every drop of sweat, pint of blood, for times we were ‘social’ or just having a ‘sandwich,’ for every ride I’ll never forget, #ThankYouTaker.”
Vince McMahon called The Undertaker the measuring stick and the locker room leader. “The Phenom. Three decades ago today, @Undertaker changed the landscape of sports-entertainment. His legacy is incomparable, his impact immeasurable,” McMahon wrote.
Ric Flair congratulated The Undertaker said he cannot express how much he meant to him personally. “With a career so extraordinary, you deserve the greatest farewell of all! WOOOOO!”
Members of the All Elite Wrestling roster also joined in with the tributes, many of who worked with The Undertaker during their WWE days. Those included Matt Hardy, Miro, Lance Archer, Jim Ross, Chris Jericho, and others.
Jericho even filmed a video and uploaded it on his YouTube channel, congratulating the man behind the gimmick for the amazing accomplishments, calling him the greatest character and performer in WWE history.