Prior to the Attitude Era, the Undertaker was one of the absolute premier talents in all of wrestling.
Captivating enough to carry even the most cartoonish of Monsters Of The Week, 'Taker revealed himself to be a brilliant wrestler and character as the company marched through the similarly underrated New Generation Era. His matches with Mankind, Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels elevated 'Taker into a legendary realm. Gimmicks and good hands were no longer mutually exclusive. He truly earned his 'Phenom' nickname.
After the Attitude Era, the Undertaker was one of the absolute premier talents in all of wrestling.
Long since established as more myth than man, the very best of 'Taker's seminal Streak work gradually eroded that singular mystique. Those matches, with Shawn Michaels, Triple H, CM Punk, and Edge, were inconceivably dramatic. The outcome was never in doubt - until 'Taker cast doubt over the outcome, through allowing Edge to counter every last weapon in his arsenal and mourning the failure of his Tombstone Piledriver with the expression of a fallen, bewildered mortal one year later. 'Taker, like the best workers, sold a classic match with just his face.
During the Attitude Era...