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Undertaker Recalls The Disastrous Match Against Triple H and Shawn Michaels

Published 06/02/2020, 6:34 AM EDT

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Several secrets from The Undertaker’s life and career were revealed to the world through this documentary ‘The Last Ride‘. The Undertaker has had some legendary matches over the years.

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In the third chapter of this documentary, Taker reveals how he was close to retirement if a particular match had gone the right way.

Most of the Undertaker’s matches have been memorable, but there are some he would want to erase from memory. This time around the match, he was referring to involved legends other than him. 


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Undertaker on his match at Crown Jewel

Undertaker and Kane faced Shawn Michaels and Triple H at WWE Crown Jewel in 2019. The match was hyped to go down as one of the greatest ever but came out in the worst way possible.

Performances were sloppy, and the match went downhill in no time. Not something you’d expect when Brothers of Destruction go up against D-Generation X.


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Undertaker said, “I take a lot of responsibility in that because of my mind, I wasn’t there. I mean I was there physically, but mentally I wasn’t there.

“And Michelle and I had some personal things going on with other parts of the family and I had that you know, drama going on in my head that I was all consumed with.

Although he doesn’t mention what exactly was going through his personal life, it did make a massive impact during the event.

The 20 plus minute match-up had no goosebumps moment you’d except when such legends are in the ring. Triple H was injured during the bout, and Kane’s mask came off.

In the end, D-Generation X picked up the win, in what can be called one of the worst matches of that year.

What could have been the end

Undertaker has had a lustrous 30-year career. He has often expressed his desire to have the perfect ending. Taker reveals how it would have been enough had the match at Crown Jewel went well.

If that match would have come off the way it was intended and the way we would want it to, that may have been enough for me,” Taker admits.


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Taker previously was set to retire post WrestleMania 33 match with Roman Reigns. He was so disappointed with his performance that he decided to get the ending he wants.

2 years later, for him to be a part of an upsetting match was a setback. 

It’s going to be a vicious cycle. I know he’s not going to be happy. I know he’s not going to be happy with his performance, which means he’s going to have to redeem himself,” Michelle McCool explains. 


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His wife Michelle McCool recalls Undertaker’s state after the event saying he had to redeem himself and we all know what happened next.

Undertaker regained his confidence after feuding with John Cena. He is waiting for the perfect closure moment that would send shock waves throughout the industry. The Phenom deeply wishes that he could go out the way he wants. 

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Hrithik Unnikrishnan


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Hrithik Unnikrishnan is an eSports and WWE author at EssentiallySports since April 2020. A journalism undergraduate with experience in creative design, Hrithik has a profound love for everything competitive. He grew up watching WWE and playing various titles like Call of Duty, FIFA, and Hitman.
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