The Undertaker pays tribute to Kane
by SIMONE BRUGNOLI | VIEW 58603
Throughout his long career, The Undertaker has had the opportunity to confront legends such as Shawn Michaels, Triple H and Brock Lesnar. The Gravedigger has transcended wrestling, entering the collective imagination thanks also to his iconic gimmick.
The former heavyweight champion officially retired from wrestling at the 2020 Survivor Series, not before receiving an emotional tribute from his lifelong friends. Barring sensational and unlikely twists, the last match played by the 'Phenom' will remain the one against AJ Styles at WrestleMania 36.
Within the docu-series 'The Last Ride', the Deadman confided that he could no longer sustain the efforts required by professional wrestling and that he did not want to ruin his image. Taker will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by Vince McMahon himself, fitting recognition for a legendary superstar.
Guest in the latest edition of the 'Sports Guys Talking Wrestling' podcast, Undertaker praised his great friend Kane.
The Undertaker praises Kane
“During my 30-year career, I have been given the opportunity to work with so many formidable wrestlers” - began The Undertaker.
“I think my battles with Kane stayed mostly in the hearts of the fans, as it was a sibling rivalry. I think people reflected on what they were seeing. Kane has always been a dominant athlete from a physical point of view, so we were able to bring out the best in each other.
It is no coincidence that the Brothers of Destruction have become so iconic” - he added. The Digger also spoke of NXT: “The work of a wrestler is not limited to winning or losing a match, it is much more complex.
There must be a love/hate relationship between the superstar and the fans if you know what I mean. This is the hardest part of our job. What distinguishes a simple wrestler from a well-rounded performer is precisely the ability to get in touch with the public.
NXT represents an excellent expedient for nurturing young talents." Speaking on Rene Dupree’s Cafe de Rene podcast, Hassan said the company originally intended to give him a major push that summer: “I was gonna beat The Undertaker at The Great American Bash, and from there I was gonna wrestle Batista in Washington D.C.
at SummerSlam. It was supposed to be like the F-U from the Arab to the United States. I was gonna beat Batista, who was from D.C, hometown boy, big babyface, in D.C. to win the Heavyweight title”.