WWE icon The Undertaker has commented on what he believes to be the greatest compliment a WWE Superstar can receive.
The Undertaker has been promoting the upcoming WrestleMania 38 due to take place in April 2022 in his home state of Texas. For the second time, The Show Of Shows will emanate from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, as the company looks to sell out ‘Jerry World’ once again.
Speaking to The CW 33 in Dallas, Texas, The Phenom of WWE discussed just how important WrestleMania is to WWE and how important that highly-coveted main event slot should be to WWE Superstars:
“Wrestlemania is the equivalent to our industry as the Super Bowl is to the NFL. You work your tail off all year so you’re on the card at Wrestlemania. That’s kinda your first goal. ‘I want to be on the card at Wrestlemania.’ Ultimately, I think the greatest compliment that you can get is to be the Main Event at Wrestlemania.”
“Wrestlemania 38 is going to be the most stupendous two-night Wrestlemania in history.”
If The Undertaker is correct then he has received the greatest compliment five times in his unique WWE career. The Deadman’s first WrestleMania main event came in 1997 when he defeated Sycho Sid for the WWF Championship in the Rosemont Horizon.
Taker didn’t return to the main event of WrestleMania until eleven years later when he again won gold by defeating Edge for the World Heavyweight Championship. In 2010 the stakes were even higher as Undertaker’s legendary WrestleMania Streak was on the line against Shawn Michaels’ wrestling career. In the end, Undertaker defeated HBK bringing the curtain down on his legendary career.
While Shawn Michaels was done, Undertaker wasn’t and despite his Streak being broken, The Deadman carried on to the main event of WrestleMania 33 where he lost his only WrestleMania main event against Roman Reigns.
In 2020, The Undertaker laced his boots for the final time in the main event of what was WrestleMania Saturday. Taker defeated AJ Styles in a cinematic Boneyard Match before riding off into the sunset of his WWE career.