The world’s of pro wrestling are filled with dozens of colourful and over the top characters, many of whom wouldn’t be out of place in a comic book. Often these characters are given deep and sometimes convoluted backstories to flesh out the drama in and out of the squared circle. Often dubbed as one of the greatest wrestlers of all time, the huge hulking persona of Mark Calaway aka The Undertaker is just such a legend.
With dozens of titles and world titles under his belt and a career that has spanned almost 30 years, The Undertaker isn’t just a wrestler for the ages, but more akin to a force of nature!
Naturally the over the top theatrics around the character and his connections to the supernatural have help make him an extremely popular character in the world’s of pro wrestling and much loved and loathed by millions.
The Undertaker is shrouded with mystery, often more dead than alive and has been killed off many times to only return once more and wreck unholy vengeance on those who would wrong him or his agent come master Paul Bearer!
All this makes this character is an ideal addition to the world’s of Rumbleslam the fantasy wrestling game from TTCombat and this article will take a look at the character based on his real world counterpart The Gravedigger!
The Gravedigger is a miniature expansion for Rumbleslam the fantasy wrestling game from TTCombat. Made from high quality cold cast resin, the model is a three part miniature, comprising of the main body and a choice of two heads to allow for alternate looks.
Each piece is very well cast, with little to no excess flash or mould lines visible. Assembly is a simple case of choosing which of the two heads you wish to use and gluing in place using a superglue or crazy glue. As with all resin miniatures you will need to use a superglue as normal hobby cement will not bond with resin!
The Gravedigger is posed in a dramatic stance, arms down by his side, and leaning slightly forward as if ready to fly into an opponent without warning.
He is sculpted wearing long trousers and a long jacket with no sleeves, an ideal touch if you want to go the whole hog when painting and cover his arms with tattoos! His huge chest is bare and it looks like someone has taken a big bite from his side as there is a hole that shows his guts and ribs underneath, after all he is meant to be undead!
Both of the heads are really well sculpted with great attention to the facial expression on both of them. One head features a mass of flowing long hair, while the other (more in keeping with the real life wrestler) has a brimmed hat that looks like it has seen better days!
Game wise, The Grave Digger is expensive at 300,000 but worth every single penny of that when you look at his card. His Crowd Pleaser if successful sees him making a Grapple attack against an enemy wrestler in base contact and not only causing 2 damage to them but also knock down too. Add this to his Deadeye ability and it can reduce their MP to zero during its next activation leaving it a sitting duck!
With nine wounds and a MP of 4 The Gravedigger can take a lot of punishment and can move pretty fast, add his Turnbuckle ability and you have a pretty deadly weapon.
Best teamed up with other members of the Rolling Bones casino for better team bonuses, though he is pretty formidable with whoever he is teamed with. As you most likely guessed The Gravedigger is a superstar player and follows all the rules for those as found in the main game!
All in all a great looking model that while simple in its pose, manages to bring out the character of The Gravedigger and captures the real life Undertaker he was based on perfectly!
I will take a look at other Superstars of Rumbleslam in future articles!
You can pick up your copy of both The Gravedigger and Rumbleslam from TTCombat and all good games stockists NOW!