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“You’re Gonna Burn”: The Undertaker Fell Flat on His Face Once After $80 Million Worth WWE Legend Blatantly Ignored a Crucial Advice

Published 10/14/2022, 11:00 AM EDT

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It was a wise choice for Mark Calaway to drop out of high school and focus on his wrestling career. The Undertaker rose to prominence as one of the all-time great wrestlers. During his career, he was notable for serving as the locker room leader, mentoring younger wrestlers, and commanding the respect of everyone. The WWE legend, who has an estimated net worth of $80 million, once blatantly disregarded a crucial piece of advice from Taker and proved him wrong.

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Speaking on, ‘After the Bell’ podcast in 2020, The Phenom lauded John Cena for proving him wrong and recounted the advice he gave the Champ, to which the Champ never paid attention.


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In the podcast, Taker admitted that, during Cena’s early days with the firm, he never considered him to be a major celebrity. However, it is evident what Cena has accomplished not just in WWE but beyond that. Taker stated, “When John came out early on, I had never thought in a million years that he would get over to the extent that he did, and pleasantly surprised at how over John got.”

To be fair to him, not just Taker, many fans felt that The Champ’s initial tenure as Dr. of Thuganomics wasn’t impressive. And for that reason, he had then believed that the 16-time world champion would never become the company’s biggest asset. Moreover, he disclosed the guidance he offered Cena but that he never gave any consideration to it.


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The advice The Undertaker offered to Cena

Speaking with Corey Graves, Taker went on to say that when The Champ became well-known and established a name within the organization, his fans adored him and he felt that he had outdone himself. Notably, because of his work ethic, he had a busy work schedule, about which The Phenom advised him.

He stated, “I’ve actually told him that one time. I said, ‘John, for your sake, you need to learn the word no because.’ I mean he did everything, he never did. He proved me wrong, but I just said, ‘man, you’re going to burn yourself out.’ He’s amazing.”


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Despite the advice, Cena continued to work on everything he was given, which is why he is the greatest WWE Brand Ambassador. For his good character, upright attitude, and work ethic. Meanwhile, The Champ hasn’t been present at work since he visited to celebrate his 20th anniversary with the organization. It goes without saying that the WWE Universe is eagerly anticipating Cena’s return.

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Written by:

Adarsh Ojha


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Adarsh Ojha is a WWE and AEW Author at EssentiallySports. Before joining EssentiallySports, he gained valuable experience at Zee Entertainment and Awadh TV as a copywriter. An ardent fan of John Cena, Adarsh has earned his bachelor's degree in Broadcast and Communication.
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Rohini Kottu