Owing to his persona as The Undertaker, the six-foot-ten WWE legend was synonymous with an array of match stipulations in the sports entertainment giant. This included Hell in a Cell matches, Buried Alive matches, and Casket matches.
His love of a coffin, however, wasn’t confined to the match itself. As WWE Hall of Famer John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield revealed, ‘The Deadman’ was once found taking a nap inside of a coffin, allegedly doing so in order to avoid being seen dozing off.
JBL made the claims during an appearance on Sportskeeda Wrestling’s UnSKripted podcast, detailing how big coffins actually are:
“He told me one time that he came in and he’d had a few drinks before, and he never sold. He never sold anything. He was legendary for never selling anything. So, he wanted to take a nap, but he wasn’t about to do it in the dressing room. Back when people were on the buses. He didn’t want to go to his car as somebody would see him.
So he crawls into one of his own coffins and takes a nap and says when he wakes up. When he opens up the coffin lid, because it’s not built for air, you know it’s pretty hot in there. I’ve been in a couple – usually stacked on top of Orlando Jordan – which, it’s certainly built for two people. He opened up the casket, and there were people all around the casket seats just standing there.
They’d come up since he’d gotten in there, and so he sat up, got out and walked out, and just kept going. People were like, ‘Oh my god, it’s legit, he really is dead’!”
The Undertaker Has Competed In The Most Casket Matches
Needless to say, The Undertaker holds the record for most Casket matches in WWE history. With nineteen of the contests being held throughout history, the 2022-inducted WWE Hall of Famer competed in all but three of the clashes, attaining a record of eleven wins, four losses, and one draw along the way.
His most recent win in the stipulation came during April 2018’s Greatest Royal Rumble, as The Undertaker bested Rusev in the unique contest.