The Undertaker Threatened To Walk From WrestleMania After Vince McMahon Argument

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Over three decades as a WWE Superstar, nobody became more closely associated with WrestleMania than The Undertaker as he built his legendary Streak.

The Streak came crashing to an end in 2014 at WrestleMania 30 when he lost to Brock Lesnar but The Deadman still lit up the event in the following years. In 2018, The Undertaker did not appear in the run-up to the event with John Cena goading him into facing him on The Grandest Stage of Them All.

That match was not confirmed until the show itself when Cena finally got the word to leave his seat in the crowd and make his way to the ring. The Undertaker then finally made his presence felt as he finished Cena off in just a few minutes. Something that the WWE Hall of Famer was less than happy with.

Speaking on Insight with Chris Van Vliet, The Undertaker revealed that he threatened to leave the event after Vince McMahon told him that in spite of all his preparation for the event, he was only going to be competing for five minutes:

“Yeah, I didn’t know it was gonna be short till I got there that day. So I’ve trained for a 45-minute war, right, and all right, here’s redemption. I’m gonna, man, I am going to light this place on fire, I felt good. And Vince calls me into his office and he goes okay, he says it’s just gonna be about five minutes, you know, you’re gonna squash him.

“I’m like, what? What? And, you know, Vince, he just thought that was the funniest [thing] because he knew how hard I’d been training. I’m like, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no. I said I’m going. I said I’m doing 30 or I’m not going out. And he’s like, Mark, that’s not what we need. And I’m like no Vince.”

The Undertaker then explained that he tried to find agreement from John Cena but in the end, Cena ended up siding with McMahon and ganged up on him:

“I was like, Where’s John? Where’s he at? So John comes in he goes, Oh no. He goes I talked mad smack about you dude. Yeah, you need to beat me quick and get this over with. I’m like are you kidding me? It’s like we’ve never worked on pay-per-view are you [serious]? And this is WrestleMania, give me a break here. And they both ganged up on me.

Finally, I threw my hands up. I was like, I can’t believe [it], and Vince just thought that was the funniest thing because like I said, I trained like an animal, I was so unbearable at home. I mean, as far as my diet and the training and just all my protocols of you know recoup, rehab, I was a nightmare. I get there and yeah, five minutes. And it was like that was it.”

h/t Inside The Ropes