The feud between The Undertaker and Edge began in May 2007 when the latter cashed-in his Money In The Bank contract on The Deadman.
After ‘Taker returned to action he resumed his rivalry with Batista, with the pair meeting inside Hell In A Cell at Survivor Series. At the end of a brutal contest, Edge interfered to help Batista score the win. This kickstarted the issues between Undertaker and Edge and The Rated R Superstar won the World Championship at Armageddon.
Undertaker put in a strong showing in the 2008 Royal Rumble Match but was unable to last the distance. However, the WWE Hall of Famer became the number one contender for the World Heavyweight Title with a win inside Elimination Chamber at No Way Out. This set up a match between ‘Taker and Edge at WrestleMania 24.
Jimmy Korderas Reflects On Refereeing Famous WrestleMania Match Involving The Undertaker
The third man in the ring for the match at WrestleMania was Jimmy Korderas. Speaking in a new interview with Chris Van Vliet, the official recalled how much it meant to him to be involved.
“The one match again going into WrestleMania 24, Edge versus Undertaker in the main event. And one of the biggest reasons why is not just because good friend Edge and our, you know, our locker room leader, The Undertaker, who by the way, was our locker room leader not because he put himself in that position, it was the locker room that kind of elevated him into that position. He was kind of voted in, for lack of a better term as our leader.
But, you know, if you read my book, and the forward, Edge explains that they requested me for that match, especially Edge wanted me to be the referee for that match. And that meant so much to me, it was so humbling.
It was so, man, but then it also put extra pressure because now as they requested me for this, I better not mess it up, you know what I mean? So those thoughts are going through your head, but at the same time, I remember the day before WrestleMania sitting in, you know, at the hotel, we’re in the banquet room, you know, it was just reserved for us. And sitting at the table was Edge, Taker, Michael Hayes and me, and they’re talking over the match.
Then, you know, all of a sudden they say Jimmy, what do you think? And I’m like, Oh, they’re asking my opinion too, this is cool. And then you know obviously that match I took a bump, and they said we want to bump the referee in this and blah blah blah. And then Taker just looks at me and says Jimmy you okay with taking a big boot? Absolutely. What are you kidding me? Taking a big boot from Taker, from The Deadman at WrestleMania. Yeah, yeah, bring it on. Yeah.”
In the match The Undertaker defeated Edge with the Hells Gate submission to win the World Heavyweight Championship and extend his WrestleMania record to 16-0.
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