The Undertaker is regarded as one of the best wrestlers of the company and of all time. In 2012 the well-known Imagine Games Network (IGN) website ranked him second among "The 50 best wrestlers of all time" In 2013 the British website Digital Spy recognized him as "The greatest WWE superstar of all time", while in 2015 the British newspaper The Daily Telegraph further named him "World's greatest sportsman" sports in the world ").
In a recent interview, he revealed how The Undertaker's Starrcast II appearance resulted in a falling out with Vince McMahon.
The Undertaker on his appearance at Starrcast II
"It was an investment I made in the character," The Undertaker explained.
"I didn't think people would have accepted the character the way they did, and the way they have, if I'm out here doing these other things. And then, I'm this guy here, but then I'm this guy here, which nowadays, it's just normal.
So, I started working with a social media group that was trying to get my name out there, and exposure, and endorsements, and doing some other things. I had agreed to do an autograph signing at Starrcast II in Las Vegas. It wasn't pitched to me that the other company had a show that was running another show right parallel to this autograph signing.
I was oblivious. I wasn't even keeping up with what was going on, or anything like that. Vince calls me and he says, 'What are you doing?,'" The Undertaker recalled. "I said I was doing this signing. He goes, 'But yeah, you've got all these people thinking you're going to do this [AEW PPV].
I thought, 'Well, that's stupid. Anybody that knows anything about me knows that I'm not going to a different company. I've been here forever. I ain't going anywhere. I'm not going to jump ship to go to [AEW].
Why would I?' Vince and I had a little bit of a falling out over it and I understand where he was coming from. He [has] got a business to run and I understand his position, but I also had a position of my own that needed to be understood.
And we didn't talk for a little while, and then, we both let our guard down enough to talk. And then, we had things worked out. It [has] all been sunshine and rainbows since" - he concluded. Back in February 2019, The Undertaker signed a deal to appear at Starrcast II over AEW Double Or Nothing weekend.