For many years, WWE fans had been demanding that a dream match be organized between The Undertaker and John Cena at WrestleMania. Their wishes were finally granted in the 34th edition of the 'Showcase of the Immortals', but everyone's hopes were dashed by the progress of the meeting.
In fact, the challenge lasted less than three minutes, essentially acting as a ploy to restore the image of the Undertaker after the sensational defeat with Roman Reigns in Mania the previous year. The 16-time world champion, increasingly committed to Hollywood and far from wrestling, has therefore agreed to contribute to the redemption of the 'Phenom'
The 'Cenation' leader played his last fight at WrestleMania last year when he was subjugated by The Fiend in one of the most controversial moments of the entire show. In the latest edition of 'UnSKripted' with Dr.
Chris Featherstone, John Cena Sr. answered a lot of questions from fans.
Why was John Cena vs. The Undertaker at WrestleMania 34 so short?
“There have been so many encounters of my son John Cena that have remained etched in my mind, it is not easy to choose just one.
For sure, the match that struck me least was the one with The Undertaker at WrestleMania, I would have expected something other than a quickie. Two minutes and it was already over," he declared without hesitation. A few days ago, the announcement came that The Great Khali will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.
The ceremony, which will be pre-recorded, will air on April 6. “I wouldn't want to get into trouble, but it seems to have become increasingly difficult to find credible names to induct into the Hall of Fame. We are talking about a recognition that should be accorded only to those athletes able to overcome the boundaries of wrestling.
I have nothing personal against Khali, he is a great human being, I have had the opportunity to meet him a couple of times and he has made a great impression on me. But I can't understand the reason for his entry into the HOF,” said John Cena Sr.
The Great Khali made his WWE debut on SmackDown in April 2006. He came out along with Daivari and attacked The Undertaker, leaving him crumpled in the middle of the ring. Khali made his in-ring debut a few weeks later, destroying Funaki.
Khali went on to secure his first World Heavyweight Championship in July 2007, winning a 20-man battle royal match for the title. His reign ended after losing a triple threat match against Batista and Rey Mysterio. Khali also had a run as the Punjabi Playboy later on in his WWE career, managed by Ranjin Singh.
The Great Khali's last match in WWE came in April 2018 at the Greatest Royal Rumble pay-per-view. At the event, he took part in the 50-man Royal Rumble match.