Undertaker Explains Why He Declined Initial WWE Hall Of Fame Offer

3 months ago by Taylor Sanchez

Undertaker Explains Why He Declined Initial WWE Hall Of Fame Offer

The Undertaker has recalled receiving his first offer to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, explaining why he chose to turn the honor down.

The Deadman will officially be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as part of the class of 2022.

Speaking with Dallas Morning News, the wrestling veteran revealed that he was initially offered his spot after Brock Lesnar conquered the streak at WrestleMania 30 in 2014.

Stating that he didn’t want to end his career on a match he couldn’t remember, Undertaker said:

“My goodness. I want to say it was after the (Brock Lesnar match at WrestleMania 30)Yeah, I think it was after that. In my head, I couldn’t end on a match that I didn’t remember. You know, I got concussed and I don’t remember even having that match.

“I wanted to at least have a match that I could remember. I kept working here and there for the next few years and then trying to leave on that upbeat note.

“Fortunately, we had the Boneyard Match and I said, ‘Alright, that’s it. I think I’m good. It’s time to call it a day.’ Now, here we are.”

Undertaker suffered a serious concussion during the bout, and was taken to hospital shortly after returning to the back. In several interviews, Undertaker has noted that he doesn’t remember most of that day.

The Deadman officially retired in 2020, last wrestling AJ Styles at WrestleMania 36 in a Boneyard match.

Also announced for the class of 2022 are Vader and Sharmell. The ceremony will air on April 1, the day before WrestleMania 38.

You can view the announced cards for WrestleMania Saturday (April 2) here, and WrestleMania Sunday (April 3) here.

Transcription via Fightful

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