From The Lord of the Darkness to American Bada**: The Undertaker’s Iconic in Ring Gears and Stories behind Them
The Undertaker has showcased various gears over the three decades he worked with WWE. However, some of them stood out, and became a sensation among fans.
The various gears of The Undertaker
The Ministry of Darkness
There wasn’t a better leader than The Deadman for a faction that was focusing on terrorizing WWE with strange rituals and other spooky elements. Moreover, Taker’s outfit during that time was something that just made sense.
It had a Halloween vibe to it, and the outfit looked like a blend of a bat and a demon. What stood out was Taker’s Goatee. He probably did not have a specific reason to keep that, but this goatee helped enhance the look.
The Lord of Darkness
After the Ministry of Darkness, if there is any look which comes close to it, it’s The Lord of Darkness. WWE added a lot of more leather to the gear and the make-up had been narrowed down to find the sweet spot which did not ruin the other elements.
The idea of this look was to ensure he comes off as an individual who wants to prey on innocent souls. Hence, it had to black but couldn’t be too loud.
The American Badass
The Undertaker is well-known for his black ensemble and a dark vibe. That was his primary gimmick. However, during 2000, he let go off that gimmick and adopted a character revolving around his inner biker.
This character became The American Badass. He had baggier pants, loose t-shirt, a bandana, a silver chain, and changed his style of talking. His voice became normal, and cameras caught him smiling a couple of times as well.
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The Undertaker showcased a purple attire once, but it wasn’t very different from his black ones. However, Taker used the purple element after he returned at SummerSlam 1994. It was this time when he faced the fake Undertaker who was wearing the grey elements.
It’s possible the company wanted to distinguish between the two, real and fake Undertaker, and therefore, introduced the purple to the ensemble.
Taker’s brother, Kane, buried him for becoming too human. However, he returned to WrestleMania XX, showcasing a new outfit. This wasn’t extremely dark, but it was black.
This probably became one of the most iconic looks in the wrestling industries. The Phenom was a blend of The Undertaker and The American Badass.
The gear was the iconic hat, leather jacket, sophisticated goatee, and even gloves. It was a proper mixture of the gears his other characters had showcased or he had showcased.
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The Undertaker remains an undying character in WWE with all fans, young and old, knowing who he was and how Mark Calaway maintained the character for three decades straight.
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