The Undertaker has revealed how nervous he was prior to his WWE debut at the 1990 Survivor Series.
In an interview with USA Today, ‘The Deadman’ admitted to feeling anxious before he walked through the curtain as ‘The Phenom’ for the first time:
“Mark Calaway at that moment is so nervous that he can barely get one foot in front of the other. This is a brand new character, and in the ring, you’ve got ‘The American Dream’ Dusty Rhodes, you got Bret Hart, all these top-tier guys, and I’m about to basically toss them all around. I already knew in my head that this character was going to walk slow, but I’m so excited on the inside, I’m like, ‘Slow down.’ And I was moving slow, but in my head, I want to get there and get started.”
The Undertaker showed no sign of nerves in an electrifying debut. In a traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match, ‘Taker ejected future WWE Hall of Famers, Koko B. Ware and Dusty Rhodes in rapid fashion. He went on to win the WWE World Championship from Hulk Hogan at the following year’s Survivor Series.
The 55-year old wrestled his final bout at WrestleMania 36 earlier this year and is set to celebrate his three-decade career, 30 years after his debut at the 2020 Survivor Series.
You can read the full interview here.