McMahon Not Happy with The Undertaker Working Starcast II AEW Double or Nothing Weekend
We reported last week that The Undertaker was announced to appear at the Starrcast II convention during AEW’s Double or Nothing weekend, not long after removing references to WWE on his social media accounts. This led to questions about how WWE would take the news and if the latest report from Wrestling Observer Radio (via Ringside News) is to be believed, the answer is “not well.” According to Dave Meltzer, Vince McMahon is not happy with the Phenom’s decision to work Starrcast. He said that everyone in WWE is currently “burnt out” which would explain the changes to RAW, and McMahon himself is concerned about losing one of the biggest names he ever created. There is also some concern with the booking of Wrestlemania.
He said: “A whole bunch of things have happened in the last week and one of them is whole Undertaker/Vince dynamic, but it had Vince off and because you know there was definite unhappiness about him doing the Starrcast thing and you know why. So there’s that. It’s not that The Undertaker isn’t on the [WrestleMania] card yet as far as I know, but everything changed. They don’t want the perception. They’re not happy about that thing [Starrcast] and they want him — I don’t know that they want him on the [WrestleMania] card, but I know there’s talk of Undertaker on the card, but it’s not like there’s a match set up or anything. It’s one of those things where they’re trying to put something together. Everything is in flux. I thought, ‘Oh [The Undertaker’s] just signing autographs [at Starrcast] it’s a way bigger deal to Vince. The whole idea of you know, Undertaker’s special to Vince and you know, yeah it didn’t go down well with him at all.“