Original Plans for The Undertaker at WrestleMania 21 Will Shock You

Published 03/12/2022, 9:00 AM EST

The Undertaker has wrestled ample wrestlers in WWE in his 30+ years career. He always supported Vince’s decision of pushing a new talent in WWE. The Great Khali and Vladimir Kozlov are two prime examples who majorly feuded with The Undertaker to get a huge push in WWE.

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Similarly, The Phenom had a brief feud with Heidenreich around 2004 – 05. The main idea was to make Heidenreich a massive star after his feud with The Undertaker. Heidenreich interfered The Undertaker’s WWE Championship match twice, to have the attention of The Deadman.

After Heidenreich had the attention of The Undertaker, they faced each other at Royal Rumble in a casket match. In between the match, Gene Snitsky, who was RAW brand, interfered the match. 

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Kane and Snitsky were having a feud on RAW. Snitsky, to make a statement to Kane, interfered in The Deadman’s casket match. However, after opening the casket, it was revealed that Kane was in the casket, who pounced on both Snitsky and Heidenreich; they continued their fight in the crowd, while Heidenreich lost the match.

WWE originally planned Brothers of Destruction vs. Heidenreich and Gene Snitsky at WrestleMania 21. Wrestling Facts shared the same on their Twitter recently. The caption said, “Heidenreich & Snitsky vs. The Undertaker & Kane was originally planned for WrestleMania 21.”

The feud between the four instead culminated at a live event on February 6, with Undertaker and Kane getting the win. However, WWE later nixed the plans for this tag team match. The Undertaker went to have a match against Randy Orton. Kane was a participant in The Money in the Bank ladder match. 

Heidenreich would later win the WWE Tag Team Championship alongside Road Warrior Animal. WWE later released Heidenreich in 2007.

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Vince McMahon will induct The Undertaker into the WWE Hall of Fame

Recently, Vince McMahon appeared on The Pat McAfee Show. It was Vince’s first interview in 15 years. There the CEO of WWE shared many things relating to WWE and his life.

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Vince announced he will induct The Undertaker into the WWE Hall of Fame. Before this Vince has only inducted Stone Cold Steve Austin and this will be his second time inducting a WWE Superstar. 

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The Hall of Fame ceremony will also be a highlight this year alongside WrestleMania 38.

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Tushar Deogharkar

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Tushar Deogharkar is a WWE writer at EssentiallySports. Tushar has done his Master's in Tourism Management and is an ardent fan of pro wrestling. He follows WWE and AEW very closely and wants to learn how the promotions are run.

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