Soon-to-be WWE Hall Of Famer The Undertaker has spoken of the time his entrance went wrong on live television and he almost got stuck in the jacket he was wearing.
‘The Dead Man’ will finally take his place in the Hall Of Fame on the weekend of WrestleMania 38, where he will be inducted by WWE Chairman Vince McMahon.
Speaking to the Dallas Morning News, The Undertaker recalled having a new jacket for WrestleMania one year and his entrance was successful, but the next time he wore it things went awry.
I had this coat made for WrestleMania, it was unbelievable, it was one of the hooded ones. I didn’t wear a hat so I wore the hooded one. The thing has got these huge spines on it, it was one of the really cool coats that I had. At WrestleMania, I wore it, the thing came off perfectly, it just slipped right down off my back. It was flawless, thank goodness.
A couple of months later they were about to have the 700th episode of Raw. They called me and said, ‘Hey, would you come do the 700th episode of Raw, it’ll be you and Kane going against two guys, need you to go out there, pretty much crush them, do a little Brothers Of Destruction, and that’s it.’ I was like, ‘sure, absolutely.’ So, I said, ‘I’m going to wear that coat again,’ I hadn’t worn it since.
Our opponents made their entrance, Kane makes his entrance, I make my entrance. As I go to take my coat off, the coat folds. It basically gets stuck on my mitts, my MMA mitts. The more I tug to try get out of them, the tighter it gets. Because the leather on this coat was really thick. I can’t get out of this coat, right? It’s Monday Night Raw, it’s live TV.
The Undertaker also spoke of his upcoming Hall Of Fame induction, and how he doesn’t know what Vince McMahon is going to say about him.
I have absolutely no clue what he’s going to say. I’m a little bit nervous, there’s no one that Vince loves to play practical jokes on more than me. The fact that the Hall Of Fame is on April Fool’s Day, who knows what’s going to happen. I do know it’s going to be emotional, I am not sure to what lengths he will go to not to completely fall apart and be emotional.
We’ve almost had radio silence here for the last few weeks after I asked him to induct me. So, I have no idea what to even begin to expect from him.
Since his retirement we’ve seen plenty of examples of the lighter side of The Undertaker, including when he brought his daughter to the Royal Rumble and let her go Old School on him.
With thanks to Wrestling Inc for the transcription.