Talk about dodging a big mistake. There is no one in wrestling history like the Undertaker. When he was brought into the WWF in 1990, it wasn’t so much to create the next Hulk Hogan but rather the next Andre the Giant: a special attraction who feels larger than life and could be a star for years to come. You can’t replace Andre the Giant, but Undertaker has created one of the all time great legacies with a WWE career approaching thirty years. That career will be looked at in a long interview with Steve Austin this weekend, but one story has already made the air.
On Sunday, WWE will be airing a show called Broken Skull Sessions with Austin interviewing the Undertaker. The interview is set to run about two hours and will be the first ever long form Undertaker interview ever released by WWE. Undertaker almost never speaks out of character, making this a fairly anticipated interview. One topic that will be discussed is Undertaker coming into the company and what he thought might happen to him.
WWE has released a clip from the interview with Undertaker taking about the preparation for coming into the WWF at Survivor Series 1990. In the buildup to the show, a giant egg had been shown on television, with promises that it would be hatching at Survivor Series. As a result, Undertaker convinced himself that he would be made into the Egg Man, to the point where he was making himself sick over the idea. Instead he was a mystery partner for Ted DiBiase’s Survivor Series team.
It was a big relief. Check out Undertaker’s thoughts, what he became, and what was really in that egg:
Opinion: I believe the term “thank goodness” is appropriate here. Undertaker would go on to become one of the biggest stars in wrestling history while the Gobbledy Gooker is one of the most legendary disasters the company has ever presented. Can you imagine the disaster it would have been had Undertaker popped out of an egg like that? It would have been one of the biggest wasted opportunities of all time so thankfully sanity prevailed.
What is your favorite Undertaker moment? What is next for him? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. His latest book is KB’s Complete 2004 Monday Night Raw Reviews.
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