The Undertaker is a legend in the world of professional wrestling. His undefeated streak at WrestleMania remains one of the greatest streaks in the history of the business. He gave more than three decades of his life to the business and The Undertaker’s contributions will never be forgotten.

Jeff Hardy has had a very successful career in WWE, both as a tag team competitor and also a remarkable singles career. Many fans would agree that The Undertaker was the one who first made Hardy shine as a singles competitor.

Many fans look back on the ladder match between Jeff Hardy and The Undertaker for the WWE Undisputed Title on Monday Night RAW in 2002 as the match that truly showed Hardy’s capability as a singles wrestler.

While speaking to talkSPORT, Jeff Hardy talked about that fateful match with The Undertaker. Hardy also recalled how he ticked off The Undertaker before the match, stating that the match itself was a miracle.

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“It was weird because ladders were like, my thing at the time. My big thing from the other TLC matches and whatnot. So for ‘Taker to do that for me was just huge for me in general, especially for my solo career without Matt, it just did wonders for me.

Just putting together sports with the Undertaker… One of my fondest memories was getting on his Harley [Davidson] out there and pretending I was doing a nac nac on a dirtbike and that pissed him off and he came after me [laughs]. 

The whole story of the underdog versus the man and the legend, but he couldn’t keep the underdog down no matter what he did to me and then the sign of respect at the end and me collapsing as RAW goes off the air with me looking at my hand like ‘did that really just happen?’ It was a miracle.”

Despite not winning the match, Hardy earned the respect of The Deadman and several fans. Jeff Hardy had worked hard to get where he is and he will always be grateful to The Undertaker for helping him get his first break.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet is a professional wrestling fan for over 22 years. He got captivated by the sport during the Monday Night Wars and has a passion for it ever since. He also enjoys TV shows, movies, anime, novels and music, which broadens his perspective and appreciation for wrestling. He is a knowledgeable and respected voice in the industry.

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