The Undertaker will forever be remembered as one of the greatest pro wrestlers to have ever stepped foot inside the squared circle. He gave more than three decades of his life to the business and The Undertaker’s contributions will never be forgotten.

Before embracing his Deadman persona, The Undertaker used to be a big name in the Continental Wrestling Association. The Undertaker was known as the Master of Pain and was managed by Dutch Mantell.

While speaking on Smack Talk, Dutch Mantell recalled the time he and The Undertaker were handcuffed and nearly arrested at gunpoint by police officers during a trip from Louisville to Nashville.

“We were coming back, we’d wrestled in Louisville, Kentucky. We were driving back to Nashville, it’s about 160 miles, and we were driving down the road, we had another guy in the car with us. All of a sudden, we were almost to the Tenessee line and the lights come on…Kentucky trooper pulled us over. Taker was driving, I said, “Are you speeding?”, and he said, “No!”. So when he pulled us over, we moved over to the side and the spotlight comes on.

You don’t usually expect that, and then on the loudspeaker he said, “Driver of the vehicle, with your left hand reach over pull the key out of the ignition and drop them on the pavement!”. So he (Taker) did and then he said, “Driver of the vehicle, exit the vehicle with your back facing this way and walk backwards”, and I went, “What the hell! This is not like any traffic stop! What are they looking for?”, and I look back and there is Mark walking back and there is the cop on his knees with a gun and he was aiming it at Mark,”

Both of them were handcuffed and both city and state patrols were there at the scene. The Undertaker and Dutch Mantell were released only after their car had been torn apart. Mantell later discovered that the police were on the lookout for a gun after a call had come in, which identified their car as possible transport for a drug run.

This was certainly a shocking incident and we simply cannot imagine what The Undertaker and Dutch Mantell were going through when it happened. Thankfully, they were released and they were not charged.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet has been a massive fan of professional wrestling for over 22 years, since the early days of the Monday Night Wars. Aside from wrestling, he also is into TV shows, movies, Anime, novels and a lot of music.

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