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Will The Undertaker rise from the "dead" one more time?

The WWE's locker room leader and legendary wrestler has been spotted walking around on crutches.

The 51-year-old, most famous for his longevity and 23-1 Wrestlemania record, doesn't look in great shape these days. But, it's not the first time that the Taker has indulged in an extended vacation. The Undertaker hasn't wrestled regularly for several years, and typically only gears up for one major appearance annually -- Wrestlemania.

The Undertaker was supposed to appear on a WWE tour of the United Kingdom, but was pulled from the tour for undisclosed reasons. It's possible that he is recovering from an injury and that the crutches may not last long.

Don't count the Deadman out yet. He has a long history of surprising people.

At 6' 11" tall, The Undertaker is considered one of the best big men in the business. In his prime, he could fly through the air like a cruiserweight. He also has played his character well, mastering the facial features, interviews and nuances.

He has also adjusted his character to match the times. When his Undertaker gimmick was starting to grow stale, he morphed the character into a tough biker guy, calling himself "The American Bad Ass." When that gimmick ran its course, he went back to his original Undertaker character, and it was fresh and new again.

The Undertaker has some of the greatest entrances in wrestling history:

His match with Shawn Michaels at the original Hell in a Cell event helped secure him as one of the sport's elite.

His match with Mankind also solidified his place in history:

He also feuded with Brock Lesnar. Lesnar responded by ending his 21-0 Wrestlemania streak.

The Undertaker may be down, but he's not likely out.

After all, you can't kill something that is already dead.


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