I’ve always been a fan of WWE mainstream tie ins and as a wrestling fan, who wouldn’t be? It gives the business I love exposure to a larger audience that may otherwise not have that exposure. Well last night on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, The Undertaker, of all people, made a rare appearance of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. You can see the video below but to put it in context, Jimmy Fallon was doing one of his recurring skits called the “Suggestion Box” where viewers can write in different suggestions that they want to see on the show…
What I loved about the video was that after the skit when Fallon tries to break character like he usually does, Undertaker doesn’t break character at all and good for him. This is a guy who’s always been very protective of the Undertaker character to the point that he doesn’t attend the Hall of Fame, so it’s good to see he didn’t do it here either.
This was a really cool ordeal, Undertaker got a huge ovation from the tonight show crowd who didn’t see this coming at all but loved it. I loved that Undertaker tombstoned a turkey, especially with how close we are to Thanksgiving. Perhaps Undertaker tombstones the turkey will go down in the annals of time like Charles Barkley vs Barney. The best part of the whole thing to me, from a WWE perspective was that Fallon plugged the Surivivor Series which should always be the point of a WWE superstar appearance and it was great pub on such a popular show. Ironically enough, we were watching Fallon live as it happened, as we were getting ready for bed. I was in the bathroom brushing my teeth when my girlfriend called me in saying “Um babe I think the Undertaker is on Fallon!”. I came running in and we both assumed it wasn’t really him until the lights turned on because of how random it was.
By the way, if you’re thinking that the turkey looked a little familiar, no this wasn’t the gobbledy gooker, but actually former Raw General Manager, Brad Maddox!