WWE legend The Undertaker has revealed who he would have on his professional wrestling Mount Rushmore.
In a move that’s still a little surreal for fans of a certain vintage, The Undertaker was the latest guest on Kevin Hart’s Cold as Balls YouTube series. In the series, comedian turned actor Hart interviews celebrities while they’re both shivering away in ice baths.
On the latest edition of the show, The Undertaker opened up about his career, his decision to retire and who he would have on his Mount Rushmore of professional wrestling.
The Deadman named Andre The Giant, ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin, Shawn Michaels and The Rock as his pillars of the industry. Undertaker famously enjoyed a decade spanning rivalry with Michaels, which included several classic bouts. Most notably the first ever Hell in a Cell at Bad Blood in 1997, and the acclaimed pair of matches at WrestleMania 25 and 26.
Despite the classic matches, The Phenom recently revealed that he wasn’t always a fan of Michaels as a human being.
By the time that Undertaker arrived in WWE in late 1990, Andre The Giant was beginning to appear less and less as his health declined. However, his presence still quite literally loomed large over the company. Appearing on WWE’s The Bump, The Undertaker said that while there will never be another Andre, he feels that Omos is as close as WWE have come.
“I’ll say this, there will never be another Andre The Giant but [Omos] is as close as we’ve come. That’s a big statement but he’s special. Omos is special and the big thing for him to know and to realise is that he is special and that he’s different from everybody else.”
“The average size of the wrestler, in general, is smaller than it was you know, so here’s this guy who is incredibly athletic and he’s incredibly huge – he’s just a big, big, strong man. It’s important for him that he protects that. He and I have had a couple of conversations about what he should do and what he shouldn’t do – if things get too heated, call me.”
Omos signed with WWE in 2019, before appearing alongside Akira Tozawa as his ‘Giant Ninja.’ He later featured as the bouncer on Raw Underground.
After Raw Underground was cancelled, the giant Superstar joined forces with AJ Styles, being formally introduced at Survivor Series in 2020. As the months passed, Omos helped Styles during his matches, much to the chagrin of the former World Champion’s opponents.
In March, Omos announced that he would be stepping inside the ring for the first time, teaming with Styles to take on The New Day at WrestleMania 37. On the night Styles and Omos won the Raw Tag Team Championships, with the former college basketball star earning praise for his performance.
The pair lost the titles at SummerSlam but Omos has continued to earn plaudits for his in-ring performances.