A former WWE star has explained how they ended up training with The Undertaker ahead of one of his massive WrestleMania matches.
The Undertaker’s WrestleMania Streak is legendary as The Deadman went 21 straight matches on The Grandest Stage of Them All without tasting defeat. As The Undertaker stopped wrestling full-time, only returning for matches at massive shows, he needed to get a taste of being in a ring again before one big bout.
Speaking on The Wrestling Outlaws, former WWE star EC3 explained how he got a chance to help The Undertaker get ready for a WrestleMania bout and how his experience was invaluable:
“I think it was WrestleMania 27 or 28. He came down to FCW, and he was walking around, and we were just practicing, and Taker was here; we didn’t know. I tagged, and I found the biggest guy, and I just started working a big guy, an aggressive heel, someone I could sell for. And he was watching. I think it was Titus O’Neil, so I can’t believe I got out of that alive. So I’m working a big guy just to show him I can work.”
“A month later, we get a call, ‘Hey, Undertaker wants to train for WrestleMania. Can you come in on Saturday and work with him?’ And I said, ‘Yes, that would be cool, of course.'”
“We had about three to four hours of hanging out. A lot of it was just talking to him and getting insight on him – on the business. Then occasionally, we’ll run a couple of spots, and then he went on a long tirade of talking; it was just like first-class education. I’ll never forget; I was sitting under the tree and he got up after talking, he corrects his neck twice and hits two ropes, does a back bump, and he’s like ‘I’m ready for Mania’ and walked out. That was his training.”