Any WWE fan will know that this Sunday (10 May) is the Money in the Bank pay-per-view. But even once that’s over, fans will have another 55 minutes’ worth of entertainment to enjoy on the WWE Network in the form of the first instalment of a new documentary about The Undertaker.
The 55-year-old – whose real name is Mark William Calaway – has become a legend of wrestling, ca-rving out a reputation as one of the all-time greats over several decades in the ring.
Now, in five-part series Undertaker: The Last Ride, fans will get an unprecedented behind-the-scenes look at the iconic wrestler as he prepares for the final chapter of his career.
The documentary features out-of-character interviews with the big man himself, as well as the likes of his wife and former Divas Champion Michelle McCool, and stars such as Vince McMahon, Shane McMahon, Paul ‘Triple H’ Levesque, John Cena, Roman Reigns, Batista, Ric Flair, Edge, Shawn Michaels, Mick Foley and many others.
A synopsis of the first episode ‘The Greatest Fear’ reads: “In this Sunday’s premiere episode, Undertaker comes to terms with his own mo-rtality as he prepares for what many believed to be the final match of his career aga-inst Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 33.
“Fans will get a rare glimpse into what led up to that moment, the pressure he puts on himself each year getting ready for WWE’s annual pop-culture extravaganza, and much more.
“In addition, the episode looks back at the physical and emotional toll taken on Undertaker after his 21-year WrestleMania undefeated stre-ak came to a sho-cking conclusion aga-inst Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 30.”
Judging by a Sports Illustrated review, it doesn’t disappoint either.
"Check out the ELEVATION and listen to the IMPACT!!"
Undertaker: The Last Ride, the unprecedented limited-series event, premieres THIS SUNDAY on WWE Network. pic.twitter.com/oTJI6UhjCL
— WWE Network (@WWENetwork) May 4, 2020
The review reads: “It is some of the more compe-lling content WWE has ever produced within its documentary series, and the timing of the release is perfect with people cra-ving original content. If you are a fan of WWE’s stories from behind the curtain, especially of The Undertaker, ca-rve out time to watch Last Ride.”
The first episode will air straight after the Money in the Bank event on Sunday at 10pm EST (2am GMT) on the WWE Network, with subsequent episodes released on demand each Sunday at 10am EST (2pm GMT).
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