A wrestling legend gave strange advice to The Undertaker



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A wrestling legend gave strange advice to The Undertaker

The Undertaker has written unforgettable pages of history in his long tenure in WWE. His nearly 30-year career in this business came to an end last year when he received a beautiful tribute from his colleagues and friends at the Survivor Series.

Barring sensational and unlikely twists, the last match played by the 'Deadman' will therefore remain the controversial 'Boneyard Match' against AJ Styles at WrestleMania 36. Inside the documentary 'The Last Ride', the former champion of the world has hinted that his physique can no longer bear the efforts required to be a top-level wrestler.

In the latest edition of 'SmackTalk', the show organized by Sportskeeda, the legendary Dutch Mantell - known to many WWE fans as Zeb Colter - detailed his first meeting with a young Mark Calaway.

Last year The Undertaker finally exited WWE

“I immediately understood that The Undertaker had enormous potential, he was tall, he had uncommon athletic skills, he was very intelligent and knew how to move despite his young age,” recalled Dutch Mantell.

“He wanted to go to WWF right away, but I told him it wouldn't be a good move for him at the time. Timing is key in this area. I thought he was in danger of getting burned if he went so early. I suggested that he fight WCW first so that Vince McMahon could gradually discover his talent.

One of the secrets to getting along with Vince is always making him think that it's his idea of ​​him," he added. The opportunity came thanks to a fortuitous case: "I remember we were in Nashville and we weren't doing well from an economic point of view.

We were lucky because Sid Vicious just got hurt, so we had to look for another massive athlete. Undertaker was the ideal man for that role. I told him he could start the following Monday and he gave an affirmative answer” - he commented.

Last year, The Undertaker finally exited WWE after a long and fulfilling career in the ring. While the last few years were not the most graceful, The Deadman left WWE a legend — one that wrestling fans will never forget.

The announcement came in the form of the WWE documentary — The Last Ride. Following the documentary, Survivor Series saw his final appearance where he bid farewell to the fans. His last match remained one of his best, where he wrestled AJ Styles in a cinematic Boneyard match.

The Undertaker mentioned that he's prepared to move on to the next phase of his career. He will no longer be wrestling in the ring, but he could find something new to do outside the ring.