• The Undertaker Explains Why Retiring In Front Of 0 Fans Was Easy
During an interview with CBS Sports, The Undertaker talked about his in-ring retirement from 2020, which took place in front of 0 fans, and his upcoming WWE Hall Of Fame induction.
Below are the highlights:
On his Hall Of Fame induction this Friday:
“The short answer is extremely special. The long answer is it’s extremely nerve-wracking.
I’ve wrestled in front of 100,000-plus crowds [and] not bat an eye about it.
I can get in front of thousands and thousands of people as The Undertaker and cut a promo on somebody. I don’t think twice about it.
But what’s going to happen at the Hall of Fame is, yes, you’re going to get a kind of a retrospective of The Undertaker and his 30-plus years with the company, but you’re going to get a look behind the curtain at Mark Calaway.
What all of those things that people have been so attached to for all those years, you’re going to find out what those things have meant to me personally.”
On why retiring during a pandemic with no fans was easy:
“The retirement was during the pandemic and it was what it was. That was easy. I mean, it was hard for me to say that I’m retiring, but it was easy because there was nobody there.
Now I’m going to be making eye contact with 15,000 to 20,000 people and try to keep my composure. There are going to be some emotional moments, I’m sure.
At this point, I’m extremely honored that I’m being inducted. I’m honored and I’m excited to be able to share some things with the fans who have been with me all these years. It’s really exciting.”
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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (March 31, 1996) – WWF WrestleMania 12
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on March 31, 1996, the World Wrestling Federation aired ‘WrestleMania 12’ LIVE on PPV from the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim in Anaheim, California.
This was the 12th annual WrestleMania event with the inaugural WrestleMania happening in 1985. Even nowadays WrestleMania is still by far the biggest professional wrestling event on the planet each year.
Here are the PPV results:
The British Bulldog, Owen Hart & Vader defeated Ahmed Johnson, Jake Roberts & Yokozuna
Hollywood Backlot Brawl: Roddy Piper defeated Goldust
Stone Cold Steve Austin defeated Savio Vega
The Ultimate Warrior defeated Hunter Hearst Helmsley
The Undertaker defeated Diesel
Iron Man match – WWF World Heavyweight Championship: Shawn Michaels defeated Bret Hart (c)