10 Wrestling Firsts That Happened Earlier Than You Think

9. The Undertaker's First Defeat

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The Undertaker faced Hulk Hogan in a WWE Championship match at Survivor Series 1991, and the company emphasised 'The Deadman's' supposed undefeated streak in the build-up, stemming all the way back to his debut at the previous year's event.

'Taker defeated Hogan following Ric Flair's interference that night, seemingly keeping his record unblemished. The whole thing was a falsehood, though. Undertaker wasn't undefeated at all: he'd already been beaten by Tito Santana as part of the company's 1991 World Tour, with the former El Matador using Paul Bearer's urn to score the victory. That it aired on Spanish television should have made it canon, but WWE chose to ignore it regardless.

Flair's involvement led to the company booking a Hogan/Undertaker rematch for their This Week In Texas pay-per-view shortly afterwards. Hogan was victorious this time, rolling 'Taker up after throwing the ashes from Bearer's urn in his eyes. It was a big moment, but not the first time 'The Deadman' had been pinned, which is exactly what WWE attempted to paint it as.

At least 'The Phenom's' legendary WrestleMania streak was legitimate...

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