Wilds’ War Cry – Badass to Big Evil

One of wrestling’s greats went through quite the interesting mid-career crisis when he traded in the coffin for a chopper and his robes of darkness turned into a shirt that boasted the corny moniker of “Big Evil.” The man who is rarely referred to as Mark Calaway put a lot of work in as a company man and turned what sounded like a horrible gimmick on paper into gold as The Undertaker, so when it came time to mix things up a little and tweak the character, it was something he had earned, but not everyone felt it was a wise decision. Now with his epic career seemingly at an end, aside from a few key events, this time period may be remembered as the most controversial part of an otherwise legendary journey. Looking back over this part of history though, it’s time to try and figure out what worked, what didn’t, and maybe see the reasons, or just who to blame.

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About stephenwilds

Writing in the dirty South, this recovering internet addict wakes up every morning wrestling with nightmares of Silent Hill, Battletoads, and where to put that third comma.
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