• “I was fine all the way until that first ballyhoo of fireworks” – The Undertaker On Missing WrestleMania 37
During a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, The Undertaker talked about missing WrestleMania 37 earlier this month.
Here’s what The American Badass said:
“I was fine all the way until that first ballyhoo of fireworks.
Fortunately, I was home, which made it a little easier, but going through the show and watching, I kept thinking to myself, ‘You should be there.’
About halfway through that night [at WrestleMania 36] with AJ [Styles], I knew that was it for me. It became really obvious throughout the course of that night that I could no longer physically do things the way I want to do them, and I refuse to ever shortcut our fans.
Usually around October, I start getting my body ready for WrestleMania. I didn’t train a lot this year, purposely building in a safety net that way. So I was at peace with everything.
I had to work through that. It’s a little difficult once WrestleMania starts. I started second-guessing myself. So much of my history revolves around WrestleMania.
There was a bit of an emotional tug of the heartstrings watching this year, but it’s time for me to step aside and let this next generation have the reins and go where they’re going to go.”
The Undertaker officially retired from in-ring competition in WWE in 2020 after picking up his record 25th WrestleMania win.
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• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (April 23, 2000) – WWF Sunday Night HEAT
On this day in 2000, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Sunday Night HEAT’.
It was taped at the First Union Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Backlash 2000’ PPV.
The match-card can be found right here:
1. Hardy Boys vs. Al Snow & Steve Blackman
2. Hardcore Holly vs. Perry Saturn
3. WWF Light Heavyweight Title – Triple Threat: Scotty 2 Hotty vs. Dean Malenko vs. TAKA Michinoku
4. Faarooq vs. Bull Buchanan