The Undertaker inspired a generation of fans, and he is a pop culture icon at this point. WWE’s crossover efforts into mainstream sports saw more proof this week as the Grizzles took on a turkey.

Prior to the matchup between the Memphis Grizzlies and the Boston Celtics on Sunday, November 19, the Memphis mascot Grizz made a unique transformation, channeling the spirit of WWE’s Undertaker. Grizz embraced the persona of Grizztaker, complete with a theatrical presentation that included the Undertaker’s iconic theme music and a procession of druids.

In this spirited performance, Grizztaker was tasked with a rather unconventional mission. He needed to claim the soul of a helpless turkey.

The sacrificial turkey became a part of the pre-Thanksgiving festivities, adding a touch of humor and theatrics to the event. Grizz’s dedication to entertaining the fans with this Undertaker-inspired persona brought a lighthearted and entertaining moment to the basketball game.


Video of this tombstone went viral, as the video went viral on NBA and pro wrestling Twitter. It was quite a moment at the NBA game. You may check out the clip below, and keep checking back with us here at Ringside News for more updates.

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