Winner of the Royal Rumble match in the 2007 edition, thanks to which he became the first wrestler in history to win the match as the last participant, The Undertaker among other awards is an eight-time world champion, having held five times the WWF/WWE Championship and three times the World Heavyweight Championship.
Record holder (101) in WWF/E pay-per-view events. In an interview with ComicBook.com, the 'Deadman' explained what his career trajectory would have been like if he had jumped to WCW in 1997-1998.
The Undertaker on WCW
“I honestly don’t think we’d be sitting here having this conversation right now.
I think I would have… Just with my own personal drive and my love of the business, I think I would have bounced back. And Vince being the businessman that he is and to his credit, a more forgiving soul than me, I’m sure that I would have probably come back at some point.
But the legacy and everything wouldn’t have been the same if I had left. I would have had to start over and thinking about it now, it seems like it would have been a catastrophic mistake if I had really entertained it and made that decision.
I was never anywhere close to making that decision. I mean, I listened to some conversations, but every plus that I could come up with I can come up with five minuses. And I always knew at some point, Vince and the WWE were going to turn it around and they did.
And I’m glad that I stayed and everything worked out, but I don’t think my career would have been what it is if I had made that jump in WCW" - The Undertaker said. On not being on board with throwing Mick Foley off the cell in their Hell in a Cell match, The Undertaker added: “The only thing that I can think of, and we all know how this story turns out.
I wasn’t on board really for throwing Mick Foley off the cell. I mean, I knew where he was coming from… but I wasn’t really sold on it. And many times I told Mick, I was like, “Mick, we don’t need to do that”.
I said, “we can make this great”. And he was dead-set. And then we got Vince on board with him and I was like, “Okay. I just want to go on record as saying that I’m not really comfortable with this,” but obviously I wasn’t the one getting thrown off the cell”.