One of the most legendary, iconic and historical characters in WWE history is undoubtedly The Undertaker, the most famous undertaker on American TV, who for 30 years has trod the rings all over the world, together with the company of Vince McMahon.
Over the course of his career, the most well-known Deaman in the world has had the most important feuds of WWF/E, going up against sacred monsters such as Hulk Hogan, Ultimate Warrior, Kurt Angle, Ric Flair, Shawn Michaels and even John Cena.
Among the many things that Undertaker has managed to carry on for many years, there is also that famous Wrestlemania streak, which culminated in the defeat of Wrestlemania 30, against Brock Lesnar, which shocked the whole world after more than 20 years of winning matches, which no one thought could ever end.
Even at that juncture, one of the people who had pushed with the Chairman to make something like this happen was the Deadman, who has always been inclined to lose in order to give his opponent positive feedback, which only a great professional would do.
Jim Ross opens up on The Undertaker
In the last episode of his Grilling JR, the well-known WWE commentator who currently works on AEW TV screens, Jim Ross, wanted to tell about the first defeat that The Undertaker suffered against Mick Foley when Foley had recently been hired by the then WWF and which was a real lesson for the rest of the roster who didn't want to take jobs.
At the time there was, in fact, Vader, a well-known historical wrestler of the WWF as well as of the WCW and of Japan, who refused at the end of the 90s to lose against some important athletes of the Vince McMahon-owned federation, so as not to disfigure the monster heel gimmick that he had built.
in the land of the rising sun. So The Undertaker decided to lose against a Mick Foley who had just arrived to the WWE scene, but who had already made it clear that he had great qualities, with JR sharing: "I found the thing really rational and also like it was a wash of the head for the others, this thing that The Undertaker could and wanted to lose while the others did not, like Vader.
We could never find a solution with Ahmed, you know, there were too many guys who needed to be protected in their opinion, but Taker I think was the only one who said 'What the hell are we doing here? Can no one lose anymore? I'll show you how to do it And it worked.
As I have already told you, with this, he was able to launch a phenomenal program, which also lasted for quite some time with Mankind."