The Undertaker’s remarkable career spans more than three decades, during which he has consistently sacrificed his body to captivate audiences and rightfully earned his status as a living legend. His influence on the professional wrestling industry is unmatched, as he has endured various eras in the business. Despite enduring significant physical strain, The Deadman has consistently delivered unforgettable performances, cementing his place as a timeless icon in the world of pro wrestling.
The Deadman was a fixture of WWE television for over thirty years, and he continued to be a highlight of WWE television since the early 90s. He finally retired at Survivor Series 2020 and even got inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame last year.
According to The Undertaker, he had raised concerns with Mick Foley on multiple occasions leading up to their now-legendary Hell in a Cell encounter in WWE. The match took place in 1998 at the King of the Ring event, eight months after the inaugural Hell in a Cell bout between The Undertaker and Shawn Michaels.
Foley was determined to create an unforgettable spectacle and had requested that his opponent toss him off the top of the steel structure. While speaking on the latest episode of A&E’s WWE Rivals series, Mick Foley revealed that The Deadman was strongly against his suggestion.
“Every day I would approach The Undertaker with the idea of starting the match on top of the cell, and every single day he shot it down.
He persisted. He really wanted to take that bump because he felt like it needed it. I end up asking him, ‘Mick, why do you wanna kill yourself?’ It was a serious moment. It got to the point, it was the day of, I [gave] a firm no, and somehow he got to Vince and convinced Vince that it was okay, and then they double-teamed me.”
The Undertaker also had an interesting segment with Bray Wyatt last month on Monday Night RAW. We will have to wait and see what’s next in store for the WWE Hall Of Famer, now that he is retired for good.
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