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Infamous “undefeated” streaks coming to an end is kind of a . This match was the last time Hulk Hogan successfully defended the title at. Maybe if my streak with them ended, I'd start a new one, but it said that snap streaks are a way to show you're committed to a relationship. Mark William Calaway (born March 24, ), better known by the ring name The Undertaker, The Undertaker is known for The Streak, a series of 21 straight victories at WWE's The feud ended at Bragging Rights when The Nexus helped Kane defeat Undertaker in a Buried Alive match. . The marriage ended in
Show's attack resulted in Mysterio being carried out on a stretcher and back board, and Show took Mysterio off the stretcher and swung the back board into the ringpost, compounding the injury.
This led to a stretcher match for the championship at Judgment Day on May 18, where Lesnar successfully retained. At the first-ever SmackDown! McMahon became involved in the angle, at first berating Lesnar, who had involved himself in McMahon's rivalry with Zach Gowenfor losing to Angle.
This all turned out to be a swerve that came into focus on the August 7 episode of SmackDown! That night, Lesnar and McMahon were to face each other in a steel cage match with Angle as the special guest referee as per McMahon's orders on the previous week's program.
During the match, Lesnar had passed out due to a staged backstage incident and McMahon was set to pin him, but Angle refused to allow McMahon to win that way. As the two men began to argue, Lesnar attacked Angle with an F-5 and kept attacking Angle while McMahon watched and celebrated with him afterwards, turning heel in the process. He returned to performing the F-5 into the ringpost, as he did to Spanky and Gowen, and interfered in Angle's matches on two separate occasions.
On the September 18 episode of SmackDown! He returned to feud with The Undertaker, as Lesnar had previously cost Undertaker the title in a match against then champion Kurt Angle, which granted him a shot at Lesnar's title.
General Manager, Lesnar aligned himself with his former manager.
The Undertaker attempted to marry before sacrificing Stephanie in an eldritch ceremony conducted by Paul Bearer, but Austin was able to rescue her. After their victory at SummerSlamThe Undertaker suffered a groin tear and was seen limping in several matches. He avoided competing in wrestling matches in the following weeks, instead tyrannically ordering Big Show to fight all his battles and oblige all his many wishes.
He also began to transition away to the biker character he would play in Per an interview with Kevin Nash, this was a move to allow Calaway to enter World Championship Wrestling with a non-trademarked persona. Although negotiations were described as close, he ultimately re-signed with the World Wrestling Federation. In Septemberon SmackDown! McMahon threatened that he would remove Undertaker from the Unforgiven main event if he refused to participate in a casket match against Triple H.
Undertaker retorted that he did not care and maybe he would not be participating in anything, thus walking out of the WWF. On December 14th he made his return to action, teaming with Viscera in a losing effort against Kane and The Godfather at a house show in Caomo, Puetro Rico.
In place of this, he took on a biker identity, riding to the ring on a motorcycle, and wearing sunglasses and bandanas to the ring. His entrance music was replaced with popular rock songs of the time, like Limp Bizkit 's " Rollin' Air Raid Vehicle " and Kid Rock 's " American Bad Ass " from which the name of The Undertaker's new gimmick originatedthough it was accompanied by the characteristic opening bell of The Undertaker's original theme.
They defeated Edge and Christianearning the right to face them the following week for the championship, which Edge and Christian retained. Kane betrayed The Undertaker by hitting him with a chokeslam twice, with the second one putting The Undertaker through the ring, on the August 14 episode of Raw. The Undertaker promised to make someone famous and did so when he performed a chokeslam on Rikishi from the roof of the cell.
They received a title shot at No Way Outfacing Edge and Christian and then champions The Dudley Boyz in a tables matchbut they were not successful. The Brothers of Destruction were granted an opportunity to face Triple H and Austin for their titles. Angle pinned the Undertaker due to interference by Austin. Subsequently, The Undertaker eliminated Maven in return and brutally assaulted him backstage. Later that night, he helped Hulk Hogan win the title against then-champion Triple H.
The Undertaker, however, lost the title at Vengeance to The Rock in a triple threat match that also involved Kurt Angle. Undertaker defeated Chris Benoit and Kurt Angle in a triple threat match to become the 1 contender for the renamed WWE Championship and challenged Brock Lesnar for the title at Unforgiven that ended in a double disqualification.
A-Train entered the storyline by attempting to attack The Undertaker after the match, but Nathan Jones came to his aid. The first, on the September 4 SmackDown!
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The Undertaker won and stopped Heyman from burying Bearer, but after claiming Bearer was merely a liability he had no use for, buried him himself. Along with Eddie Guerrero and Booker T, he challenged JBL to a championship rematch at Armageddon in a fatal four-way match, in which The Undertaker was unsuccessful, again due to Heidenreich's interference.
After the match, Hassan began to "pray" on the ramp, summoning five masked men, dressed in black shirts, ski-masks, and camouflage pants. Armed with clubs and a piano wirethe masked men beat and choked The Undertaker, and Hassan put The Undertaker in a camel clutch.
Afterward, the masked men lifted Daivari above their heads and carried him away. Three days later, the London bombings took place.
It was removed from the Australian and European including in the United Kingdom broadcasts. In response to the criticism, UPN decided that it would monitor the storyline closely and that it did not want the Hassan character on its network that week.
In the segment, Hassan reiterates that he is an Arab-American and that the American people automatically and unfairly assume that he is a terrorist. Despite being in character, he referred to the real-world media coverage of the storyline, singling out the New York Post's Don Kaplan by name, and denouncing his description of the events on SmackDown! On the July 14, episode of SmackDown! After the match, The Undertaker delivered a Last Ride through an open stage ramp onto a concrete floor to Hassan.
It was reported that Hassan sustained serious injuries and had to be rushed to a nearby medical facility, writing Hassan off of television. When the charred casket was opened, however, The Undertaker had once again vanished. At Road WildGoldberg won a battle royalconsisting of nWo members. At Halloween Havocthe feud was settled after Goldberg defeated Page to retain the title.
Goldberg won when he used the taser, which was hung high above the ring, requiring the ladder to obtain it. Goldberg's win—loss record at WCW events from to differed from that which was perpetuated by the company, with the official figure exaggerating the number of matches in which he won to Did stepping on bugs count?
How did he get this many wins in such a short time'?
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Goldberg defeated Sid via referee stoppage, and thus won his second United States Heavyweight Championship. Dillon ruled that the match had not been sanctioned by WCW and that, therefore, Goldberg's victory was void. Sid Vicious managed to interfere in the contest and cost Goldberg the match, thus giving him his second career loss, costing him the title, and eliminating him from the tournament which was eventually won by Hart at Mayhem in November.
At StarrcadeGoldberg challenged Hart for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship; in the course of the match, Goldberg delivered a stiff kick to Hart's head, legitimately giving him a concussion and tearing a muscle in his neck. Hart continued on, suffering what he believed to be at least one other concussion when he hit his head on the floor while executing a ringpost-assisted figure-four leglock. The match ended when Roddy Piperthe special guest referee for the contest, declared Hart the winner despite Goldberg never having submitted to the Sharpshooter.
Shortly after his title match loss, Goldberg injured himself on the December 23, episode of Thunder, during a sequence where he chased the nWo limousine into the parking lot. A spot in the sequence called for Goldberg to pound on the windshield of the limousine with his hands.
To ensure his safety, Goldberg had assistance from a piece of metal pipe and his hands were covered in black tape. After this, Goldberg was to break some of the vehicle's windows. There were four windows on the side of the limousine and Goldberg broke the first two with his hands. He then got aggressive, putting his forearm through the third window and immediately gashing it.
Goldberg finished the sequence by pounding on the hood of the limo with his bloody arm, but immediately after it ended he was taken from the arena and rushed to a nearby hospital where the wound was patched. Goldberg lost a large amount of blood due to the accident. He then began a rivalry with Steiner, culminating in a no disqualification match at Fall Brawl which Goldberg lost due to outside interference. If Goldberg was to lose another match at any point in time, unless he managed to duplicate his undefeated streak from tohe would be forced to retire from professional wrestling.
His streak was broken at Sin when Goldberg, teaming with his Power Plant trainer DeWayne Brucelost to Totally Buffed in a tag team no disqualification match after a " fan " maced him, enabling Totally Buffed to pin him. Goldberg instead remained under contract to Time Warner until Maywhen he agreed on a contract buyout.
In Augusthe returned to the ring in Japan. On the May 12 episode of Raw, a mystery assailant attempted to run over Goldberg with a limousine. One of the interrogatees was Lance Stormwho admitted that he was the assailant.