Kevin Nash Reveals He Tried Hard to Get The Undertaker to Leave WWE for WCW

Published 08/04/2021, 1:30 PM EDT


The Undertaker isn’t just a character for the WWE Universe.. it’s an emotion! The retired wrestler has given the fans a plethora of memories and has been a key individual in growing the company within the wrestling industry.

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However, WWE wasn’t the only company that wanted Taker. WCW wanted him too. According to news, Kevin Nash revealed he wanted to bring The Deadman to WCW and offered him a chance to change his gimmick so he doesn’t hit a plateau.

Obviously it did not happen. However, had he moved to another gimmick, it could have robbed the wrestling fans of years of thrilling promos, unbelievable matches, and whatnot!

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However, Alex McCarthy pointed out that there was some amount of truth in Kevin Nash’s comment about changing Taker’s gimmick. The former Superstar did change his gimmick To The American Badass for a while, taking a break from The Undertaker gimmick.

370782 04: World Wrestling Federation’s Wrestler Undertaker Poses June 2000 In Los Angeles, Ca. (Photo By Getty Images)

The Undertaker lost his WrestleMania streak because of Vince McMahon

If Goldberg had a streak at WCW, The Deadman was on a WrestleMania winning streak at WWE. Once he secured the victory at WrestleMania VII, it continued until WrestleMania 30.

During this he has defeated Superstars such as Randy Orton, Ric Flair, Triple H, and others.

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Vince McMahon assumed WrestleMania 30 would be Taker’s last WrestleMania, and hence decided to have Brock Lesnar end it. McMahon talked Taker into it, but before going through with it, Taker reconfirmed with McMahon.

Moreover, McMahon wanted Lesnar to defeat Taker to present him as the top heel of the roster. Unfortunately, as of now neither do Taker nor do Lesnar work with WWE.

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The Phenom may return to WWE in another capacity

Taker retired at Survivor Series 2020. Since then, photographs surfaced of him enjoying time with his family. However, his fans wondered if he was ever going to come back.

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Triple H revealed that WWE was talking to him about this. The company had a different role in mind for him, but all of it will work out once Mark Calaway is ready to come back. Additionally, The Game revealed Taker retired to spend time with his family after thirty years of moving WWE forward, and he deserves the break!

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Shuvangi Sen Chaudhury

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Shuvangi is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. She has over 1000 published WWE articles and also has experience in content operations with Forbes. Having completed her undergraduation from Royal Holloway, University of London, Shuvangi is closely aligned to the fitness industry, having amateur skills levels in tennis and basketball while rowing at a regatta level.

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