Video Games: The Undertaker’s OTHER streak

WWE Superstar The Undertaker returned to the ring at a Waco, Texas house show on February 23, kicking off the annual WrestleMania speculation season.  The focus is the ‘Taker’s incredible 20-0 undefeated streak at WrestleMania, impressive not only for the win-loss ratio but for the fact that no other sports entertainer in history has ever even appeared at 20 WrestleMania events, much less came out on top each time.

Due to his longevity, the Undertaker also has a streak in the world of video gaming.  42-0 is the hot streak for the legend, starting back with 1992′s WWF Steel Cage Challenge for the Nintendo Entertainment System.  Since that time, every WWF and WWE video game title released has featured the Dead Man, taking him through the 8-bit era to the modern-day consoles and no doubt the upcoming next-gen consoles as well.

The list of Undertaker’s WrestleMania victims is easily found on the internet.  Below are the titles that are part of the Undertaker’s legendary video game streak.

- WWF Steel Cage Challenge (1992 – NES, Sega Master System and Game Gear)

- WWF Super WrestleMania (1992 – SNES and Genesis)

- WWF SuperStars 2 (1992 – GameBoy)

- WWF Royal Rumble (1993 – SNES and Genesis)

- WWF Rage in the Cage (1993 – Sega CD)

- WWF King of the King (1993 – NES and GameBoy)

- WWF Raw (1994 – SNES, Genesis, GameBoy, Game Gear, and 32X)

- WWF WrestleMania: The Arcade Game (1995 – Arcade and pretty much any console of the time)

- WWF In Your House (1996 – PS1, Saturn and PC)

- WWF War Zone (1998 – PS1, GameBoy and N64)

- WWF WrestleMania 2000 (1999 – N64 and Game Boy Color)

- WWF Smackdown! (2000 – PS1)

- WWF Royal Rumble (2000 – Arcade and Dreamcast)

- WWF No Mercy (2000 -N64)

- WWF Smackdown 2: Know Your Role (2000 – PS1)

- WWF Betrayal (2001 – GameBoy Color)

- WWF Smackdown: Just Bring It (2001 – PS2)

- WWF Raw (2002 – XBox and PC)

- WWF WrestleMania X8 (2002 – GameCube)

- WWE Road to WrestleMania X8 (2002 – GameBoy Advance)

- WWE Smackdown: Shut Your Mouth (2002 – PS2)

- WWE Crush Hour (2003 – PS2, GameCube)

- WWE WrestleMania XIX (2003 – GameCube)

- WWE Raw 2 (2003 – XBox)

- WWE Smackdown: Here Comes the Pain (2003 – PS2)

- WWE Day of Reckoning (2004 – GameCube)

- WWE Survivor Series (2004 – GameBoy Advance)

- WWE Smackdown VS Raw (2004 – PS2)

- WWE WrestleMania 21 (2005 – XBox)

- WWE Aftershock (2004 – NGage)

- WWE Day of Reckoning 2 (2005 – GameCube)

- WWE Smackdown VS Raw 2006 (2005 – PS2 and PSP)

- WWE Smackdown VS Raw 2007 (2006 – PS2, XBox 360 and PSP)

- WWE Smackdown VS Raw 2008 (2007 - PS2, XBox 360 and PSP)

- WWE Smackdown VS Raw 2008 (2007 - PS2, PS3, Wii, DS XBox 360 and PSP)

- WWE Smackdown VS Raw 2009 (2008 - PS2, PS3, Wii, DS XBox 360 and PSP)

- WWE Legends of WrestleMania (2009 – XBox 360, iOS and PS3)

- WWE Smackdown VS Raw 2010 (2009 - XBox 360, PS3, iOS, Wii, DS, PS2)

- WWE Smackdown VS Raw 2011 (2010 - XBox 360, PS3, Wii, DS, PS2)

- WWE All Stars (2011 – XBox 360, Wii, PS3, PS2, 3DS, PS2)

- WWE ’12 (2011 – XBox 360, PS3, Wii)

- WWE WrestleFest (2012 – iOS)

- WWE ’13 (2012 – XBox 360, PS3, Wii)

(NOTE:  I did not count games that were not official WWF/WWE products or the unreleased WWE Brawl)

While it’s likely no WWE talent will ever again do what the Undertaker has done at WrestleMania, it’s also highly unlikely any WWE Superstar will ever match the video game longevity and resume of the Dead Man.  Who will end either streak?

That being said, this column does end a streak of sorts, as it will be my final column for 1 More Castle… for now, at least.  I have to focus on other opportunities and tasks right now, and doing so requires me pulling back on my time on some other sites.

I truly appreciate the opportunity to write for and entertain 1 More Castle’s audience since its inception, and I look forward to seeing the site continue to grow from the seat of a fan of it.

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