The Undertaker Wants A Smarter Schedule In 2019

Feb 28, 2019 - by James Walsh

In an interview with pastor Ed Young, The Undertaker spoke about picking and choosing his WWE dates in 2018 and how he hopes to be smarter about it in 2019.

He said: “Right now my schedule — obviously, I’ve been around for a while so I’ve got a little sweat and blood equity built up so I get to pick and choose where I want to go and when I want to go. For some reason I kind of lost my mind and thought that I was a young twenty-year-old again and I’ll give you a typical… this one month so we Monday Night Raw. I fly from Austin Texas to Seattle Washington and it was on Monday. On Tuesday, I flew from Seattle to Austin. On Wednesday I got up and flew from Austin to LA and then LA to Melbourne. So I landed in Australia on Friday, I wrestled on Saturday, I flew home on Sunday. I figured it out that I was actually in air longer than I was in country getting there and back. Crazy deal. Hopefully I’m a little smarter this year with what I do because those weren’t really fun.”

He also spoke about an “Eggman” gimmick that Vince McMahon initially planned for him, as he was supposed to be the open that came out of the giant egg at the Survivor Series 1989.

He added: “This is way back, probably before a lot of you were born—it was actually in 1989. I was working for another company, and they actually told me, as I was going in to renegotiate my contract, they sat me down and went ‘listen, you’re a good athlete, but no one’s ever going to pay money to watch you wrestle.’ They said that to me. I was like ‘really?’ OK, that’s all I needed to hear. We’ll see you guys down the road, and that stuck with me. I eventually get a meeting with Vince, and I was like ‘I’m going to walk in here, and I’m going to blow him away. I’ll get hired right on the spot.’ I go to Connecticut and I meet with Vince, and at the end of it he goes, ‘well, we really don’t have anything right now. Maybe after Wrestlemania, we might have an opening.’ And I was like ‘oh wow. I already quit the other place.’ I didn’t figure that part in [that WWF wouldn’t hire me.] I’m just hanging out, trying to get bookings where I can, and all of the sudden they start this promotion where they’ve got this giant egg on one of the stages. At that point I had short hair, and I had started growing my hair, so I started having this whole drama in my head like ‘oh man, I’m going to be Eggman’ or something like that. He’s going to want me to shave my head and my eyebrows; I was just in a panic. This [egg on the stage] had nothing to do with me. I’m at home one day and the phone rings, so I pick it up and [the voice says] ‘Hello, is this The Undertaker?’ So I put the phone down [puzzled] and think to myself ‘Undertaker? I’m sure not Eggman or Egghead.’ So I say ‘yea, this is The Undertaker!’ I was probably on the verge of an ulcer. I was so uptight about this that it took me a second to even process who this was. Vince’s voice, you can distinguish it pretty quick, and I was like ‘yeah, OK!’ He had the character, he just needed somebody big, with no personality. ‘I’m your guy!’“

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