Wrestlers who may suc­ceed iconic Un­der­taker

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They say that ev­ery­thing will come to an end, and if that’s true, then the iconic wrestler the Un­der­taker’s days may be num­bered in the wrestling arena, de­spite his ex­pected par­tic­i­pa­tion in WrestleMa­nia, an an­nual pro­fes­sional wrestling event held from mid-March to early April.

World Wrestling En­ter­tain­ment, Inc (WWE),anAmer­i­can sports en­ter­tain­ment and in­te­grated me­dia com­pany, has had many wrestlers over the years who have taken to im­i­tat­ing the Un­der­taker. Many of them have done so in the name of flirt­ing and oth­ers wanted to show their skills and prove them­selves in the ring.

Daily News Egypt sheds light on some wrestlers who have been de­scribed as the “New Un­der­taker».

Ricky Ban­deras

Gil­bert Cosme is a Puerto Ri­can pro­fes­sional wrestler, bet­ter known by his ring names El Mesías, Mil Muertes, and Ricky Ban­deras. He may not be very famous among wrestling fans around the world, but his rep­u­ta­tion emerged as a dis­guised wrestler un­der the name Mil Muertes in the Lucha Un­der­ground Cham­pi­onship.

While work­ing in Mex­ico, Cosme signed a con­tract with­To­tal Non­stop Ac­tion Wrestling (TNA), which is now Im­pact Wrestling, where he de­buted as Ju­das Me­sias in Septem­ber 2007. How­ever, in March 2008, his as­so­ci­a­tion with TNA came to an end.


Christo­pher Joseph Parks, bet­ter known by his ring name Abyss, is an Amer­i­can pro­fes­sional wrestler cur­rently signed with Im­pact Wrestling as a wrestler and also a mem­ber of the cre­ative team. Parks’ style and mask is more like the wrestler Kane than the Un­der­taker. In TNA, he ap­peared un­der the name the Abyss Mon­ster.

Then, Parks ap­peared in the In­de­pen­dent Wrestling As­so­ci­a­tion Mid-South (IWA).The Abyss char­ac­ter was given to him by James Mitchell, an Amer­i­can pro­fes­sional wrestling man­ager.

Two years af­ter join­ing TNA, the as­so­ci­a­tion be­gan to ben­e­fit from his rep­u­ta­tion to form a team with Ricky Ban­deras, sim­i­lar to the Broth­ers of De­struc­tion team, Un­der­taker and Kane.

Af­ter win­ning the TNA World Ti­tle twice,theWWE of­fered him the chance to face the Un­der­taker in WrestleMa­nia, but Abyss re­jected the of­fer.


Kevin Matthew Fer­tig is anAmer­i­can pro­fes­sional wrestler. He is best known for work­ing with­WWE un­der the ring names Morde­cai and Kevin Thorn. He had a sim­i­lar style to the Un­der­taker and the WWE quickly added him to their Smack Down ros­ter, where he played only three games dur­ing a month.

The WWE man­age­ment pre­pared a con­fronta­tion be­tween the Un­der­taker and Thorn but aban­doned that plan on the grounds that he needed more train­ing.

Af­ter­wards,Thorn wore a mask and this move was the fi­nal nail in the cof­fin of Thorn’s re­la­tion­ship with WWE. He left the com­pany in 2005.

He re­turned to play with the Ex­treme Cham­pi­onship Wrestling (ECW) and ap­peared as a vam­pire, and then re­turned to WWE be­fore be­ing sent off in 2009.

Wind­ham Lawrence Ro­tunda is an Amer­i­can pro­fes­sional wrestler cur­rently signed to WWE, where he per­forms for the Raw brand un­der the ring name Bray Wy­att. He has a mys­te­ri­ous per­sona in the wrestling ring, mak­ing him the best wrestler to suc­ceed the Un­der­taker.They faced each other at WrestleMa­nia 31, where the Un­der­taker man­aged to win.

Finn Bálor

Fer­gal De­vitt is an Ir­ish pro­fes­sional wrestler signed to WWE, where he per­forms for the Raw brand un­der the ring name Finn Bálor. He was de­scribed as the suc­ces­sor of the Un­der­taker, per­haps due to his ring char­ac­ter of the devil.

WWE gave Finn a very strong push to win his first WWE ti­tle. Bálor be­came the first wrestler in WWE his­tory to win a world ti­tle in their pay-per-view de­but, as well as be­com­ing the quick­est wrestler in WWE his­tory to win a world ti­tle, at 27 days.

How­ever, he re­lin­quished the cham­pi­onship a day later due to suf­fer­ing a shoul­der in­jury dur­ing the match.

Many say that there will be no other Un­der­taker. Loyal au­di­ences be­lieve this wrestler will not be re­placed by any other wrestler.Wrestling fans may not ac­cept any suc­ces­sor to this iconic char­ac­ter, even if the sub­sti­tute has great tal­ent.

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