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The Undertaker Opens Up About His Hatred For WWE Legend Shawn Michaels In The 1990s

The Undertaker Opens Up About His Hatred For WWE Legend Shawn Michaels In The 1990s

The Undertaker has admitted that he disliked Shawn Michaels so much in the 1990s that he would not "p**s on him" if he were on fire.

The legendary WWE superstar, real name Mark Calaway, had an in-ring rivalry with Michaels in the famed Attitude Era up to their brilliant WrestleMania XXVI clash in 2010.

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The Undertaker and the 'Heartbreak Kid,' 54, traded blows in the first-ever Hell in a Cell match at Badd Blood: In Your House in 1997, which marked the debut of WWE fan-favourite Kane.

And during a new WWE Network special, aptly named 'That's Gotta Be Kane!,' the future Hall of Famer explained how much he detested Michaels outside of the ring.

"Where Shawn Michaels and I are today and where we were at back then on a personal level, it's taken a complete 360," the 'Deadman' said on WWE Untold.

"If Shawn Michaels back then was on fire, I probably wouldn't p**s on him to put him out.

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"But, that being said, there is no-one that I would rather be in the ring with than Shawn Michaels.

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"When it came to bell time and we were looking across the ring at each other, we knew it was going to be something really special."

Michaels claims there was not a "bunch of animosity" between the two and that they were "two very different personalities."

He continued: "I was very outgoing, which is to say I was overly obnoxious, and Mark's always been a very quiet, laid-back kind of guy.

"A very Cool Hand Luke, very Clint Eastwood-ish type, and I was not."

Michaels, real name Michael Shawn Hickenbottom, had backstage heat during the 1990s and had a famous fierce rivalry with fellow Hall of Famer Bret Hart.

The Undertaker had two epic back-to-back clashes with Michaels at WrestleMania in his illustrious career.

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The two WWE icons met in the ring at WrestleMania XXV in 2009 and the 'Phenom' notched up his 17th win at the 'Grandest Stage of Them All.'

And they would meet again in a 'Streak vs Career' match a year later and The Undertaker once again defeated Michaels.

Hall of Famer Michaels came out of retirement in 2018 for the WWE pay-per-view Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia.

He partnered with Triple H to reform D-Generation X and take on The Undertaker and Kane in their reunion of The Brothers of Destruction.

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Topics: The Undertaker, Shawn Michaels, WWE News, WWE

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]

 

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