The Undertaker is a huge name in the world of pro wrestling. He is a WWE Hall of Famer and enjoys immense popularity among his fans. He retired from pro wrestling long ago. Meanwhile, his wrestling stories are still a hot topic of discussion among his fans. With that, now it seems ‘The Deadman’ was once ready to beat a fellow Hall of Famer.
Previously, at WrestleMania 14, Shawn Michaels and Stone Cold Steve Austin were set to face each other for the WWF Championship. The storyline was that Michaels would drop the WWF title to Austin. However, Michaels teased not dropping the title to Stone Cold. With that, ‘The Deadman’ was ready to beat ‘The Heartbreak Kid’ if he didn’t do his job.
The Undertaker previously appeared for an interview with The New York Post. During that, he opened up about the incident involving Michaels and shed light on whether he was indeed going to beat up the fellow Hall of Famer. The Phenom said that during the early years of his career, he didn’t care for Michaels. He thought that HBK was arrogant.
Talking about WrestleMania 14, Taker then added, “Shawn, everyone knows the story, is supposed to drop the belt to Steve. Shawn was being Shawn in my opinion and like I didn’t know if he was gonna do it. My intention was to make sure one way or another business was done that night”.
He revealed that he was going to “smash” Michaels if he didn’t drop the belt to Steve Austin. The Deadman said, “The whole time in my head I’m like, ‘I was gonna smash you if you didn’t drop that belt to Steve… that’s the story. I was sitting there hands taped ready to do whatever I needed to be done”.
However, as is known to all, Taker didn’t have to take the extreme step since Shawn dropped the title to Stone Cold Steve Austin at WrestleMania 14. In fact, Taker mentioned during the interview that the two legends have mended the broken fences, and he loves HBK like anything as of now.
Shawn Michaels opens up on The Undertaker and WrestleMania 14 situation
The situation prior to WrestleMania 14 became really tense between The Undertaker and Shawn Michaels. It seems ‘The Phenom’ was indeed ready to beat up ‘HBK’ if things didn’t go the way they did. However, while Taker shared his side of the story, Michaels also opened up about the incident.
Previously, Shawn Michaels spoke to ‘Sports Illustrated’. During that, he addressed the WrestleMania 14 situation. He said, “Back then, Mark didn’t like me”. HBK then went on to reveal that Taker never said anything to his face.
Shawn said, “Mark went to everybody and told them, ‘If this doesn’t go down the way it should, I’m going to have a big problem and Shawn is going to have a big problem. I’ll go over there and beat the heck out of him.’ But he never had to say anything to me”.
The WWE Hall of Famer then went on to state that his intention at Mania was to drop the title to Austin. However, he wanted to make “everybody sweat it out and make them think I wasn’t”. He added that he successfully accomplished it.
However, as of now, both WWE legends have come a long way since then. They have both retired from pro wrestling. In fact, Michaels is the Senior Vice President of Talent Development Creative at WWE. On the other hand, The Undertaker has been enjoying his life after retirement and keeps making sporadic appearances in the Triple H-led promotion.
Thus, though Taker and ‘HBK’ are currently apart from each other, their names can often be heard together even today. Their fans would wait to see if the duo ever appeared together on WWE television once again in the upcoming days.