Among the matches that have made modern WWE history, it is impossible not to mention the magnificent battle between The Undertaker and Shawn Michaels that took place at WrestleMania 25. Marty Elias was the third person in the ring on the night HBK and the Deadman gave life to one of the most spectacular encounters of every era.
During a lengthy Sportskeeda interview, the former WWE referee recalled that epic match. Elias defined his assignment at WrestleMania 25 as the greatest moment of his career, so much so that he still gets excited today when he is asked to tell his feelings about it.
Elias on The Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels
“To be completely honest, this is a moment that I still struggle to remember today without getting excited. I have to pinch myself, otherwise, it makes me think it was just a dream.
Being chosen to referee that match filled me with pride, I had never been so nervous in my entire life. We were all aware that a legendary show was going to come out, so the tension was really sky high. People are still asking questions about that dispute, testifying to the enormous impact it has had.
It was undoubtedly the best moment of my career” - said Elias. “The match between Taker and HBK was a sort of icing on the cake for me. I had to do the apprenticeship for many years, I worked in the independent circuit for very little money, I happened to drive for hours and hours just to earn a few dollars, in addition to having often slept in the car.
That match elevated me to a higher main event status for the rest of my career. I will never forget the sensations I felt. In some ways, I will always be tied to Shawn Michaels and The Undertaker. It is as if you have been blessed.
Which superstars have I worked with best? Well, the list is very long. Triple H, Chris Jericho, Ricky Steamboat, Lance Cage, Trevor Murdoch, Jeff Hardy and many more,” he concluded. In a recent interview, Robbie revealed that she was a fan of The Undertaker growing up.
Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, The Deadman reacted to it, calling her 'one of the h*ttest actresses' in terms of her on-screen performances: “Obviously, it’s extremely flattering. She’s one of the h*ttest actresses out there in terms of what she’s putting out in her movies and that whole series.
It’s always cool to see people from different genres that are fans. 'Cause sometimes you forget that you’re also a form of entertainment and so people from different genres are fans of things too. I would've never placed that one but I thought it was really cool that she mentioned that," The Undertaker said.