The Undertaker is known for a variety of special matches he has competed in, but one particular match was a big part of his early career.
One of the signature matches in the former WWE Champion's career was the casket match, which he says was very influential in the Undertaker's character development. In an interview on The Bump, Undertaker explains why the casket match has been a major part in his early WWE career, saying it was such a unique and shocking thing at that time.
"I think those early casket matches were so pivotal to the character because they were so, you're talking about the early 1990s and nothing like that was being done. Just the concept of putting your opponent in a casket and everybody has their ideas of caskets and some are very squeamish about them. Other people aren't bothered by them, but the fact that you're taking your opponent and locking them up in a casket kind of reiterated that the Undertaker character is on a whole other level of what wins and losses looked like. I think those casket matches and the body bag matches were crucial to the development of the character and setting it apart from every other character out there because nobody else was doing it. There were cage matches. There were No DQ matches, but to lock your opponent in a casket, it really caught people off guard considering the time period in which we did it," Undertaker said.
Undertaker will be at Survivor Series on November 22 when he has his Final Farewell. Fightful will have live coverage of Survivor Series. The full episode of The Bump can be seen at this link.