The Undertaker has recalled his unhappiness at Vince McMahon for a segment on Raw before the 1993 Survivor Series in Boston.
The history of The Undertaker will forever be intertwined with Survivor Series. The annual event is where his incredible career began in 1991 and where he gave his ‘Final Farewell’ in 2020. However, not all of his memories of the November spectacular have been good ones.
the 1993 edition of the event was originally set to be headlined by ‘The All-Americans’ featuring Lex Luger, The Steiner Brothers and Tatanka facing off against the dastardly ‘Foreign Fanatics’ made up of Yokozuna, Ludvig Borga and The Quebecers.
The feud between Luger and Yokozuna began when, onboard the USS Intrepid, Luger was the first man to be able to slam the two-tine WWF Champion. While the two clashed repeatedly through SummerSlam, The Steiner Brothers were having their own battles with The Quebecers, while it was Borga who ended the two-year winning streak of Tatanka.
Following this victory, Borga beat down Tatanka to the extent he was no longer able to compete at Survivor Series. His replacement was the ‘Deadman’ himself.
The Undertaker revealed he had joined Luger’s team by pulling back his trademark coat to show that there was an American flag in the lining, signifying that he was now part of the All-Americans.
“If it would have been up to me you wouldn’t have seen it. Believe me, I’m as big a patriot as will come down the road. I do a lot of work with our veterans and our first responders. But when Vince McMahon presented that to me, I was like, ‘There is no way in heck I am going to walk out there and open my coat with that flag.’ He thought it was so cool because it was the Betsy Ross 13-colony flag, right? And that was what was going to make it cool. I was livid. I was like this is not what Undertaker does.”
During the appearance, The Phenom also discussed why he felt “boxed in” by his Deadman character, explaining that it limited what he could do outside the ring.
H/T to Sportskeeda for the above transcription.