“I Have No Memory Whatsoever”- The Undertaker Recalls Getting Concussed Inside the WWE Ring

Published 01/24/2021, 10:39 AM EST


The Undertaker was the great warlord of WrestleMania, going on a huge unbeaten streak throughout the course of his career at the biggest WWE event of the year.

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However, as nothing lasts forever, the mammoth streak was broken at WrestleMania XXX, sending shockwaves throughout the WWE Universe as well as outside it. 

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Brock Lesnar managed to pin The Undertaker after three big F-5s, ending his reign of supremacy at WrestleMania. While fans have painful memories of that tragic moment, ‘The Deadman’ seems to have no memory of it!

In a recent interview on The Joe Rogan Experience, The Undertaker revealed what exactly went down during the match against Lesnar and how he nearly got the shock of his life in a medical scan after it.

“I think it was 2015. I wrestled Lesnar at WrestleMania in the Superdome. Somewhere in the first five minutes or so of the match, I get concussed,” revealed Taker. “I can’t tell you where it happened when it happened, but I have no memory whatsoever of the match at all.

“The last memory that I have is at about three o’clock in the afternoon. This is crazy, right? Three o’clock in the afternoon, I have a conversation with my wife. So obviously, I had all that time, I think we went to the ring around 9:30 (PM). The concussion happens somewhere within the first five minutes of the match.” 

The Undertaker cannot remember fighting the match at all

Despite fighting for half an hour in one of the biggest matches of his WWE career and against one of the toughest opponents, ‘The Phenom’ has no clue about what went down inside the ring that day.

“And anyway, I go through the match. The match goes for 30 minutes, I couldn’t tell you one thing about it. I mean, I’ve seen it back now but I mean at the time, I got no recollection,” admitted Taker. “I couldn’t tell you my name. Couldn’t tell you where I was at. I had no clue, never lost consciousness but had no clue.” 

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Following the match, Taker was scanned by the medical team and was shocked by the results that came out a few minutes later.

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“Anyway, they take me to the hospital. And they take me back and my wife and Vince are there in the waiting room. They go ‘Alright, he’s broken his neck,’ and you know, ‘we’re gonna give him another scan.’ Like, obviously, my wife is completely freaking out at this point,” revealed Taker. “And come to find out, they had read the scans wrong. It was an old break that I never knew I had!”

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The Undertaker probably got away with that one but had the much more painful knowledge of his career-long achievement being broken. Irrespective of the streak ending, it is unlikely that anyone will ever match or break that record, let alone stay on top of the business as long as ‘The Deadman’.

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Luke Dias

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Luke Dias is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports, having published more than 1000 articles on professional wrestling. Having completed courses in Advanced Writing from the University of California and Media and Ethics from the University of Amsterdam, Luke is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Journalism from Xavier’s College. His tremendous knowledge of WWE history enables him to make past connections, adding depth to the articles.

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