• “I had to call an audible, I had to change things” – The Undertaker Recalls Losing To The Rock
During a recent appearance on Kevin Hart’s Cold As Balls, WWF/E Legend The Undertaker talked about losing to The Rock on an episode of RAW IS WAR in 1998.
The Deadman said Rock beating him wasn’t the plan, but he called an audible:
“Way back in the day, you could tell he was right there on the threshold. We were in a match on Monday Night RAW, a bunch of different things going on and it got kind of screwed up. I had to call an audible, I had to change things.
I’m the tenured vet there, right? I remember telling him, ‘it’s alright kid, it’s your night.’ He hit me with the Rock Bottom and beat me. It was the right thing to do for business.
I told Vince, I said, ‘look we were in trouble timewise’ and he goes, ‘anytime, I trust you.’”
Taker also commented on his retirement from in-ring competition:
“In my mind, I wanted to do it and in my heart, I still wanted to do it. But I realized, my body couldn’t do what it used to do. The injuries, I couldn’t even put a number on.
The surgeries, I’ve had upwards of 17/18 surgeries. Everybody feels like they’ve got to give that disclaimer right away, you know, ‘that sh*t’s not real is it?’ Well, it’s real enough to cause 17 surgeries.
People don’t realize that within the course of a match, you’re only a couple of inches away at any given time from something really catastrophic. Those two inches are a really great night or a really bad night.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (November 30, 1998) – WWF RAW IS WAR
On this day in 1998, the World Wrestling Federation aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF RAW IS WAR’.
It was broadcasted from the Baltimore Arena in Baltimore, Maryland and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Capital Carnage 1998’ PPV.
Here’s the match-card:
1. WWF World Tag Titles: New Age Outlaws vs. The Brood
2. Goldust vs. Jeff Jarrett
3. WWF Hardcore Title: Big Boss Man vs. Mankind
4. Duane Gill vs. Marc Mero
5. WWF European Title: Ken Shamrock vs. X-Pac
6. Val Venis vs. Tiger Ali Singh
7. WWF World Heavyweight Title: The Rock vs. Al Snow