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Undertaker vs American Badass

Undertaker is arguably one of the most memorably and eternal gimmicks of WWE no doubt. But the American Badass was a hog riding, bandanna wearing, ass beating bad ass. Which was your favorite persona and why? I personally loved American Badass, I think it changed up his whole fighting style and he produced some of the best matches of his career.
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Re: Undertaker vs American Badass

I was never really a fan of The Undertaker. That being said, his tweener and eventual heel run (1998) that included the Ministry of Darkness (1999) was one of the greatest characters ever.

I thought American Badass Taker was kind of lame, though his "Respect" angle was really funny. Turning heel by shoving JR's face in Vince's ass was one of the funniest things I've ever seen in wrestling. Continue on with beating down Maven, the Hardys, and pretty much anyone else.

Still though, I give the nod to the "Deadman" based off of 1998 and 1999. I mean, come on!:



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Re: Undertaker vs American Badass

I like the supernatural character more. It's more original, interesting, and versatile.

How many memorable storylines came from it?
  • His brother Kane, whom he killed by arson years ago.
  • Paul Bearer and the urn.
  • Inferno matches.
  • Casket matches.
  • Buried Alived matches.
  • Resurrection,etc.

The Biker character was more realistic, but in wrestling I don't like realism; I prefer cartoonish, larger than life, comic-book characters.
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Re: Undertaker vs American Badass

I preferred the original deadman gimmick the best. The biker gimmick was stale before he adopted it as there have been a million and one biker gimmicks. I had never seen anything like his original character personally when he debuted way back in the day.

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Re: Undertaker vs American Badass

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Re: Undertaker vs American Badass

I liked him in both roles but there's something about his role as The Undertaker that makes that character my choice here.

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Re: Undertaker vs American Badass

I hated American Badass.

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Re: Undertaker vs American Badass

Both roles were very entertaining. I think shifting to the biker gimmick helped his deadman gimmick in the long run. Had he never altered his character, the deadman gimmick might have got stale.
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Re: Undertaker vs American Badass

I definitely agree that the Taker gimmick is amazing. I just feel as though he got a lot faster and more agile as the AB
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I liked them both a lot

Im really split on how i want him to end his career, part of me loves the idea of a more human undertaker so that he can have the big retirement ceremony that he deserves but then i also love the idea of Undertaker being carried out by druids with Paul Bearer leading them, taking Undertaker home

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