The Undertaker might be turning 51 next week, but he’ll still kick your ass.
The 25-year WWE vet is currently training for his Hell in a Cell match against Shane McMahon at next month’s WrestleMania 32, and from the looks of things, Shane-O Mac should be very worried. Less than three months ago, ‘Taker was seen deadlifting 405 pounds in the gym, which would be impressive even if he wasn’t an undead biker MMA guy (and occasional druid). But with his big fight looming, he’s upped the ante considerably.
On Tuesday, the Undertaker’s trainer posted a video of him deadlifting 500 pounds (!) and clearing a 40-inch box jump (!!) like he had been hermetically sealed inside Paul Bearer’s urn for twenty years. Much like Triple H’s gory head-wound video, watching it will make you both super impressed and disappointed in yourself at the same time.
Perhaps aware of this, Shane McMahon – who, at 46 years old, isn’t exactly sprightly – is out here doing MMA strikes and clanging and banging with Mr. Olympia finalists. While their in-ring confrontations have so far been pretty tame, it certainly looks like both men will be pulling out all the stops at ‘Mania. Now, if only they could find a way to also make it 1999 again.