• The Undertaker Turned Down A WWE Hall Of Fame Induction In 2015
During an interview with Dallas Morning News, The Undertaker talked about getting inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame this year and originally turning down the induction in 2015.
Below are the highlights:
On getting inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame this year:
“I’m a bit overwhelmed right now with the speech. It’s the closest thing that I’ve had to do since putting a WrestleMania match together.
I’ve been pretty much pressure free for the last couple of years since the Boneyard match.
After a 30 plus year career with the WWE, the speech, and trying to be different, and not give the same thing that most people do, it’s become a task all to itself.”
On previously turning down a Hall Of Fame induction:
“This is actually the second time that I was invited to the Hall Of Fame, so I wasn’t as shocked this time. I turned it down the first time because I knew I had unfinished business.
I wasn’t at that place yet where I was ready to let go and say that it’s over.
So, this time I have made my peace, and I am just honored and humbled that they would induct me.”
On turning down the HOF induction in 2015, after losing to Brock Lesnar in 2014 at WrestleMania 30:
“It was, I want to say after the Brock WrestleMania, I think it was after that. In my head, I couldn’t end on a match that I didn’t remember. I got concussed and I don’t remember even having that match.
So, I wanted to at least have a match that I could remember, so I kept working here and there for the next few years, trying to leave on that upbeat note.
Fortunately, we had the Boneyard match and I said, ‘alright, that’s it. I think I’m good, it’s time to call it a day.’ Now here we are.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (March 17, 1997) – WWF Monday Night RAW
On this day in 1997, the World Wrestling Federation aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Monday Night RAW’.
It was broadcasted from the Onondaga War Memorial in Syracuse, New York and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF WrestleMania 13’ PPV.
Here’s the match-card:
1. Legion of Doom vs. Savio Vega & Crush
2. Hunter Hearst Helmsley vs. Flash Funk
3. Mini Goldust & Mascarita Sagrada Jr. vs. Mini Mankind & Mini Vader
4. The Sultan vs. Mike Bell
5. Davey Boy Smith vs. Vader
6. Billy Gunn vs. Erin Furgueson
7. Steel Cage Match: Sid Vicious vs. Bret Hart