The Undertaker has recalled being “livid” with Vince McMahon heading into the 1993 Survivor Series in Boston.
The Deadman may have enjoyed some of the most memorable moments of his career at Survivor Series, but his relationship with the spectacular also endured some bumps in the road. Heading into the 1993 edition of the event The All-Americans consisting on Lex Luger, The Steiner Brothers and Tatanka were due to face The Foreign Fanatics made up of Yokozuna, Ludvig Borga and The Quebecers.
The rivalry began with Luger becoming the first man to slam Yokozuna on the USS Intrepid. While the feud between the pair continued through SummerSlam, The Steiner’s were warring with The Quebecers and Borga ended Tatanka’s two-year winning streak. However, after beating Tatanka, Borga beat down his rival meaning he couldn’t compete at Survivor Series. His spot was filled by The Undertaker.
On an episode of Raw ahead of the event, The Undertaker pulled back his trademark coat to reveal that inside was an American flag confirming his partnership with the group led by Luger.
Appearing on WWE’s The Bump, The Undertaker has now recalled being “livid” at Vince McMahon for the move, adding “this is not what The Undertaker does.”
“If it would have been up to me you wouldn’t have seen it. Believe me, I’m as big a patriot as will come down the road. I do a lot of work with our veterans and our first responders. But when Vince McMahon presented that to me, I was like, ‘There is no way in heck I am going to walk out there and open my coat with that flag.’ He thought it was so cool because it was the Betsy Ross 13-colony flag, right? And that was what was going to make it cool. I was livid. I was like this is not what Undertaker does.”
During the appearance, The Phenom also discussed why he felt “boxed in” by his Deadman character, explaining that it limited what he could do outside the ring.
H/t to Sportskeeda for the transcription.