WWE Hall of Famer Teddy Long remains one of the most beloved figures in the history of WWE. His comedic timing made him huge attraction as the Smackdown General Manager. He also had a good relationship with Vince McMahon, who actually inspired him to come up with one of his most iconic catchphrases.

Long would become arguably the most iconic General Manager, being famous for dancing to his own theme song and having famous catchphrases. This included him booking stars in a match against The Undertaker.

Many were overcome with terror when hearing the news from Long that they “will go one on one, with The Undertaker!” While speaking on the One on One podcast, Teddy Long recalled how Vince McMahon helped inspire him to come up with that catchphrase featuring The Undertaker.

“Vince McMahon had sent Stephanie McMahon out there to make an introduction, and when Stephanie came back, Vince commented that he wanted a little bit more enthusiasm on the introduction.


“He really wanted to build the guy up when introducing. So, I was standing there and listening; I didn’t say anything.

“So, what I did was when I got to the promo with The Undertaker, that’s when I remembered what Vince said to build him up.

“That’s when I said, “One-on-one with The Undertaker. And that’s how it all started.”

Teddy Long also doesn’t know why WWE didn’t invite him to his Hall Of Fame Ceremony. Regardless, Long is happy with his life in general and that’s all that matters.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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