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Rehearsals For Undertaker’s Legendary WrestleMania Match Finish Failed 3 Times

The Undertaker WrestleMania 36

WrestleMania 25 in 2009 saw Shawn Michaels, also known as Mr. WrestleMania, come tantalizingly close to besting The Undertaker and breaking The Streak.

However, it was Undertaker’s decisive second Tombstone Piledriver, executed flawlessly after intercepting Michaels’ Moonsault mid-air, that extended his unparalleled WrestleMania undefeated streak to an impressive 17-0.

On his ‘Six Feet Under’ podcast, The Deadman unveiled a behind-the-scenes anecdote, revealing the challenges he and Shawn faced while rehearsing the match’s finish.

Despite encountering difficulties in practice, failing three times to execute the planned sequence, they opted to trust their instincts for the live performance. Their gamble paid off, delivering a finale that left an indelible mark on WWE lore.

Here’s what The Phenom said:

“Only did it once. We practiced it and we could never get it; we just said, ‘F**k it, we’ll do it tomorrow’, and we hit it; we tried it three times the night before, I missed him every time. We do it in the show and it was perfect.”

The following year, they would clash again at WrestleMania, with Michaels ultimately losing and retiring from in-ring competition, adhering to the match stipulation.

Though Undertaker hasn’t wrestled an actual match since WrestleMania 36, his aura remains undiminished.

A surprise appearance at WWE WrestleMania 40, where he intervened in a high-stakes match between Roman Reigns and Cody Rhodes for the WWE Championship, underscored his enduring presence.

Fans eagerly anticipate his next resurrection, wondering when The Deadman will once again grace WWE television screens.

As WrestleMania lore continues to evolve, the clash between Undertaker and Michaels at WrestleMania 25 will forever stand as a testament to the artistry and drama that define professional wrestling at its finest.

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