Three decades in any profession is no small feat but in a career as physical as wrestling it's nearly unheard of - especially when it means three decades of working for the same promotion. No, it doesn't happen often but, like the supernatural character he portrays, The Undertaker is a once-in-a-lifetime competitor.
It sounds like hyperbole but it's not. 'The Man From The Dark Side' has defied the norm since he first walked through that curtain in November 1990, pulling off feats that a man of his size should never be able to and single-handedly putting together a legacy that is damn-near mythical at the same time.
It's not all been gravesides and tombstones for Mark Calaway but you would be hard-pressed to find another superstar who has consistently performed at such a high level for such an extended period of time, and that in itself is a microcosm of why he was the perfect man for The Undertaker.
As we celebrate 30 years of 'The Deadman' and his impending retirement at Survivor Series, let's take a moment to reflect on the career of the man we call 'The Phenom', documenting the good, the bad, the dead and the moments that will live forever.
First, the negatives...