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WWE: 8 Major Injuries That Ended The Undertaker's Career

When the Undertaker lost to Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 30, it marked the end of an era for a 49 year old performer who has endured decades of bad injuries. Physically we have known for some time that Undertaker was somewhat of a broken man. He still managed epic WrestleMania performances in the last few years, but took a year to get ready and recover, in addition to requiring elite level ring generals such as CM Punk, Triple H and Shawn Michaels to help him through. At WrestleMania 30 his weakened state was shown up for all to see. Against a worker like Brock Lesnar, he couldn't count on his opponent to paper over the cracks. An injury early on didn't help, but regardless of that, this was clearly a contest too far for a man described as chronically injured. In Dave Meltzer's excellent coverage of Taker's last stand, he comments that Calaway was described as "having only a few years left" way back in 1997. The fact he ended up being active as far removed from that in 2014 is quite remarkable. By this year, it was a battle too far in every respect. So what was the cumulative and contributing injury factors which led to The Undertaker's end? This feature will detail the history which led to The Undertaker's physical deterioration, the chronic problems which have built up over time. Over the last few years these issues accelerated, even to the point that it got rumoured he had cancer at one stage. These rumours proved unfounded, Taker simply lost weight and shaved his head at the same time his wife left WWE to spend more time with him at home, which sparked the initial speculation.That was a silly story, but his often talked about physical problems were painfully true. Here we delve into Undertaker's 8 major injuries.
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Grahame Herbert hasn't written a bio just yet, but if they had... it would appear here.