The Undertaker Got Super P*ssed at a Young Jeff Hardy’s Big Mistake

Published 11/23/2021, 7:30 AM EST


Over the years, we have witnessed many historic ladder matches in WWE. But one name which comes to mind when we think about the risk-taking abilities in these ladder matches is definitely Jeff Hardy. Though he contested in many spell bounding ladder matches, the ladder match with The Undertaker in 2002 is perhaps the most memorable one for Jeff.

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Jeff Hardy battled ‘The Phenom’ in a ladder match back in 2002 on WWE Raw for the WWE Undisputed Championship. Even though Hardy put in a praiseworthy performance, he could not get the better of The Undertaker. But there was an incident where The Undertaker got super p*ssed at the young Jeff Hardy.

Speaking to talkSPORT, Hardy admitted the ladders were his thing at that moment and that match with The Undertaker did wonders for his solo career in WWE. Further, the WWE superstar revealed the incident which annoyed The Undertaker during their ladder match in 2002.

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He said, “Just putting together sports with the Undertaker… One of my fondest memories was getting on his Harley [Davidson] out there and pretending I was doing a nac nac on a dirtbike and that p***** him off and he came after me [laughs].”

The WWE superstar was surprised by the lovely gesture shown to him by The Undertaker at the end of the match. The Undertaker lifted Hardy’s hand at the end of the match as a sign of respect for his opponent. After Raw went off air, he collapsed, looking at his hand and wondering was that even real.

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What did The Undertaker have to say about his only straight ladder match in his 30-year WWE career?

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Speaking to talkSPORT last year, The Undertaker revealed it was a strange occasion for him. He did not know that he was in for a ladder match until he walked into the arena. The Phenom was not particularly thrilled with the idea of a ladder match.

It was something out of his comfort zone. But as we have seen over the years, The Undertaker never backs out from a challenge. In the interview, he said, “I was like ‘hmmmm’ – I wasn’t real thrilled about it! I was like it’s really not my forte, it’s not what I do best.”

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“But it did put a shine on Jeff and the things that he did,” he added. Later, The Phenom admitted it was actually a good thing for him as it took him out of his comfort zone and made him experience something new. It was indeed a treat to watch both the superstars battle it out that day for the title.

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Shouvik Nath

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Shouvik Nath is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation from St.Xavier’s College, Shouvik wished to follow his passion for pro wrestling.

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