The Undertaker gimmick is considered as the greatest creation in the pro-wrestling industry. The brainchild of Vince McMahon has reached to a phenomenon over the years. He is the one legend who will be always immortal despite going to hiatus, forever.
Recently, some interesting details surfaced on the internet regarding his character. We have seen the BSK tattoo on his chest but never really knew what this actually meant.
Apparently, The Undertaker and Yokozuna used to run a gang at backstage back in the 90s. They were the leaders of the locker room to prevent the wrestlers from going violent.
Back then, the WWE was known as WWF and the policies of the company were not much strict. The wrestlers were not forced to through the strict corporate rules that it is today. This often led to backstage brawls among the superstars.
The Undertaker has always been considered as the leader of the locker room whom the wrestlers looked up to. In order to do that he set up the “Bone Street Krew” gang to resolve all the heated matters. As seen in the below picture, the Deadman wanted to keep this significance alive and thus the BST tattoo came up with.
BSK in the house. pic.twitter.com/tJghZRQakA
— Charles Wright (@TheRealGodfthr) May 21, 2014
Also, recently, Shane McMahon appeared on the Stone Cold podcast where he was asked about how the Undertaker came to Vince McMahon’s mind. The Boss was having a conversation with the late Percy Pringle (Paul Bearer) where he told that he was a mortician. That’s where the character was locked. Check out what the Smackdown commissioner had to say:
“It actually came through interviewing Percy because Vince [McMahon] and Pat [Patterson] specifically were talking like, ‘well, give us something. We’re thinking about different characters. Like what have you done in the past?’ And Percy said he had done a couple of other things and he had done this and he mentioned he was a mortician and all of a sudden my dad just locked in on that. He said, ‘you were a mortician? That’s it! He’s The Undertaker. You are Paul Bearer.’ And it was born. That was it.”
At this time, the Phenome is recovering from a hip surgery which might never allow him to get back into the squared circle, ever again. It means we have seen the last of him at the bygone Wrestlemania 33. Rumours are high saying that next year we will see him getting inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.