The Undertaker will forever be regarded as a legend in the world of professional wrestling. His contributions to the business will never be forgotten as he has given 30 years of his life and sacrificed his body. It seems the Deadman even had an interest in competing in the MMA world.
The Undertaker had his final match against AJ Styles at WrestleMania 36 in a Boneyard match. The match was a resounding success and received a lot of critical praise from fans and Superstars alike.
The Undertaker retired at Survivor Series pay-per-view last year and since then has remained retired. The Deadman also made it clear a return match simply wouldn’t be a good idea.
While speaking on the Shan and RJ Radio Show, The Undertaker revealed what he believed Vince McMahon’s reaction would be had he stepped into the world of MMA in the past.
“It was probably 15 years ago, maybe more. UFC was really coming along, and I’ve always liked tests, testing myself in one way or another. I boxed a little coming up as a kid in my late teens but I think if I had had any kind of wrestling pedigree, I might have just tried to dip my toe in there. My love has always been for the WWE and what we do.
I just thoroughly enjoy what we do. Occasionally, you want to test the waters and see how you match up with people’s different genres and sports. That was probably the biggest reason why I didn’t, and probably Vince would’ve had a coronary. He would’ve said, ‘You want to do what?’ He would’ve probably balked at the idea, but I think if I had a stronger amateur wrestling background, I might have tested the waters.”
The Undertaker also recently revealed that he would’ve joined the army if pro wrestling didn’t work out for him. The Undertaker has been enjoying his life in retirement since then but had also mentioned earlier that he wanted to mentor young WWE talents. We will have to see what is next in store for the Phenom.
h/t to Wrestling Inc for the quotes
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