While speaking with Alex McCarthy of talkSPORT and Wrestling Daily ahead of Survivor Series this weekend, The Undertaker revealed that he didn’t want to wrestle an iconic match against a current WWE star.
A match that fans look back very fondly on is The Undertaker’s ladder match from an episode of Raw in 2002 with Jeff Hardy. However, ‘Taker revealed that he initially wasn’t best pleased at being booked in the match:
“I do remember getting to the arena that day and I had no clue I was in a ladder match until I got there. I was like ‘hmmmm’ – I wasn’t real thrilled about it! I was like it’s really not my forte, it’s not what I do best”.
However, “The Deadman” then revealed that he enjoyed being taken out of his comfort zone and doing his best to shine a positive light on Jeff Hardy:
“But it did put a shine on Jeff and the things that he did. It was good because it took me out of my comfort zone, made me try and reach for something else because I wanted the match to obviously be successful and we were fortunate that it was very successful. Those are the kind of things that happen that just help you creatively because you do get comfortable sometimes doing the same things. It pushed me and it allowed me to push Jeff and him be able to shine in his kind of match. So I’m very proud that match. I think it might have been the only [ladder] match I was ever in. I can’t think of the top of my head of another one. So we got it right the first time, we didn’t have to do it again!”