Comparing Bay Area Sports Stars to WWE Wrestlers

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Madison Bumgarner
Mar 4, 2016; Goodyear, AZ, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner (40) throws a pitch during the second inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Goodyear Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports /

Madison Bumgarner is…The Undertaker

The Undertaker has been the longstanding Face of Fear in the WWE. His gimmick is supposed to make you afraid. “The Demon of Death Valley”, as they call him is a demonic and twisted superstar who has been with the WWE for over 20 years.

While the WWE was the WWF and even into the WWE era, the Undertaker sported long black hair. He was easily recognizable. During his later run with the company, Undertaker has shaved his head. But fans still recognize and cheer for their beloved superstar.

The Deadmen is most recognized for his streak at WrestleMania. He won 21 consecutive matches at the Grandest Stage of Them All before finally losing to Brock Lesnar. Undertaker is also a three time WWF/E champion and a three time World Heavyweight champion.

The Undertaker is supposed to scare you. No wrestler should be excited to fight the Undertaker, they should be scared from his long entrance to his eyes rolling into the back of his head.

And minus the smoke and Tombstone Pile drivers, Madison Bumgarner is the culmination of the aura of fear that is the Undertaker.

Bumgarner has become one of the best pitchers in the MLB. No team is happy to face him due to his dominant stuff. For his career, Bumgarner has a 85-58 record with a 3.04 ERA and 1130 strikeouts. He has made the All-Star Game in each of the last three season.

Having almost a sub-three ERA after seven years in the league is extremely impressive. He has been consistent in his domination of the oppositions. And like the Undertaker, Bumgarner has gone through a makeover over the offseason.

He traded in his flowing locks and long beard for a clean shaven approach. While MadBum may look much more baby-like this season, he surely will still be feared on the mound.

The Undertaker is WWE’s face of fear, and with Bumgarner pitching the way he has over his career, he is MLB’s face of fear.

Next: Sonny Bray