The Undertaker is a legend in the pro wrestling world, where he gave more than thirty years of his life to the business. However, everyone has humble beginnings and that is also the case for The Deadman.
The Undertaker began his pro wrestling career in June 1987 at a WCWA event, where he competed as Texas Red in a match against Bruiser Brody.
While speaking to The Joe Rogan Experience podcast, The Undertaker delved into details regarding his first-ever pro wrestling match. The Phenom revealed that he hit Brody in the face with the palm of his hand by mistake, after which Brody legitimately hit him in the jaw with a huge kick.
“The temperature in the room changed a little bit at that moment. So we tie up again, I’m about to shoot him across the ring. I’m yelling, I’m gonna hit him with a clothesline. So as I [throw Bruiser Brody] I’m like, ‘Clothesline!’ He comes off the ropes like a bullet, like a six-foot-five, 300-pound bullet, and he kicks me square in my f***ing jaw.”
The Deadman then said that he lost consciousness, after which Brody threw him out of the ring and hit him over the head with a folding chair.
Brody then proceeded to hit The Undertaker in the head once again after returning to the ring. The Deadman said that he deserved the beating and it was a necessary lesson for him.
“I deserved it. He was giving me a lesson that I needed to learn. Anyway, a couple of minutes later, boom, he pins me, and that was it.”
The Deadman revealed that he thanked Bruiser Brody backstage after the conclusion of the match. Brody told The Undertaker to relax in his upcoming matches, which he certainly remembered.