One of the most hotly debated topics in the world of professional wrestling is who would sit atop the Mount Rushmore of the sport. The South Dakota based US memorial to four of the most beloved Presidents in US history is often used as a comparison to the best of the best in the wrestling industry and one WWE Hall Of Famer has had his say on who should sit upon the mountain top
The Undertaker selects four WWE Hall Of Famer’s for Mount Rushmore nod
Who would be selected amongst the top four names in industry history is, of course, subjective but during a recent appearance on Ariel Helwani Meets, The Undertaker selected four fellow WWE Hall Of Fame members for the positions of honour:
So I’m gonna go Andre, Flair, Austin and Hogan probably.
The list does slightly contradict his previous thoughts on the matter. When asked by Kevin Hart during an appearance on the pint-sized comedian’s Cold As Balls series, ‘The Deadman’ selected Shawn Michaels and The Rock in place of Flair and Hogan.
He has remained consistent, however, with the selections of former rival Austin and the legendary Andre The Giant. ‘The Demon Of Death Valley’ recently revealed that not wrestling Andre was one of his great WWE regrets.
By the time that Undertaker arrived in WWE in late 1990, Andre The Giant’s health had declined and his in-ring career was effectively over. However he did make sporadic non wrestling appearances for the company and remained a huge presence. During a 2021 appearance 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.”
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