Saturday, October 20, 2012

Boo: A Grave Experience

The Taker's Graveyard
Wrestlemania Axxess 2010
Photo by My 1-2-3 Cents
By Kevin Hunsperger
@kevinhunsperger & @my123cents on Twitter

For more than 20 years the Undertaker has been the official "deadman" of the WWE.  So it's only natural that the company pay homage to the legend with a graveyard of his victims from all his Wrestlemania victims.

Each year at Axxess during Wrestlemania weekend, fans get a chance to look at the tombstones.  It's a pretty cool set up actually.  It's like walking through a cemetery.  Headstones for everyone from "Superfly" Jimmy Snuka to Triple H are on display.  For those wondering, there are individual markers for the opponents he's faced more than once.

In a giant casket
Wrestlemania Axxess 2012
Photo by My 1-2-3 Cents
Walking through the graveyard is a stroll down memory lane of sorts.  The opponent's name and the Mania they were "buried" is printed on the tombstone.  Of course it's also a great opportunity to get pictures taken too.  At the Wrestlemania 28 Axxess, there was an actual photographer on hand taking pics of fans posing in an oversized casket.  I can't remember now if it was the casket Undertaker and Paul Bearer built for Kamala when they wrestled at Survivor Series 92 or not.  Anyway, it was huge and as you can see from the photo, it's like a real funeral home set up.  The WWE really does do a top notch production on this and gives the fans a real cool experience as a part of Axxess.

Since we couldn't take video inside the graveyard, here's a look back at the Undertaker's Wrestlemania streak.


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