One of the more famous matches The Undertaker has had in recent years was his encounter with Shane McMahon. The two wrestled inside Hell in a Cell at WrestleMania 32 and while it was not a great match it was memorable.
Now, we have an idea of how it came together. Shane McMahon recently spoke with ESPN about his relationship with Undertaker and talked about getting a call about a potential match ahead of WrestleMania.
Here is the quote:
“The whole reason for the Hell in a Cell match we had at WrestleMania 32 goes back to a couple of major factors. I had a hiatus from the company for a while prior to that. My three boys had never seen me perform live. They’re the main reason I changed my life around, to be more involved in their personal lives. They had asked about me doing it again, and I figured if the right scenario ever came around, I would consider it. One day, I get a call from my friend Mr. Calaway. He says, ‘What do you think?’ And I ask, ‘About what?’ And he says, ‘Me and you.’ My gut was that I didn’t want to say no, which stunned me. So I told him to run it by the boss and see what he thought. Taker called Vince. My dad called me. And the rest is history,”
The three of us started thinking about this match as a special attraction, and the story was about my comeback after seven years, for control of the company — which was a great little family dynamic, because you never know with the McMahons what’s real and what’s not — and that I’d have to get in there with Vince’s chosen representative, and it’ll be a Hell in a Cell,”
Undertaker was able to defeat McMahon in the match after Shane missed an elbow off the top of the cage.
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