“Nobody Could’ve Dreamt”: Secret Behind The Undertaker’s Million Dollar Success Revealed By WWE Legend Who Held Up Vince McMahon for Money

Published 08/31/2022, 8:00 AM EDT
370782 04: World Wrestling Federation’s Wrestler Undertaker Poses June 2000 In Los Angeles | Courtesy: Getty Images

The Undertaker, one of the most prominent wrestlers, was responsible for making the WWE the biggest wrestling company in the world. Being at the top for 30 years in a field that is always looking for better and more talented professionals is difficult, but The Deadman did it with ease.

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For this reason, Taker is revered by many folks, including WWE legends and fans. Additionally, the legendary WWE wrestler on his podcast recently disclosed the reason behind Taker’s spectacular million-dollar career.

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The WWE legend, Jeff Jarrett, recently discussed the 1994 SummerSlam, The Undertaker vs The Undertaker battle on his podcast, My World with Jeff Jarrett. On the subject, Jarrett was questioned about what the other wrestlers thought of the overall plot.

In response, he said that Brian Lee, the guy who played the fake Undertaker, was well-liked backstage, notwithstanding the fact that he was notorious for his demons, being brash and arrogant. But he did an excellent job with the plot. Additionally, he revealed the reason for Taker’s success when discussing the same.

What made The Undertaker successful enough to earn a million dollars?

On the podcast, Jeff Jarrett said that although The Phenom is now a legendary wrestler, “Nobody could have dreamt that Mark would have had the career that he had.” Later on, he revealed the possible reason for Taker’s success.

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In his words, “Mark is going to have his Good to Great match. But where are they going with the story? And to me, that’s a lot of the magic of Mark’s box office appeal. You knew you were gonna get a good to a great match. But where are they going with the story and that’s what we all buy the story.”

ATLANTA, GA – APRIL 03: Triple H and Undertaker battle during their WWE No Holds Barred Match at ‘WrestleMania 27’ at the Georgia World Congress Center on April 3, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Moses Robinson/Getty Images)

The evolution of Mark’s career following The Undertaker vs Undertaker plot, as per Jarrett, left fans wondering where the creators will take the story. Additionally, it was expected that Taker would deliver a fantastic match, but the stories he had and the manner he pushed them propelled Taker to the top of the game.

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Indeed, when it came to the quality and execution of the stories that Taker had, no other wrestler even came close. And he gave the WWE fanbase many iconic storylines, including those involving Kane, The Deadman persona, and many more. What are your thoughts on Jarret’s views? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Adarsh Ojha

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Adarsh Ojha is a WWE and AEW Author at EssentiallySports. Before joining EssentiallySports, he gained valuable experience at Zee Entertainment and Awadh TV as a copywriter. An ardent fan of John Cena, Adarsh has earned his bachelor's degree in Broadcast and Communication.

Edited By: Vibhanshu Kumar

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