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Shawn Michaels on The Undertaker gimmick: “I think it goes down as one of the greatest thought-up characters of all-time”

Just like the Mount Rushmore of pro wrestling is subjective, who has the greatest gimmick in the history of the business comes down to opinion. Most people will have a different list if not order.

Over the years, many people have thought that The Undertaker’s deadman character was the best. If not in the history of the business, perhaps the best gimmick that Vince McMahon has ever created.

Shawn Michaels would agree with that and spoke about the gimmick during an interview with CBS Sports.

“That’s pretty dang simplistic, but trying to recall a time ever seeing anything like that at that time or since — I know it certainly has spawned a lot of maybe offshoots, so to speak. I don’t know, I think it goes down as one of the greatest thought-up characters of all-time.

I don’t know how you could argue against that. And again, for him to have it last 30 years and still be unbelievably strong and awe-inspiring when he comes out, that’s pretty dang impressive, and it’s really tough to do.”

HBK also talked about Taker’s longevity, whether he thinks Taker is actually retired, and more. Check out the full interview here.


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