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Former WWE Referee Reveals How The Undertaker’s Streak Almost Ended Accidentally

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• Old School WWF Veteran Celebrates His Birthday

Old School World Wrestling Federation Veteran The Brooklyn Brawler (Real name: Steve Lombardi) celebrates his 59th birthday today.

Lombardi was under WWF/WWE contract from 1983 until he was released from World Wrestling Entertainment 33 years later, in 2016.

He also portrayed several other characters on WWF TV over the years, such as Kim Chee, The Red Knight, Doink (one of many) & ‘MVP’ Abe “Knuckleball” Schwartz.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BROOKLYN BRAWLER!

• Former WWE Referee Reveals How The Undertaker’s Streak Almost Ended Accidentally

In 2009 at WrestleMania 25, The Undertaker defeated Shawn Michaels in the best WWE match of all time and took his then perfect WrestleMania record to 17-0.

However, the streak could’ve ended that night.

During an appearance on Talk Is Jericho podcast, former WWE referee Marty Elias talked about how the cameraman, who was actually WWE wrestler Deuce (son of Jimmy Snuka), failed to catch The Undertaker during the suicide dive over the top rope by not being in the right position and almost costing Undertaker his streak.

Due to that nasty landing, Taker suffered a lot of injuries:

“[Taker] had a concussion. He fractured his pinky and his ring finger and he fractured his collarbone on that…Right here I’m selling and I’m selling more because I have no idea what’s going on because when Shawn threw me against the barricade, I didn’t see [the dive] and my earpiece broke so nobody was in my ear.”

Marty then noted that Taker told him after this spot that if he fails to get in the ring before the count of 10, then he should legit count him out and end the match, and end the streak as well:

“The only thing I was given instruction was by Taker and he said ‘if I don’t make it back in, you shoot count me out’.”

HBK told Marty during the match to drag the count and make sure Taker is alright. The match continued and Taker walked out of the match still undefeated at WrestleMania. Taker was loopy after the match in the trainer’s room due to the injuries he suffered during the bout.

Marty revealed that Bill Watts praised his work in this match during the WrestleMania 25 after party.

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