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WWE Legend The Undertaker Breaks Silence Over John Cena Showdown At WrestleMania 34

WWE Legend The Undertaker Breaks Silence Over John Cena Showdown At WrestleMania 34

The Undertaker has admitted he was prepared for a 20- to 30-minute match against John Cena and felt a "little empty" about their WrestleMania clash lasting under three minutes.

The 55-year-old WWE legend, real name Mark Calaway, faced fellow future Hall of Famer Cena at WrestleMania 34 in 2018.

Cena, 43, had called out the 'Deadman' for a WrestleMania clash multiple times before the event as he looked for a way to punch his ticket to the Grandest Stage of Them All.

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The 16-time world champ attended WrestleMania 34 as a 'fan' and would have his wish granted as The Undertaker made his sensational return for an impromptu match.

Speaking on the upcoming third episode of Undertaker: The Last Ride, the 'Phenom' said that he was looking for that one performance that would bring him "back to yesteryear."

And 'Taker revealed that he could have walked away from wrestling had the Cena clash been more than a three-minute squash match.

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"Professionally, it was fine. Personally, it left me a little empty," the future WWE Hall of Famer said.

"I was able to train for the first time in a few years the way that I wanted to train pain-free in my hips.

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"I was prepared to do a 20- to 30-minute match. You would think, 'Okay, John Cena [vs] The Undertaker. It would have been a different deal, but....'

"I'm looking for that one performance -- that one match -- that brings me back to yesteryear and delivers on the match itself, the story and all the athletic requirements to have a good match.

"If it had happened with Cena, yeah, there's probably a good chance that I could have walked away and been okay.

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"But it was a three-minute match, so what you gonna do?"

During Chapter 3: End of an Era, footage showed The Undertaker's daughter attended the event at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and embraced her dad backstage.

'Taker, who reportedly penned a long-term deal with WWE in 2019, jokingly said that he was happy he had the chance to "crush her favourite" inside the ring.

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The 'Deadman' said: "It was nice that I got to crush her favourite and let her know that her daddy was the man.

"But I was disappointed that the match was only what it was."

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Michelle McCool, who is married to 'Taker in real life, also said she wished he had more time to "put on a show I knew he was capable of."

But the 40-year-old former WWE superstar said that the Cena match still helped him mentally and emotionally more "than anything else."

McCool explained: "I would have liked to have seen, you know, [for him to] have a little bit more time and go out there and physically put on a show I knew he was capable of.

"But in that short two to three minutes, that did more for him, mentally and emotionally, than anything else."


Undertaker: The Last Ride Chapter 3: End of an Era will premiere live on the WWE Network on Sunday.


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Topics: The Undertaker, Mark Calaway, WWE News, John Cena, WWE, Wrestlemania 34

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]