WWE: 11 things nobody wants to admit about The Undertaker

The Undertaker is one of the greatest WWE Superstars of all time (probably the greatest). But what are some of the things about his career that fans don’t discuss often enough?
The Undertaker at WWE SmackDown (courtesy of WWE.com).
The Undertaker at WWE SmackDown (courtesy of WWE.com). /
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The Undertaker, WWE Raw
The Undertaker Chokeslams Ted DiBiase Jr. on WWE Raw. (Courtesy of WWE.com) /

7. He should have had at least one run as The Deadman on Raw

The Undertaker is the cornerstone of WWE, dominating both Raw and SmackDown for years, but if we had to say where his real home was, we’d have to go with the blue brand. The Deadman admitted as much during his 2016 return to SmackDown, and it’s completely understandable as to why he feels that way. He spent the vast majority of the original brand split representing that show as its biggest star, helping it compete with the bigger, older, more well-known flagship show Raw.

That being said, it would have been great to see him have a run on the red brand during one of the six years between his 2004 Deadman return and his 2010 retirement as a full-time superstar. Yes, he was the foundation on which SmackDown succeeded, but there is no denying that he is a huge part of Raw’s legacy too, as he was a constant of it from its very first episode in 1993 until the brand split in 2002. He then spent the final decade of his career setting up his annual WrestleMania match on the red brand. So, why couldn’t he have had at least one full-time run on Raw whenever the brand split was active?

WWE always treated Raw like the premiere brand, which is why a star the magnitude of The Undertaker was needed on SmackDown. Nevertheless, it would have been great to see The Phenom compete against the likes of John Cena, Triple H, Shawn Michaels, Shelton Benjamin, Jeff Hardy, Umaga, and all of the other stars Raw had to offer in the mid-late 2000s. Whenever he returned to it for an anniversary or a special occasion, there was such an aura in the air; could you imagine what that would been like full-time?

‘Taker is and always will be a SmackDown guy (and as someone who grew up loving the blue brand, I’m so glad he was), but the idea of him being drafted to Raw for just one year is one of the great “what ifs?” of his career.