• The Undertaker Trained For A 45 Minute Match At WrestleMania 34, Says Vince McMahon Found It Funny
During an interview with Chris Van Vliet, The Undertaker talked about his preparation for WrestleMania 34 in 2018, where he defeated John Cena in just 2 minutes & 45 seconds.
Undertaker trained for a 45-minute match and was shocked when he arrived to the show and Vince McMahon told him that he’s got 5 minutes for his match.
Below is what the 2022 WWE Hall of Famer said:
“I get my hip fixed, I get a call, and they want me to work with (John) Cena. I’m like, oh crap, man. So, I trained, I know I’ve given you more than you asked for, but it was like, okay, this is my chance for redemption.
Because if you watched The Last Ride, you know how disappointed I was in my performance, and that I put myself in that situation because I just couldn’t physically get to where I needed to be for Roman, and how important that was.
And just as hard as I tried, I mean I trained like an animal, but I mean my hip just held me back, and I’m not making excuses, but that’s, that’s the extent of it.
So now I’ve got a new hip, and I’m like, oh man, and it’s Cena, and I was like, oh crap.
So, Vince called me and said what do you think? And I was like, I don’t know, I don’t, I haven’t really, I’ve rehabbed my hip, and I’m working out again, but I had no plans of getting back in the ring.
And so, I said, give me a few weeks. So, I get a ring shipped down here to Texas, and I rent a place, and I put the ring in this building, and I start training, and lo and behold, I can move again.
So, probably the hardest that I’ve ever trained, not ever, but the hardest I’ve been able to train in probably 10 years. And I was ready, man. I was, my cardio, I trained for like a 45-minute [match].
I didn’t know it was gonna be short till I got there that day. So, I’ve trained for a 45-minute war, right, and all right, here’s redemption.
I’m gonna, man, I am going to light this place on fire, I felt good. And Vince calls me into his office, and he goes okay, he says it’s just gonna be about 5 minutes, you’re gonna squash him. I’m like, what?
And Vince, he just thought that was the funniest [thing] because he knew how hard I’d been training. I mean, he, and I’m like, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no.
I said, I’m doing 30 or I’m not going out. And he’s like, ‘Mark, that’s not what we need’. And I’m like, ‘no Vince, where’s John? Where’s he at?’ So John comes in he goes, ‘Oh no. I talked mad smack about you, dude. Yeah, you need to beat me quick and get this over with’.
I’m like are you kidding me? It’s like we’ve never worked on pay-per-view are you [serious]? And this is WrestleMania, give me a break here.
And they both, they ganged up on me. I was finally, I threw my hands up. I was like, I can’t believe it, and Vince just thought that was the funniest thing because, like I said, I trained like an animal, I was so unbearable at home.
I mean, as far as my diet and the training and just all my protocols of recoup, rehab, it was a nightmare. I get there, and yeah, 5 minutes. And it was like that was it.”
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• Old School WWF Veteran Would Have Celebrated His Birthday
Today would have been the 68th birthday of Old School WWF Veteran “Quickdraw” Rick McGraw.
After touring the territories for a few years, McGraw joined the World Wrestling Federation in 1980 and wrestled for them till his death in 1985.
Among his most famous opponents during his WWF run were stars like Jesse Ventura, Bob Orton Jr., “The Macho Man” Randy Savage, Nikolai Volkoff, Paul Orndorff, … and many more.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY & † REST IN PEACE
March 19, 1955 – November 1, 1985