Matt Hardy Recalls His Terrifying First Encounter With The Undertaker

The Undertaker

During the 1990s, The Undertaker was already established as one of WWE’s top stars and respected as a locker room leader backstage. At the time, he also had his own ‘gang’ of sorts, known as the Bone Street Krew. The group of friends also included Yokozuna, The Godfather, Rikishi, and Savio Vega.

During this time, young versions of Jeff and Matt Hardy made several appearances for the company as enhancement talent, or ‘extras’. Matt has recalled his first encounter with Undertaker was when he was in the locker room with BSK.

Matt Hardy recalls meeting The Undertaker as an extra

Speaking on his ‘Extreme Life’ podcast, Hardy says when The Phenom walked in, he was an intimidating presence to say the least.

“You know, people talk about BSK. That’s Yoko and The Godwin’s and Rikishi and Godfather. They were as thick as thieves at the time.

“I remember when we first came to do enhancement work at WWE, I remember the first time we saw Undertaker walk, he literally walked in with his hat, these blackout shades. He had on all black and had a long black trench coat, not a gimmick coat, a regular trench coat.

“We heard them talking about how they’d been out real late last night and had been a big party night or whatever. But he came in looking like such a gangster.

Hardy says he saw The Deadman as “the legit deal”, although he thinks he might have been looser if he was among full-time stars.

“You know, like, holy sh*t, this guy’s like, he’s f**king the legit deal. He’s really cool, and he’s rocking the look, and he acted very stoic, and he was very quiet.

“He very much maintained his presence around outsiders, I guess so to say. Probably would cut loose if he was just in a locker room with all the regular talents on the roster. But like if he would come around to TV and there were TV people there, there were extras there, he kind of stayed in gimmick more than most people would.”

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